Preliminary results for the 2023 General Election

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 The Electoral Commission has released the preliminary results for the 2023 General Election.

The preliminary results are based on the 2,244,380 ordinary votes counted on election day.

Special declaration votes still to be counted are estimated at 567,000 which is 20.2 per cent of total votes. This includes an estimated 80,000 overseas and dictation votes.

In 2020 there were 504,621 special votes including 62,787 overseas and dictation votes.

Party

Party
Votes        

Percentage
Votes           

Electorate
Seats        

List
Seats   

Total
Seats     

National Party

875,234

38.99

45

5

50

Labour Party

602,816

26.85

17

17

34

Green Party

241,977

10.78

3

11

14

ACT New Zealand

202,077

9.00

2

9

11

New Zealand First Party

145,084

6.46

-

8

8

Te Pāti Māori

58,393

2.60

4

-

4

The Opportunities Party (TOP)

46,471

2.07

-

-

-

New Zealand Loyal

26,036

1.16

-

-

-

NewZeal

12,599

0.56

-

-

-

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

8,792

0.39

-

-

-

Freedoms NZ

6,982

0.31

-

-

-

         Freedoms NZ

-

-

-

-

-

         NZ Outdoors & Freedom Party

-

-

-

-

-

Rock the Vote NZ

-

-

-

-

-

Vision New Zealand

-

-

-

-

-

DemocracyNZ

5,527

0.24

-

-

-

Animal Justice Party

3,902

0.17

-

-

-

New Conservatives

3,565

0.15

-

-

-

Women’s Rights Party

1,831

0.08

-

-

-

Leighton Baker Party

1,811

0.08

-

-

-

New Nation Party

1,283

0.05

-

-

-

Total

2,244,380

 

71

50

121

The total estimated votes (those counted on election night plus estimated special votes still to be counted) is 2,811,380.

Voter turnout for the 2023 General Election is estimated to be 78.4 per cent of those enrolled as at 5pm Saturday 14 October.  This compares with a final 82.2 per cent turnout of those enrolled in 2020.

Enrolment applications are still being processed. 

By 5pm on Saturday 3,585,232 people were enrolled, or 92.6 per cent of estimated eligible voters. The final enrolment rate in 2020 was 94.1 per cent. 

The number of ordinary votes cast in advance is 1,368,830, which is estimated to be 61.0 per cent of total ordinary votes cast.  In 2020, 68 per cent of votes were cast in advance.

A summary of party votes, electorate votes and advance votes is available at www.electionresults.govt.nz.  The website also shows the distribution of seats by party as calculated by the Sainte-Laguë formula based on the preliminary results.  Preliminary results by voting place for each electorate will also be available on the site.

Port Waikato by-election

A by-election will be held in the Port Waikato electorate on November 25 following the death of a candidate. When an electorate MP is elected in Port Waikato, it will increase the size of Parliament by one seat.

Official Results Process

The Official Results process starts on Sunday, October 15 and is expected to be completed in 20 days. 

All ordinary advance and election day votes will be recounted. Special declaration votes will be processed and counted.

The target to release the Official Results of the 2023 General Election is 2pm on Friday, November 3, 2023. 

Information on how the official count is conducted is available at https://elections.nz/democracy-in-nz/about-elections/how-are-general-election-votes-counted/

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