A voting paper, a unique identifier number and this ratification information booklet (which includes instructions on how to vote) has been posted to those registered on the Maniapoto Tribal Register.
Online voting will also be made available, as well as special voting forms for those not registered on the Maniapoto Tribal Register, but are eligible and still wish to vote. Voting must be cast through one of the formal processes. Informal votes by show of hands or other means will not be accepted.
The Crown will decide if the number of valid votes returned demonstrates sufficient support to go ahead with both the DOS, PSGE and transfer of MIO and IAO status. The number of votes matters, not just how many agree. Therefore, it is very important that everyone takes the opportunity to have a say and vote.