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Electors queuing to vote, 1960


Electors queue to vote at the Wellington Town Hall on 26 November 1960. Note the folding wooden screens and dustbin-style metal ballot box.

At this time popular participation in New Zealand's electoral system was extremely high by international standards – between 1946 and 1963 voter turnout ranged from 89.1 to 93.5 percent.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: EP/1960/4295-F
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