Port Waikato by-election Official results

2023 General Election Overview

2 October 2023
14 October 2023
The 2023 General Election will be held on 14 October 2023.

The content on this page can be viewed in the following languages
  • English (active language)
  • Māori

At the election, you’ll get to vote for the parties and candidates you want to represent you in Parliament.

Voting starts on Monday 2 October, and you can vote at any voting place in New Zealand.

On election day, Saturday 14 October, all voting places will be open from 9am to 7pm.

How to vote

Enrol to vote

You need to be enrolled to vote in the election.

To enrol and vote, you must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, and
  • have lived in New Zealand for 12 months or more continuously at some time in your life.

When you’re enrolling to vote, you’re considered a permanent resident if you’re in New Zealand legally and not required to leave within a specific time. This includes someone on a resident visa.

If you enrol by Sunday 10 September we’ll send you information about the election in the mail. This will include an EasyVote card which makes voting easier.

Enrol now

How to vote

Find out more about what happens when you get to a voting place and how to cast your vote.

How to vote

What to expect at the voting place

Advertising and campaigning

Learn about what you’re allowed to do during the election campaign, including what you’re allowed to do on social media, and the rules for parties and candidates.

Advertising and campaigning (elections.nz)

Voting statistics

Starting on Tuesday 3 October, we’ll release statistics each weekday showing how many people have voted so far. We’ll also provide a comparison with previous elections.

Voting statistics

MMP calculator

You can use our MMP seat allocation calculator to calculate how many seats would be allocated to each party under different election scenarios.

MMP seat allocation calculator (elections.nz)