The Covid-19-hit election for Auckland’s Entrust consumer trust is heading for a grim turnout that could fall short of 2018’s record-low of just 12%, Stuff reports. Only 4.5% of 308,000 eligible voters have had their say on who should control the majority owner of electricity lines company Vector. The National Party aligned Communities and Residents (C&R) ticket is being challenged by newcomers More For You, Better for Climate. But Covid-19 alert levels have delayed the erection of billboards and prevented face to face campaigning or meetings. A further closing hurdle is that voting papers can’t be dropped-off ahead of the 5pm deadline on October 29, due to no office being open with a secure ballot box.