Sunday, October 10, 2004

Our Vote-counters are still useless.

It has been over twenty-four hours since the local government ballot boxes closed. Despite this, we still do not know:
Who got elected to the Canterbury District Health Board,
Who got elected Mayor of Dunedin, and
Who got elected to the Dunedin City Council.
This state of affairs quite frankly is a disgrace. The situation is being blamed on the late surge of votes, which is a pathetic excuse. If they had blurted out the real reason, namely that they couldn't understand STV, that would have provoked adverse comparisons with the inbred Tasmanians who also have STV but still managed to count their votes within three hours.