Record numbers of Northland voters have cast their votes in advance of Saturday's by-election.
Early voting figures were more than double those for the general election last September.
By last Friday, more than 5500 Northland people had voted - more than 10 per cent of enrolled voters. Most made their choice last week.
As well as the unusually high early turnout, electoral officials said there had also been a spike in new enrolments for the general roll since the Northland by-election was announced in February.
The Electoral Commission is reminding people they have until Friday to enrol to vote, if they were not already on the electoral roll.