Appendix C: Election Statistics

Election Statistics

Total Voting 2014 2011 2008 2005 2002
Number enrolled 3,140,417 3,070,847 2,990,759 2,847,396 2,670,030
Total votes cast 2,446,297 2,278,989 2,376,480 2,304,005 2,055,404
Number of informal votes* cast - Party 10,857 19,872 11,970 10,561 8,631
Number of informal votes* cast - Candidates 27,886 53,332 25,332 24,801 26,529
Turnout (all voters) 77,90% 74.21% 79.46% 80.92% 76.98%
Special Voting          
Number of special votes cast 331,005 263,469 270,965 248,677 218,846
Percentage of total votes cast 135% 11.56% 11.40% 10.79% 10.65%
Electorate with the most special votes Wellington Central Wellington Central Wellington Central Wellington Central Wellington Central
Number of special votes disallowed 28,811 21,263 19,517 17,815 15,156
Number of special votes disallowed - as percentage of special votes cast 8.70% 8.07% 7.2% 7.16% 6.93%
Overseas Voting          
Number of overseas votes cast

40,132

21,496 33,278 28,145 17,760
Top five overseas voting places (votes issued)

London (3,736)

Melbourne (716)

Perth (549)

Gold Coast (447)

Brisbane (420)

London (1,134)

Apia (442)

Melbourne - VEC office (359)

Melbourne - AEC office (178)

Sydney - NSWEC office (161)

London (2,964)

Melbourne (603)

Sydney (594)

Rarotonga (372)

Apia (361)

London (3,402)

Sydney (657)

Melbourne (533)

Brisbane (442)

Apia (346)

London (2,881)

Sydney (790)

Melbourne (395)

Brisbane (384)

Apia (334)

Advance Voting          
Number of Advance Votes 702,137 324,336 267,078 197,938 132,609
Percentage of voters 28.7% 14.2% 11.27% 8.59% 6.45%

Māori Roll

         
Number of voters on Māori Roll 239,941 233,100 229,666 208,003 194,114
Number of votes in Māori electroates 156,147 135,734 143,334 139,510 111,745
Turnout (Māori Roll) 65.08% 58.23% 62.41% 67.07% 57.57%

*Informal votes are where the voter's intention is not clear.

Last updated: 30 March 2017