Events

Find out all about current, upcoming and past electoral events.

The Electoral Commission delivers New Zealand's parliamentary elections and by-elections, Government-initiated referenda and citizen's-initiated referenda, and is responsible for enrolment for all electoral events.

  • 125 Years of Women's Suffrage

    When the Governor, Lord Glasgow, signed the Electoral Act into law on 19 September 1893, New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote in parliamentary elections. On 28 November that year, New Zealand women went to the polls for the first time in the 1893 General Election.

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  • Past Events

    The Electoral Commission runs all Parliamentary general elections and by-elections, and national referenda and the Māori Electoral Option, and services the work of the Representation Commission. Find all information about past events in this section.

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Events Calendar

125 Years of Women's Suffrage

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When the Governor, Lord Glasgow, signed the Electoral Act into law on 19 September 1893, New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote in parliamentary elections. On 28 November that year, New Zealand women went to the polls for the first time in the 1893 General Election.

Read more