Special Report: Why the Pennsylvania vote count might throw U.S. into political crisis https://t.co/eJLhtzHOMB
Special Group New Zealand, Poem and Sweetshop drive NZ citizens to vote in federal election https://t.co/l5Zmq9LYnf
Special Group New Zealand, Poem and Sweetshop drive NZ citizens to vote in federal election https://t.co/ajB2TI4gc2 https://t.co/Q9KBB2I5AW
On election day almost 2.4 million voting papers for the general election were counted by 20,000 people at 2,500 locations around the country. Now every vote will be counted again along with an estimated 480,000 special votes. Check out the whole process: https://t.co/aqgb9N8lMV https://t.co/3gFqdbhLIM
@TheSpinoffTV They all look ready to go but....if the special votes are still coming in, should #10 be so confident? I wouldn't totally unpack until every vote is confirmed 🙄 I'm sure David & his team will have plenty to ask about "Where are the Air NZ travel passes, never been to Geneva"
@aw_nz @nzmrichards Yep, if you weren’t on the printed roll, or the details on the roll needed to be updated your vote would be a special.
@arnie03 @nzmrichards I think anyone who enrolled (or like me, finally got around to updating their address) after advance voting opened would be a special vote. Mine was.
@BallotBoxScot Couple of things... Yay Chloe Swarbrick. NZ doesn't declare on the night so vote counts & even results can change. Declarations will be Nov 6th. This is because NZ makes it v easy to vote, from anywhere in the world, up until 7pm on election night. https://t.co/gFfm3EjCpa
I don't think I need to wait for special votes to acknowledge that my model for predicting NZ party vote based on polls, which worked so well in 2017 & ok in 2014, failed in 2020. A thread to talk about why, and what that means for NZ polls (continued).
There are still hundreds of thousands of special votes to be counted, but there's a lot more data available than just the slice of the party vote. @marcdaalder reports on the scale of National’s collapse and Labour’s surge https://t.co/8tJbfa0CEU
I'm curious to see how much the special votes affect the preliminary results of the NZ election. I'm especially interested in whether the overseas vote follows usual patterns, e.g. high support for the Greens, or if enough Kiwis returned home that its complexion is altered.
@arvethli @LaceEatenLegs Elaborating, the Special Vote process requires some extra verifications (is the person enrolled, consulting the private electoral rolls, etc) so I think they try and take up the entire time available to make sure it's done right. They also have to be redistributed nationally
@skortmanteau We don’t have a breakdown of special votes at this point; official results will be released 6 Nov. More detailed special vote statistics will be released by 20 Nov. For an idea of the level of detail in that, see the stats section of the 2017 results: https://t.co/ZRroHvIi5q
@rebelraising @stringy @PennyAFox NZ officially declares 2 weeks after election day, so that special votes (those at different polling places, overseas, hospital votes etc - no proxies in NZ but lots of ways to get everyone to vote themselves) can be gathered by returning officers and validated if necessary.
#WATCH: The Auckland Central electorate delivered a shock result on election night, with Chlöe Swarbrick taking the win. The Green Party MP told @ConorWhittenTV she's feeling "ecstatic", but is eager to see incoming special vote results https://t.co/lRo0eSIiSS #Decision20 https://t.co/JxUg5uK1Ix
@althecat Radio NZ is reporting turnout at 82% 2% up on 2017. I've checked my workings 2,381,472 is about 68% of the total enrolled vote of 3,487,654. So votes counted vs votes cast? So it seems that there are a LOT of special votes? 14% is huge. Intrigued and confused.
Electoral Commission latest: 480,000 special votes to be counted (in 10 days' time). Voter turnout est. to be 2.88m or 82.5% of those enrolled, cf 79.8% turnout in 2017. 1.98m advance-voted https://t.co/rLcl7x5A93
Parliament (so far, still 480,000 special votes to be counted) if we had Proper Proportional Representation (i.e. 1% vote = 1% seats) Labour: 59 National: 32 ACT: 10 Green: 9 NZ First: 3 New Conservatives: 2 Opportunities: 2 Maori: 2 Advance: 1
@TheTeetering I mean Australians can live and work in NZ without any special visas. Stick over there long enough and you can vote, just as a permanent resident 😍
Dear USA, NZ had polling booths open days before to ensure voting without long queues; if you're disabled, an official could come to your home to collect your vote; and we had postal & overseas special votes. Our polls, closed 7pm. We knew who the govt was by 11pm. #Election2020
Billy Te Kahika Jamie Lee Ross its astounding. The support was beyond belief, the cries to vote Advance NZ were loud. One can believe influences in high places had everything to do with the outcome. Tho' who knows what miracle can happen with special votes
I walked in to a hall yesterday & voted by special vote bc I am outside of my electorate A queue of 2 Special vote took 10 mins to fill in forms prior to voting New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won in a landslide Why? She’s a good person & leader https://t.co/JYMZtSbu1e
Ardern’ s Labour wins 50% and her government wins 60% of the vote. That’s what success looks like. https://t.co/xwVC5bUjg1
It's Voting Day in NZ today. This thread is a great explanation on how simple it is to vote in NZ because it's made easy. Plus, some voting stations have been open for a few weeks for special voting. Almost 2 million people (out of an eligible 3.5 million voters) voted early! https://t.co/gJctcrzJvJ
1. My phone broke so no nude taking for a bit till I can afford to get a new one 😅😢 2. If y’all are in NZ make sure you go out and vote. If you send me proof you’ve voted I’ll send you a special prerecorded video 😁
@vivsterBI it's legal to remind people it's election day and offer to get them to a polling place, or get a special vote to them. You can't attempt to influence their choice of vote, but if you're going door to door you can wear a party rosette https://t.co/aZVa2GAojU
@Sorrelish I did think it was a bit mad how you can only vote at your designated polling station over here. In NZ you can do it at any polling station in your constituency, or rock up to any polling station outside your constituency and give them your name and ask to cast a "special vote"
@MadMaclegend So, you want to vote? NZ: Great! You can do it from two weeks before election day. Not enrolled? No wuckas, you can enrol at the polling place on the day - no ID needed. Outside your electorate? Too easy, you can cast a special vote. US: We don't actually want you to vote.
Are you still wondering who to vote for tomorrow? Want to know what policies Labour, National, The Greens and NZ First have around libraries? READ MORE > https://t.co/KTOg0OtMzr #VoteNZ @LIANZAPresident https://t.co/8WwDTmCcK4
Literally though. 5 min on my lunch break to go to the community centre attached to the cafe I ate at & vote. It was a special vote too, and still absolutely no queue or time (& the ballot box was FULL to push the vote into). NZ, we are so lucky to have so few barriers to voting!
An undecided voter decides with a little help from The Late Night Big Breakfast election special in today's @nzherald column https://t.co/hEs6zVLGOV
@OlieWoli1 @somnolesence that's a bit shite tbh, we can just rock up and vote anywhere we want. you can even vote in a neighbouring electorate (and can cast a special vote anywhere in the country, and we instituted same-day registration for 2020)
Several extra features of NZ elections that we don't realise aren't common can vote at any polling booth in our electorate (or nearby electorates!), we don't even have one assigned to go to can cast a special vote at any polling booth in the country same-day registration https://t.co/WkAIc0pWdb