Friday, June 29, 2012

Our day, not theirs

One of the great things about New Zealand elections is the ban on campaigning on the day. Originally enacted in 1905 to prevent harassment of people going to the polls, it has become a fundamental feature of our democracy. Election day is the one day when we are free from politicians and their attention-seeking behaviour.

So naturally, Labour wants to get rid of it, so they can harass people all the way to the polling booth, and again when they come out.

No thanks. Election day is our day, not theirs, and the politicians should leave us to vote in peace.