2022 Tauranga by-election Tauranga by-election timetable

Check the timetable below for the key dates in the Tauranga by-election, including when you need to enrol by and when you can vote.

Wednesday 6 April Tauranga electorate by-election dates formally announced
Tuesday 10 May Regulated period for election expenses starts day after notice of vacancy published
Wednesday 11 May Writ Day
Governor General issues writ directing the Electoral Commission to hold the Tauranga by-election
Tauranga electoral roll closes for printing
Voters enrolled in the Tauranga electorate after this date cast a special declaration vote
Tuesday 17 May, noon Nominations close for candidates in the Tauranga by-election
Tuesday 17 May, 4pm target Tauranga by-election candidates announced by the Electoral Commission
Voting place and advance voting place details available
Ballot paper printing starts
Wednesday 1 June Overseas voting starts
Saturday 4 June Advance voting starts
EasyVote packs will be sent out before voting starts
Friday 17 June, midnight End of regulated period
All political advertising ceases and election signs taken down by midnight
Last day for overseas voters to enrol
Saturday 18 June Election day for Tauranga By-election
Last day for voters in New Zealand to enrol
Voting places open from 9am to 7pm
  Preliminary results progressively available from 7pm on www.electionresults.govt.nz
Targets for release are:
by 9pm:   results from 50% of voting places
by 10.30pm:  results from 95% of voting places
These are targets not guarantees
Friday 1 July, 2pm target Official results declared (including special declaration and overseas votes)
Wednesday 6 July Deadline for applications for judicial recount
Thursday 7 July Return of Writ by Electoral Commission naming successful candidate (presuming no recount)
Monday 26 September Deadline for returns of candidate election expenses and donations


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