Results of the Referendum

The Electoral Commission declared the official results for the 2011 Referendum on the Voting System on 10 December 2011.

Part A - Should New Zealand keep the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system?
  Number of Votes Percentage of Valid Votes Percentage of Total Votes
KEEP 1,267,955 57.77% 56.17%
CHANGE 926,819 42.23% 41.06%
Total Valid Votes 2,194,774 100.00% 97.23%
Informal Votes* 62,469   2.77%
Total Votes 2,257,243   100.00%
Part B - If New Zealand were to change to another voting system, which voting system would you choose?
  Number of Votes Percentage of Valid Votes Percentage of Total Votes
First Past the Post (FPP) 704,117 46.66% 31.19%
Preferential Voting (PV) 188,164 12.47% 8.34%
Single Transferable Vote (STV) 252,503 16.73% 11.19%
Supplementary Member (SM) 364,373 24.14% 16.14%
Total Valid Votes 1,509,157 100.00% 66.86%
Informal Votes* 748,086   33.14%
Total Votes 2,257,243   100.00%

The detailed referendum results are available at www.electionresults.govt.nz

 

Last updated: 29 January 2013