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, you’ll get to vote in two binding referendums on the future of the New Zealand flag. First, between 20 November and 11 December 2015, you’ll be invited to vote in a referendum on the question If the New Zealand flag changes, which flag would you prefer? You’ll be asked to rank the four alternative flag designs selected by the Flag Consideration Panel.

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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, you’ll get to vote in two binding referendums on the future of the New Zealand flag. First, between 20 November and 11 December 2015, you’ll be invited to vote in a referendum on the question If the New Zealand flag changes, which flag would you prefer? You’ll be asked to rank the four alternative flag designs selected by the Flag Consideration Panel.

Read more