Results of the 2013 Citizens Initiated Referendum

The Electoral Commission has released the final result of the Citizens Initiated Referendum on the question Do you support the Government selling up to 49% of Meridian Energy, Mighty River Power, Genesis Power, Solid Energy and Air New Zealand?”

This result is also available from archive.electionresults.govt.nz. This includes a breakdown of votes by electorate.

 

2013 Citizens Initiated Referendum Final Result

Votes

Number of Votes Received

Percentage of Total Valid Votes

For the response

Yes

442,985

32.4%

For the response

No

920,188

67.3%

Informal votes*

4167

0.30%

Total valid votes

1,367,340

100.0%

*An informal vote is where the voter has not clearly indicated the response they wish to vote for.

Voter turnout on the basis of the final result is 45.1%.  Turnout is calculated by taking the total votes cast of 1,368,925 (being total valid and invalid votes) as a percentage of the total number of voters enrolled as at 21 November 2013 (3,037,405).

The number of invalid votes cast was 1,585 or 0.12% of total votes cast.  Invalid votes are excluded from the count and include, for example, voting papers that cannot be processed because the voter has made the QR code unreadable, or voting papers cancelled as a result of replacement voting papers being issued.

The final result is available from www.electionresults.govt.nz. This includes a breakdown of votes by electorate.

 

Last updated: 26 September 2017