Preliminary results have been circulating which suggest that New Zealanders have voted overwhelmingly against the Smacking Law.
87.6% of respondents voted that NO smacking as a part of good parental correction should not be considered a criminal offence. Those voting YES accounted for 11.81% of the vote.
Over 1,622,150 votes were cast which reflected a 54.04% voter turnout.
Official results will be announced 25 August (Tuesday).
These preliminary votes reflect a number of polls that have been conducted over the last few months. Commentators suggest that these results will lead to a change in the law.
What are your thought whānau?
Did you vote? Do you agree with the outcome?
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