1. Converted from Canadian dollars at 17th September 2010 exchange rate for illustrative purposes (£1 = $1.61)
2. It is important to note that New Zealand turnout figures include blank, spoiled, and invalid papers which are returned. The numbers casting valid ballots are significantly smaller. It is also common for electors to be asked to vote in several different elections on the same ballot paper. For example, an elector may be asked to vote for Health Board members on the same piece of paper as for a local mayor and councillors; this is likely to affect turnout.
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