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dc.contributor.authorAsquith, Aen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorWebster, Ken_NZ
dc.contributor.authorCardow, Aen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-25T03:06:41Z
dc.date.available2021-11-25T03:06:41Z
dc.date.copyright2021en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationCommonwealth Journal of Local Governance, (24), 79-97. https://doi.org/10.5130/cjlg.vi24.7541
dc.identifier.issn1836-0394en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/14725
dc.description.abstractWithin a global context, local government in New Zealand occupies an enviable position: it enjoys both a statutorily-defined ‘power of general competence’ and financial autonomy from central government. However, despite this, voter turnout rates in New Zealand local elections continue to fall as ever fewer New Zealanders engage in this fundamental act of civic engagement. This review article examines the decline in voting over the last four New Zealand local government elections (2010/13/16/19). It aims to do three things: plot the decline; identify and analyse the causes of this decline; and suggest ways in which the decline might be countered. The authors reach the conclusion that local government in New Zealand is at a crossroads – it will either be rejuvenated as a source of local democracy and prosper, or decline into an administrative arm of central government.en_NZ
dc.publisherUTSePress Journals, University of Technology, Sidneyen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/cjlg/article/view/7541
dc.rights© 2021 Andy Asquith, Karen Webster and Andrew Cardow. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported (CC BY 4.0) License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), allowing third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, provided the original work is properly cited and states its license.
dc.subjectLocal government; Elections; Citizen engagement; New Zealand
dc.titleVoting in New Zealand Local Government Elections: The Need to Encourage Greater Voter Turnouten_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.5130/cjlg.vi24.7541en_NZ
aut.relation.endpage97
aut.relation.issue24en_NZ
aut.relation.startpage79
pubs.elements-id438502
aut.relation.journalCommonwealth Journal of Local Governanceen_NZ


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