With over 700,000 early votes and with voting today appearing to be heavy (at least out west) the signs are that turnout will be good.
The polls suggest that New Zealand First may hold the balance of power although if the Conservatives make it over 5% Key and National will have plenty of options.
But are the polls right? Time will tell …
Live results are available from the Electoral Commission Website.
20:00: The early smaller and rural booths are *not* encouraging for National.
21:15: Looking better for National. They are past early booths, early booths, and much of the rural booths counted. This is the point that we’d expect to see Nationals vote to drop (like NZ First is)
21:45: Damnit I think National have a easy win.