The ‘Vote Friday’ initiative will see staff at businesses across the city given 30 minutes to fill out ballot papers on 4 October. Among those taking part are Stuff, NZ Police, Auckland Council, Spark, Auckland Business Chamber and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.
Organisations / companies can sign up to take part by visiting www.voteauckland.co.nz , and an information pack will then be emailed out. Workers at companies that have signed up to take part in Vote Friday will be given 30 minutes off to cast their vote.
Businesses taking part can either post completed voting papers with their outgoing mail, put them in a post box or arrange for a Vote Friday ballot box to visit their office.
The election will be held from Friday September 20 until midday on October 12.