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  1. Worst result since 1922

    The 2017 election campaign is starting on Sunday for Labour, a day after their worst polling day result since 1922.

  2. Back to business for Key

    It's straight back to business today for John Key, as he shores up support for his new government.

  3. Voter turnout up from 2011

    The number of New Zealanders voting increased on the last election, but was still one of the lowest on record.

Latest Election News

Key Election Dates

  • March 10

    March 10

    Prime Minister announces dates for 2014 general election

  • June 20

    June 20

    Regulated period for election advertising expenses begins

  • June 23

    June 23

    Launch of enrolment campaign

  • August 14

    August 14

    Dissolution of Parliament

  • August 20

    August 20

    Writ Day
    Governor General issues formal direction to the Electoral Commission to hold the election.

  • August 21

    August 21

    Nominations open
    Advertising calling for individual nominations of electorate candidates

  • August 25

    August 25

    Bulk Nominations
    Deadline for registered political parties to bulk nominate their electorate candidates to the Electoral Commission.

  • August 26

    August 26

    Nominations close
    Deadline for political parties to submit list candidates to the Electoral Commission.
    Deadline for individual nominations of electorate candidates to Returning Officers.

  • September 3

    September 3

    Advance and Overseas Voting starts

  • September 19

    September 19

    Advance Voting ends
    Last day to enrol for the election.

  • September 20

    September 20

    Election Day
    Polling places open from 9.00am to 7.00pm
    Election Night
    Preliminary results released progressively from 7.00pm on www.electionresults.govt.nz

  • October 4

    October 4

    Official results for general election declared
    (including special declaration votes)

Countdown to the NZ Election

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