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Wellington City mayoral election, 1941

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May 1941  1944 →
19,919  10,978
Turnout  31,158
63.92  35.23
Wellington City mayoral election, 1941

The Wellington City mayoral election, 1941 was part of the New Zealand local elections held that same year. In 1941, elections were held for the Mayor of Wellington plus other local government positions including fifteen city councillors. The polling was conducted using the standard first-past-the-post electoral method.

The election resulted in a landslide victory for the right-leaning local ticket the Citizens' Association with their candidates capturing all council seats and the mayoralty, whitewashing the Labour Party. This election saw the new development of non-ratepayers being able to vote in municipal elections. The tenants of state houses were not required to pay rates directly to the council as equivalent costs were paid to central government instead, nonetheless residents of state housing were eligible to vote.

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Wellington City mayoral election, 1941 Wikipedia


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