Port Waikato by-election Official results

2023 Port Waikato by-election Key dates

Key dates for the 2023 Port Waikato by-election

Tuesday 10 October   Port Waikato electorate by-election dates formally announced   
Monday 16 October   Writ Day 
Governor General issues writ directing the Electoral Commission to hold the Port Waikato by-election 
Tuesday 17 October Start of the regulated period for election advertising expenses
Friday 20 October, noon   Nominations close for candidates in the Port Waikato by-election   
Friday 20 October Port Waikato by-election candidates announced by the Electoral Commission
Saturday 21 October  Ballot paper printing starts   
Wednesday 8 November  Overseas voting starts
Telephone dictation voting starts
Monday 13 November   Advance voting starts 
Friday 24 November  All political advertising ceases and election signs taken down by midnight 
Saturday 25 November  Election day for Port Waikato by-election 
Voting places open from 9am to 7pm   
Saturday 25 November  Preliminary Results progressively available from 7pm on www.electionresults.govt.nz
Targets for release are:
  by 9.00pm  - results from 50% of voting places
  by 10.30pm  - results from 95% of voting places
These are targets not guarantees 
Wednesday 6 December  Official Results declared (including special declaration and overseas votes)   
Monday 11 December  Deadline for applications for judicial recount   
Tuesday 12 December  Return of Writ by Electoral Commission naming successful candidate (presuming no recount)   
Tuesday 26 March 2024  Deadline for Returns of Candidate Election Expenses and Donations to Electoral Commission