Mt Albert by-election preliminary results

Media releases 2017 Mt Albert By-election

The Electoral Commission has released the preliminary results for the 25 February 2017 Parliamentary by-election in the electorate of Mt Albert.

Mt Albert By-Election Preliminary Results, 25 February 2017

Candidate Name

Party

Number of Votes

ARDERN, Jacinda

Labour Party

10,000

GENTER, Julie Anne

Green Party

1,489

SIMMONS, Geoff

The Opportunities Party (TOP)

600

TOMAR, Vin

New Zealand People’s Party

191

CAROLAN, Joe

Socialist – People Before Profit

171

BRIGHT, Penny

Independent

131

GRAY, Abe

The Cannabis Party

92

AMOS, Adam

Independent

75

ARTHUR, Dale

Independent

47

VAN DEN HEUVEL, Anthony Joseph J

Human Rights Party

31

WAKEMAN, Peter

Independent

30

SMYTHE, Simon

NAP

17

BROWN, Patrick

Communist League

15

Candidate Informals:

 

82

TOTAL

 

12,971

The preliminary results are based on the 12,971 ordinary votes counted on election night.

Special declaration votes still to be counted are estimated to be 744 (5.4% of total votes).  This includes an estimated 84 overseas votes.

The total estimated votes (those counted on election night plus estimated special votes to be counted) are 13,715.

Voter turnout for the 2017 Mt Albert by-election is estimated to be 29.9% of the 45,865 enrolled prior to Election Day.

The preliminary results, including results by voting place, are available at www.electionresults.govt.nz.

The Official Results process starts tomorrow Sunday 26 February and is expected to be completed by Wednesday 8 March.  All votes counted on election night will be recounted. Special declaration votes will be processed and counted.  The target to release the Official Results for the Mt Roskill by-election is 4pm Wednesday 8 March.