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Get Ready For The Election

Monday, 6 July 2020, 9:04 am | Electoral Commission

It’s time to get ready to vote in the 2020 General Election and referendums. “It’s less than three months now until the election on 19 September when you choose the people and parties that represent you in Parliament. There will also be two referendums ... More >>

Be Part Of The Election Team

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 11:48 am | Electoral Commission

Hiring is underway for the 2020 General Election with people needed to fill over 25,000 roles. “This is an opportunity to be part of the election team and help voters have their say at the 19 September election and referendums,” says Chief ... More >>

Safety At The Election

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 10:24 am | Electoral Commission

A range of measures will be put in place to help make it safe for voters and election workers to take part in the 2020 General Election and referendums. The Electoral Commission is continuing to work towards delivering the election and two referendums ... More >>

Enrol To Vote During O-Week

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 10:48 am | Electoral Commission

Younger voters are being encouraged to take time now to make sure they are enrolled and ready to vote in this year’s election and referendums. The Electoral Commission’s enrolment teams will be at orientation events at universities, polytechnics and wānanga ... More >>

Statement on donations enquiries

Monday, 10 February 2020, 1:14 pm | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has made enquiries into issues raised regarding the New Zealand First Party and the New Zealand First Foundation and their compliance with the requirements for donations and loans. More >>

Key dates for 2020 election

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 4:12 pm | Electoral Commission

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of the election date, the Electoral Commission has confirmed the timetable for the 2020 General Election. The 2020 General Election will be held on Saturday 19 September 2020. Referendums will also be held ... More >>

Half way point for Māori Electoral Option

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 10:19 am | Electoral Commission

Electoral Commission teams will be at Matariki events around the country over the next few weeks talking to people about the Māori Electoral Option, which runs for just two more months. More >>

Voting early in the Northcote by-election

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 10:18 am | Electoral Commission

“If you’re enrolled in the Northcote electorate, you can vote in person at an advance voting place from today, Monday 28 May,” says Anita Balakrishnan, National Manager of Voting Services for the Electoral Commission. More >>

By-Election Candidates And Voting Places Announced

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 4:51 pm | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has released the names of the candidates standing in the Northcote by-election, along with a list of voting places for when voting starts. More >>

Electoral Commission preparing for Northcote by-election

Monday, 9 April 2018, 5:51 pm | Electoral Commission

Electoral Commission preparing for Northcote by-election The Electoral Commission has begun preparations for a by-election in the Northcote electorate on Saturday 9 June. “Voters in the Northcote general electorate will be choosing a new local ... More >>

Election turnout up for all age groups

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 2:39 pm | Electoral Commission

The turnout of voters at the 2017 General Election was up on 2014 across all age groups, with a 6.5% increase for younger voters. More >>

2017 General Election Writ Returned

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 2:19 pm | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has returned the writ for the 2017 General Election marking the end of the formal election process. More >>

New Zealand General Election - Official Results

Saturday, 7 October 2017, 3:02 pm | Electoral Commission

The official results for the General Election held on 23 September 2017 have been determined in accordance with the requirements of the electoral legislation. More >>

New Zealand 2017 General Election – Official Results

Saturday, 7 October 2017, 2:00 pm | Electoral Commission

New Zealand 2017 General Election – Official Results The Electoral Commission has declared the official results for the 2017 General Election. Main points: • The number of seats in Parliament will be 120. • The National Party has 56 seats ... More >>

Four election day social media incidents referred to Police

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 2:54 pm | Electoral Commission

On 2 October 2017, the Electoral Commission referred four incidents to Police in response to complaints about social media content on election day. More >>

Preliminary results for the 2017 General Election

Monday, 25 September 2017, 10:15 am | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has released the preliminary results for the 2017 General Election. Party Party Votes % Votes Electorate Seats List Seats Total Seats National Party 998,813 46.0 41 17 58 Labour Party 776,556 35.8 29 16 45 New Zealand First ... More >>

Last Chance to Enrol to Vote

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 12:12 pm | Electoral Commission

Last chance to enrol to vote Voters who aren’t already enrolled need to hurry and enrol by the end of tomorrow, Friday 22 September, to be able to vote in the 2017 General Election. “Election day is almost here and this is your last chance ... More >>

No EasyVote pack? You need to enrol now

Monday, 18 September 2017, 11:24 am | Electoral Commission

Voters who haven’t received their personalised EasyVote pack in the mail by now need to enrol or update their details by this Friday. More >>

Advance voting starts on Monday

Friday, 8 September 2017, 10:50 am | Electoral Commission

Voting in the 2017 General Election kicks off in earnest on Monday 11 September when advance voting places open, and will go through until election day on Saturday 23 September. More >>

Overseas Voting Starts Today

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 10:27 am | Electoral Commission

“Being out of the country doesn’t mean you have to miss out on voting and having your say in the election,” says Alicia Wright, Chief Electoral Officer. More >>