Northland By-election Official Results

Media releases 2015 Northland By-election

The Electoral Commission has released the official results for the 28 March Parliamentary by-election in the electorate of Northland.

Northland By-Election Preliminary Results, 28 March 2015

Candidate Name

Party

Number of Votes

Bonner, Adrian Paul

Independent

17

Carr, Joe

Focus New Zealand

113

Grieve, Robin

ACT New Zealand

68

Herbert, Maki

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

94

Holland, Adam

Independent

16

Osborne, Mark

National Party

11,648

Painting, Rob

Climate Party

39

Peters, Winston

New Zealand First Party

16,089

Porter, Rueben Taipari

MANA Movement

60

Prime, Willow-Jean

Labour Party

1,380

Rogan, Bruce

Independent

24

Candidate Informals

 

42

TOTAL

 

29,590

In the 2015 Northland by-election there were:

  • 45,955 people enrolled.
  • A total of 30,047 votes cast.
  • 13,869 advance votes.
  • 1,579 special votes, including 65 overseas votes.

The winning candidate majority was 4,441 votes.

Voter turnout for the 2015 Northland by-election was 65.4% of the 45,955 people enrolled.

The Electoral Commission expects to return the writ showing the successful candidate on Tuesday 14 April 2015 (assuming no recounts).

The results by voting place are available from www.electionresults.govt.nz

Background

The official results for the 2015 Northland by-election held on Saturday 28 March 2015 have been determined in accordance with the electoral legislation. The results are subject to any applications for judicial recounts.

The scrutiny of the rolls has been completed and the master roll for the Northland electorate has been prepared.  All votes cast on election night have been recounted and balanced and special votes have been checked for eligibility before being counted. This has been done in the presence of a Justice of the Peace.

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