Events

Find out all about current, upcoming and past electoral events.

The Electoral Commission delivers New Zealand's parliamentary elections and by-elections, Government-initiated referenda and citizen's-initiated referenda, and is responsible for enrolment for all electoral events.

  • 2017 General Election

    The Electoral Commission will deliver the next General Election in 2017.  The date for the 2017 General Election has not been announced by the Prime Minister.

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  • 2016 Local Elections

    Local elections will be held in September and October 2016.  These elections are for city and district councils, regional councils and District Health Boards. The Electoral Commission does not run these elections but is responsible for getting as many people as possible enrolled in time to vote.  

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  • Past Events

    The Electoral Commission runs all Parliamentary general elections and by-elections, and national referenda and the Māori Electoral Option, and services the work of the Representation Commission. Find all information about past events in this section.

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Events Calendar

2016 Local Elections

Local elections will be held in September and October 2016.  These elections are for city and district councils, regional councils and District Health Boards. The Electoral Commission does not run these elections but is responsible for getting as many people as possible enrolled in time to vote.  

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2017 General Election

Date to be advised

The Electoral Commission will deliver the next General Election in 2017.  The date for the 2017 General Election has not been announced by the Prime Minister.

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