Preliminary results for the 2017 General Election

Published: Mon 25 Sep 2017 10:15 AM
Preliminary results for the 2017 General Election
24 September 2017
The Electoral Commission has released the preliminary results for the 2017 General Election.Party Party
SeatsNational Party998,81346.0411758Labour Party776,55635.8291645New Zealand First Party162,9887.5099Green Party126,9955.9077ACT New Zealand10,9590.5101The Opportunities Party (TOP)48,0182.2000Māori Party23,4561.1000Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party5,8530.3000Conservative5,3180.2000MANA2,7750.1000Ban10802,4400.1000New Zealand People's Party1,6310.1000United Future1,4710.1000NZ Outdoors Party1,3330.1000Democrats for Social Credit7320.0000Internet Party4640.0000Total2,169,8021007149120
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 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.

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