Election 2014

22 Oct 2008

Many voters unaware of electorate change, says Maori Party

11:20 am on 22 October 2008

The Maori Party candidate for the Hauraki-Waikato seat says the Electoral Commission has not done enough to inform voters about boundary changes to the seat.

The Maori seat replaces the Tainui electorate, held by Labour MP Nanaia Mahuta.

Maori Party candidate Angeline Greensill told Waatea News that while she was campaigning with the party's co-leader Pita Sharples over the weekend she found many Maori voters were unaware of boundary changes.

Angeline Greensill says some voters living on the eastern side of the southern motorway may wrongly assume they are still in the Tamaki Makaurau seat, held by Dr Sharples.