Locals and postal workers are upset after a 3000 items of mail, including 667 voting forms, were found dumped or hoarded in Wellington.
Electoral officer Warwick Lampp said a stack of voting packs had been found unopened and undelivered, affecting 13 streets in Maupuia, a hilltop suburb on Miramar Peninsula with about 1500 residents.
A good reminder of how insecure postal voting is. The Electoral Officer has no way of checking if the ballots have been received by the voters and the voters have no way of checking their votes have been received by the Electoral Officer.
In comparison to postal voting, e-voting is far far more secure.