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New Zealand PM Votes A Week Before Polls Close In Election

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has voted in the nations general election, a week before polls officially close.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has voted in the nations general election, two weeks before polls officially close.

Ardern cast her vote in her Auckland district on Oct. 3 after visiting a market in the heavily Polynesian south Auckland suburb of Otara, where she was thronged by supporters.

Arderns Labour Party has governed since the 2017 general election, when it was able to forge a narrow majority in New Zealands 120-seat Parliament in a coalition with the left-wing Greens and right-wing New Zealand First parties.

Recent polls show a more comfortable result this year, with the Labour Party leading the National Party, led by 61-year-old conservative Judith Collins, by as many as 13 points.

Arderns visit to Otara was an effort to get out the vote in an electorate in which Labour out-polls National by around four votes to one.

Were seeing really high turnout at the moment for advance voting, Ardern said. We want to make sure everyone uses their voice until election day.”

Voters have four choices to make this year. They are picking a candidate to represent their electorate and choosing which party to give their party vote. Seats in Parliament are allocated on the basis of seats won and the percentage of the vote won by each party.

Voters also face two referendums. They will vote on the decriminalization of cannabis and on the legalization of assisted dying in limited cases.

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This story has been corrected to show that Ardern voted on Oct. 3, not Oct. 10.

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