Preliminary results for the 2014 general election

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The Electoral Commission has released the preliminary results for the 2014 General Election.

2014 General Election Preliminary Results

Party               

Party
Votes

%
Votes

Electorate
Seats

List
Seats

Total
Seats

National Party

1,010,464

48.06

41

20

61

Labour Party

519,146

24.69

27

5

32

Green Party

210,764

10.02

0

13

13

New Zealand First Party

186,031

8.85

0

11

11

Māori Party

27,074

1.29

1

1

2

ACT New Zealand

14,510

0.69

1

0

1

United Future

4,533

0.22

1

0

1

Conservative

86,616

4.12

0

0

0

Internet MANA

26,539

1.26

0

0

0

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

8,539

0.41

0

0

0

Ban1080

4,368

0.21

0

0

0

Democrats for Social Credit

1,609

0.08

0

0

0

The Civilian Party

906

0.04

0

0

0

NZ Independent Coalition

895

0.04

0

0

0

Focus New Zealand

677

0.03

0

0

0

 

71

50

121

The preliminary results are based on the 2,112,522 votes counted on election night.

 

Special declaration votes still to be counted are estimated at 293,130 (12.2% of total votes). This includes an estimated 38,500 overseas votes.

 

The total estimated votes (those counted on election night plus estimated special votes to be counted) is 2,405,652.

 

Voter turnout for the 2014 General Election is estimated to be 77.04% of those enrolled as at 5pm Friday 19 September.  This compares with a final 74.21% turnout of those enrolled in 2011.

 

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 General Election is 2pm on Saturday 4 October 2014.