Today all of the hoardings in Mount Albert go down. Tommorrow the many volunteers from all major and few minor parties will assemble to help get voters to go to the polling booths.
For people in Mount Albert who are unsure if they can vote in that electorate because you just moved there. You can. Just go to the polling booth and have a special vote. The polling clerks will sort it out after the day.
All of the Labour volunteers, who are whom I’m interested in, know where they have to go. If in doubt read your e-mail backlog. We need everyone to turn out and do their part.
Despite what the polls say, mid-winter elections for Labour depend on making sure that everyone who can vote does vote. To do that we need a lot of people to help remind people that there is a by-election on Saturday. Hard as it may be to believe, there are still people who won’t know that it is Saturday. Despite how crap the weather is likely to be is they should get to a polling booth to select their new MP to replace Helen Clark. The systems are all in place and everything you do will be effective.
Lets see if it is possible to get a higher turnout in a by-election than it is in a general election.
In the meantime there will be a silence about the political aspects of the by-election in Mount Albert on this blog site until after the polls close at about 7pm. This will be enforced by auto-moderation and a strict banning policy.