Though they praised the peaceful election procedure, the professionalism of the polling officials and the adequate representation of women in the process.
Today, for the second time, polling officials were nowhere to be seen, and the 70-year-old former mine worker was losing both his strength and his patience.
Clearly, those realities contributed to the disarray on election day, and not just in the form of polling officials who could not read or write.
Remain there, watching the count (inform the senior polling official of the intention).
But in any event, the polling officials said, his vote would count only in one of the beauty contests.
Reportedly, she stood by and argued with the polling officials on behalf of each individual woman.
However, Maori continued to use a verbal system - whereby electors had to tell the polling official which candidate they wanted to vote for.
(As the article pointed out, all of the voters who complained went to the press about the problem rather than the polling officials.)
Returns from the other districts will not be available until Wednesday, the city clerk said, because polling officials did not turn them in tonight.
Two polling officials even died due to sun stroke in Orissa with two also falling ill.