Election 2020 will look different - 8.30am Newsbreak

By Te Ao - Māori News

The Electoral Commission is anticipating a very different General Election this year due to the impacts of COVID-19 and is already looking at scenarios to reduce social interaction. 

Social distancing could highlight a different way to increase voter turn-out, in particular Māori. The General Election date has been set this year for September 19 but Alicia Wright, Chief Electoral Officer says this can be deferred to 2021 with a 75 percent support of Parliament. 

In the meantime, focus is to work around social distancing options.