Northcote by-election timetable

The timetable for the Northcote by-election is as follows:

Monday 9 April

Northcote electorate by-election dates formally announced

Tuesday 17 April

Regulated period for election expenses starts day after notice of vacancy published

Monday 7 May

Writ Day
Governor General issues writ directing the Electoral Commission to hold the Northcote by-election
Electoral Rolls close for printing
Voters enrolled after this date cast a special declaration vote

Tuesday 8 May

Nominations open for candidates in the Northcote by-election

Tuesday 15 May Noon Deadline

Nominations close for candidates in the Northcote by-election

Tuesday 15 May 4.00pm target

Northcote by-election candidates announced by the Electoral Commission
Voting place and advance voting place details available
Ballot paper printing starts

Wednesday 23 May   

Overseas voting starts

Monday 28 May

Advance voting starts

EasyVote packs start arriving with voters

Friday 8 June

Last day to enrol

Friday 8 June

All political advertising ceases and election signs taken down by midnight

Saturday 9 June   

Election day for Northcote By-election
Voting places open from 9.00am to 7.00pm

Saturday 9 June

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 20 June  

Official Results declared (including special declaration and overseas votes)

Monday 25 June

Deadline for applications for judicial recount

Tuesday 26 June   

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

 Friday 14 September

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

Last updated: 09 April 2018