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New Zealand 2017 General Election – Official Results

Published: Sat 7 Oct 2017 02:00 PM
New Zealand 2017 General Election – Official Results
The Electoral Commission has declared the official results for the 2017 General Election.
Main points:
• The number of seats in Parliament will be 120.
• The National Party has 56 seats compared with 58 on election night.
• The Labour Party has 46 seats compared with 45 on election night.
• The Green Party has 8 seats compared with 7 on election night.
• There are no changes to the number of seats held by New Zealand First and ACT New Zealand which remain at 9 and 1 respectively.
• All electorate candidates leading on election night have been confirmed as winning their seats.
• The total number of votes cast is 2,630,173. 47% of votes were cast in advance.
• The turnout as a percentage of enrolled electors is 79.8% (2014 – 77.9%). This is the highest turnout since 2005 (80.9%).
• The final enrolment rate is 92.4% (2014 – 92.6%).
Details of the official results are available from www.electionresults.govt.nz (from 2.00pm).
Background
The official results for the General Election held on 23 September 2017 have been determined in accordance with the requirements of the electoral legislation.
The scrutiny of the rolls has been completed and the master roll for each electorate has been prepared.
All votes counted 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 Justices of the Peace and any scrutineers appointed by candidates.
Comprehensive audit checks have also been completed at the national level to ensure the results are accurate.
The results are subject to any applications for judicial recounts.
Overall Results – 2017 General Election
Total votes cast 2,630,173*Party Votes% of VotesElectorate SeatsList SeatsTotal seatsNational Party1,152,07544.4411556Labour Party956,18436.9291746New Zealand First Party186,7067.2-99Green Party162,4436.3-88ACT New Zealand13,0750.51-1The Opportunities Party (TOP)63,2612.4---Māori Party30,5801.2---Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party8,0750.3---Conservative6,2530.2---MANA3,6420.1---Ban10803,0050.1---New Zealand People's Party1,8900.1---United Future1,7820.1---NZ Outdoors Party1,6200.1---Democrats for Social Credit8060.0---Internet Party4990.0---Total2,591,8967149120
*includes 10,793 party informal votes and 27,484 disallowed votes. The results are calculated using the Sainte-Laguë formula.
Successful Candidates (electorate and list)
The names of the 120 successful candidates (electorate and list) are shown in alphabetical order under their parties in Attachment A.
The winning electorate candidates and their majorities are shown in Attachment B.
Detailed Results for each Electorate
Detailed results for each electorate are available from www.electionresults.govt.nz.
Turnout and Special Votes
The number of voters as a percentage of enrolled voters was 79.8%. Turnout for each electorate is shown in Attachment B.
Special votes cast totalled 446,287 or 17% of total votes cast. That includes 61,524 overseas votes.
Declaration and Judicial Recounts
The official results were declared by Gazette Notice today. Any applications for a judicial recount must be filed with a District Court no later than Wednesday 11 October 2017.
Next Steps for the Parliamentary Election
If there are no applications for recounts, on Thursday 12 October 2017 the Electoral Commission will return the writ to the Clerk of the House of Representatives, allocate list seats in the presence of party scrutineers and declare by Gazette Notice the election of list members of Parliament.
If there are applications for judicial recounts the return of the writ and the election of list members will be delayed until any recounts are complete.
Further Statistics
Detailed information including allocation of list seats, voting place information and special vote statistics, is expected to be available, subject to recounts, by Friday 20 October 2017 at www.electionresults.org.nz.
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