12 October 2017
Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri
2017 General Election Writ Returned
The Electoral Commission has returned the writ for the 2017 General Election marking the end of the formal election
The writ was issued by the Governor-General on 23 August and directed the Electoral Commission to conduct the election.
It has been returned today to the Clerk of the House of Representatives showing the names of the successful electorate
The Commission has also declared the successful list candidates by publishing a notice in the Gazette and forwarding a
return to the Clerk of the House listing the names of the elected list candidates.
“No applications have been made for a recount of the election results, which means we have been able to finalise and
return the writ to the Clerk of the House,” says Alicia Wright, Chief Electoral Officer.
The first meeting of the new Parliament must take place within six weeks of the return of the writ.
David Wilson, Clerk of the House of Representatives, says preparations are underway for the opening of the 52nd
“The return of the writ today is the next step in moving towards starting New Zealand’s 52ndParliament. Elected
candidates come into office as Members of Parliament from tomorrow and are sworn in at the opening of Parliament which
is required to take place by 23 November,” says Mr Wilson.
A full list of successful electorate and list candidates is attached
The official election results are available from www.electionresults.govt.nz