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.

  • Referendums on the New Zealand Flag

    Soon, we'll all get to vote on the future of the New Zealand flag through two postal referendums.

    In the first referendum you’ll be asked to choose your preferred design from a shortlist of alternative flags. This will happen in late November 2015.

    In the second referendum you'll be asked asked to choose between the current New Zealand flag and the preferred alternative design selected in the first referendum. This will happen in March 2016.

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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

Referendums on the New Zealand Flag

Soon, we'll all get to vote on the future of the New Zealand flag through two postal referendums.

In the first referendum you’ll be asked to choose your preferred design from a shortlist of alternative flags. This will happen in late November 2015.

In the second referendum you'll be asked asked to choose between the current New Zealand flag and the preferred alternative design selected in the first referendum. This will happen in March 2016.

Read more