Preliminary results for the 2017 General Election

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The Electoral Commission has released the preliminary results for the 2017 General Election.

Party               

Party
Votes

%
Votes

Electorate
Seats

List
Seats

Total
Seats

National Party

998,813

46.0

41

17

58

Labour Party

776,556

35.8

29

16

45

New Zealand First Party

162,988

7.5

0

9

9

Green Party

126,995

5.9

0

7

7

ACT New Zealand

10,959

0.5

1

0

1

The Opportunities Party (TOP)

48,018

2.2

0

0

0

Māori Party

23,456

1.1

0

0

0

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

5,853

0.3

0

0

0

Conservative

5,318

0.2

0

0

0

MANA

2,775

0.1

0

0

0

Ban1080

2,440

0.1

0

0

0

New Zealand People's Party

1,631

0.1

0

0

0

United Future

1,471

0.1

0

0

0

NZ Outdoors Party

1,333

0.1

0

0

0

Democrats for Social Credit

732

0.0

0

0

0

Internet Party

464

0.0

0

0

0

Total

2,169,802

100

71

49

120

The preliminary results are based on the 2,179,668 votes counted on election night, which includes 9,866 party informals (votes where the voter’s intention wasn’t clear).

Special declaration votes still to be counted are estimated at 384,072 (15% of total votes). This includes an estimated 61,375 overseas and dictation votes.

The total estimated votes (those counted on election night plus estimated special votes to be counted) is 2,563,740.

Voter turnout for the 2017 General Election is estimated to be 78.8% of those enrolled as at 6pm Friday 22 September.  This compares with a final 77.9% turnout of those enrolled in 2014.

 A summary of all party votes, electorate votes and advance votes is available on www.electionresults.govt.nz.  The website also shows the distribution of seats by party as calculated by the St. Lague formula based on the preliminary results.  Preliminary results by voting place for each electorate will also be available on the site.

Official Results Process

The Official Results process starts today (Sunday) and is expected to be completed in 14 days.  All votes counted on election night will be recounted. Special declaration votes will be processed and counted.  The target to release the Official Results of the 2017 General Election is 2pm on Saturday 7 October 2017.