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Election Night Results For The 2020 General Election

Sunday, 18 October 2020, 6:02 am | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has released the election night results for the 2020 General Election. Party  Party Votes % Votes Electorate Seats List Seats Total Seats Labour Party 1,169,397 49.1 43 21 64 National Party 638,393 26.8 26 9 35 ACT New ... More >>

Last Chance To Vote

Friday, 16 October 2020, 11:25 am | Electoral Commission

Tomorrow, Saturday 17 October, is election day and the last chance to vote in the 2020 General Election and referendums. “2,567 voting places will be open from 9am until 7pm on Saturday, so there is plenty of opportunity for anyone who hasn’t ... More >>

Update On EasyVote Packs

Friday, 9 October 2020, 2:44 pm | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission is confident that no unofficial material was included in the EasyVote packs that have gone out to 3.3 million voters. The Commission is aware of 24 reports of voters receiving a VoteSafe referendum flyer in their EasyVote pack ... More >>

Bumper Number Of Voting Places Open This Weekend

Friday, 9 October 2020, 9:50 am | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission is urging people to take advantage of a big increase in advance voting places open this weekend to get out and vote early. Chief Electoral Officer Alicia Wright says about 450 voting places were open last Saturday, but the ... More >>

Voting Papers For Port Waikato Reprinted

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 1:35 pm | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has reprinted voting papers from the Port Waikato electorate that had a formatting error. The white circle for people to place a tick by Vision New Zealand’s name was missing on the voting papers. There was space next to the ... More >>

Advance Voting Starts On Saturday

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 10:20 am | Electoral Commission

Voters will head to the polls on Saturday when nearly 450 advance voting places open their doors for this year’s election and referendums. Chief Electoral Officer Alicia Wright says the popularity of advance voting has been rising steadily – ... More >>

Overseas Voting Starts On Wednesday

Monday, 28 September 2020, 11:03 am | Electoral Commission

Voters who are overseas will be able to vote in the 2020 General Election and referendums from this Wednesday. About 67,000 New Zealand voters are enrolled at an overseas address. Overseas voters can vote from Wednesday 30 September until 7pm on election ... More >>

More Time To Register For Postal Voting

Monday, 21 September 2020, 2:17 pm | Electoral Commission

The deadline to register for a postal vote for the upcoming election and referendums has been extended by five days to give people more time to apply. Postal voting is available for people who cannot go to a voting place to vote in person, for example ... More >>

Electoral Commission: Candidate And Party Lists Released

Saturday, 19 September 2020, 2:06 pm | Electoral Commission

17 registered political parties and 677 candidates will be contesting the 2020 General Election Nominations have now closed and the Electoral Commission has released the electorate and party list candidates for 2020 online at vote.nz . Advance voting ... More >>

Voting Place Locations Released

Friday, 18 September 2020, 12:38 pm | Electoral Commission

More than 2,800 voting places locations have been reconfirmed for the 2020 General Election and referendums. Voting Services National Manager Graeme Astle says reconfirmation of election plans has gone well since the election date was changed and preparations ... More >>

School-age Voters About To Head To Polls

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 10:15 am | Electoral Commission

About 140,000 school-age voters will jump the gun on their adult counterparts when they start mock elections next week. A record-breaking 1,034 schools are preparing to take part in the Electoral Commission’s Kids Voting civics education programme, ... More >>

Arriving Travellers In Isolation To Be Able To Vote By Telephone

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 9:16 am | Electoral Commission

Up to 5,000 people in managed isolation or quarantine will be able to vote by telephone in the general election and referendums after an amendment to electoral regulations last week. Chief Electoral Officer Alicia Wright says the Electoral Commission sought ... More >>

Writ Day Election Milestone

Sunday, 13 September 2020, 11:37 am | Electoral Commission

Today is writ day, a milestone on the election calendar when the formal writ is issued for the 2020 General Election to be held. The Governor-General, Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, signed the writ at Government House today directing ... More >>

Enrol Now To Get Your EasyVote Card

Monday, 7 September 2020, 11:20 am | Electoral Commission

More than 400,000 voters have less than a week left to enrol in time to receive an EasyVote card for the General Election and referendums. The Electoral Commission’s National Manager of Enrolment and Community Engagement, Mandy Bohté, says having ... More >>

Election Day Will Be 17 October

Monday, 17 August 2020, 11:12 am | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission is adjusting its plans to deliver the 2020 General Election and referendums on Saturday 17 October. The Prime Minister has announced today that election day has been moved from 19 September to 17 October 2020. “Confirmation ... More >>

Enrol Now To Make Voting Easy

Monday, 3 August 2020, 12:42 pm | Electoral Commission

Time is running out to make voting easy in the 2020 General Election and referendums. About 500,000 eligible New Zealanders still haven’t enrolled to vote and half of them are under the age of 30. “Make voting easy this year by getting your enrolment ... More >>

Did You Get Your Enrolment Pack?

Friday, 24 July 2020, 1:24 pm | Electoral Commission

Voters who haven’t received an enrolment update pack in the mail need to act now to make sure they are enrolled and ready to vote in the September election and referendums. 3.27m personalised enrolment packs have been sent to voters to check they are correctly ... More >>

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 >>