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Drop in voter turnout

Tuesday 23 August 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in National, Politics

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Drop in voter turnout
Voters wait for their turn at a polling station in Rarotonga. Cook Islands will have to wait until next week to find the final results of the 2022 General Election. Photo: MELINA ETCHES/22080106

Electoral turnout percentage in the Pa Enua (outer islands) was significantly higher than in Rarotonga during the 2022 general elections.

Electoral turnout percentage in the Pa Enua (outer islands) was significantly higher than in Rarotonga during the 2022 general elections.


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Soa Tini on 23/08/2022

Change the Electoral Act for any eligible voter to cast their vote compulsory on the general election day. If they missed out to penalise with a fine of $50 without any reasonable reason. This will boost the turnout to 95-100% for sure and revenue to the economy, just like here in Australia. Thanks.