Mt Roskill by-election timetable

The timetable for the Mt Roskill by-election is as follows:

Monday 10 October

Mt Roskill electorate by-election dates formally announced

Wednesday 2 November

Writ Day

Governor General issues writ directing the Electoral Commission to hold the Mt Roskill by-election.

Electoral Rolls close for printing.

Voters enrolled after this date cast a special declaration vote. 

Thursday 3 November

Nominations open for candidates in the Mt Roskill by-election

Tuesday 8 November Noon Deadline

Nominations close for candidates in the Mt Roskill by-election

Tuesday 8 November 4.00pm target

Mt Roskill by-election candidates announced by the Electoral Commission.

Voting place and advance voting place details available.

Ballot paper printing starts.

Wednesday 16 November

Overseas voting starts

Monday 21 November

Advance voting starts

Monday 21 November

Easyvote packs start arriving with voters

Friday 2 December

Last day to enrol

Friday 2 December

All political advertising ceases and election signs taken down by midnight

Saturday 3 December

Election day for Mt Roskill By-election

Voting places open from 9.00am to 7.00pm

Saturday 3 December

Preliminary Results progressively available from 7pm on www.electionresults.govt.nz. Targets for release are:

by 7.30pm                      all advance vote results

by 9.00pm                      results from 50% of voting places

by 10.00pm                    results from 100% of voting places.

These are targets not guarantees. 

Wednesday 14 December      

Official Results declared (including special declaration and overseas votes)

Monday 19 December         

Deadline for applications for judicial recount

Tuesday 20 December

Return of Writ by Electoral Commission naming successful candidate (presuming no recount)

Monday 3 April 2017

Deadline for Returns of Candidate Election Expenses and Donations to Electoral Commission

Last updated: 17 October 2016