A poor way to vote . . .

LETTER

Re: Hoardings signal end of phoney war, September 4 editorial.

No doubt you are correct when you say that repeated sight of a particular face leaves a subliminal effect on the mind of the viewer — and so a person votes. But what a poor way to vote. A voter’s critical mind is then not working.

Each voter should find out more about the candidates. A Meet the Candidates evening is one way. Your paper’s special feature is another.

With so many standing for the council it’s a dog’s breakfast. Simply because a candidate is a sitting councillor is not a reason to vote for that person, nor if that person appears many times in the press as saying things at council meetings.

One does not know whether the quoted remark was a good contribution to the debate. So do your best voters. Vote soundly.

Allan Hall

Re: Hoardings signal end of phoney war, September 4 editorial.

No doubt you are correct when you say that repeated sight of a particular face leaves a subliminal effect on the mind of the viewer — and so a person votes. But what a poor way to vote. A voter’s critical mind is then not working.

Each voter should find out more about the candidates. A Meet the Candidates evening is one way. Your paper’s special feature is another.

With so many standing for the council it’s a dog’s breakfast. Simply because a candidate is a sitting councillor is not a reason to vote for that person, nor if that person appears many times in the press as saying things at council meetings.

One does not know whether the quoted remark was a good contribution to the debate. So do your best voters. Vote soundly.

Allan Hall

Your email address will not be published. Comments will display after being approved by a staff member. Comments may be edited for clarity.

Poll

  • Voting please wait...
    Your vote has been cast. Reloading page...
    Are you pleased that New Zealand history will be taught in all schools and kura from 2022?