Electoral Commission Election Results
Preliminary General Election results will be available here progressively from 7.00pm on election night.
Targets for release of the preliminary General Election results are:
- 10:00pm results from 50% of voting places
- 11:30pm results from 95% of voting places
Referendum votes will not be counted on election night. Preliminary results for the referendums will be available on Friday 30 October 2020.
The Electoral Commission will have the official results for the 2020 General Election and referendums published here on Friday 6 November 2020.
What about advance votes? Newsroom,
As of Thursday, 1.74 million advance votes had been filed – two-thirds of the total 2017 vote count. That number is likely to rise by about 100,000 once results for Friday are added in. While these votes can’t be counted before election day, they aren’t restricted by the same rules as regular ballots and counting for them can begin at 9am on Saturday, October 17. Last election, the Electoral Commission hoped to have all advance votes counted by 8.30pm but it hasn’t set a goal for itself this time – perhaps due to the large number of advance votes.
The Spinoff’s guide to watching election night (and the morning after)
The Spinoff’s Election night drinking game/Bingo
TVNZ (Barry, Campbell and Dallow) and TVNZ on youtube