Media & news Te hunga pāpāho me ngā rongo kōrero

Media release

Key dates for Port Waikato by-election

Oct 10, 2023

The Electoral Commission is preparing for a by-election in the Port Waikato electorate on Saturday 25 November 2023.

Media release

Voting continues for the Port Waikato electorate

Oct 9, 2023

The Electoral Commission extends its condolences to the family of Neil Christensen, the ACT Party candidate for Port Waikato who has passed away.

Media release

Rural voting services

Oct 7, 2023

The Electoral Commission is assuring New Zealanders that there are good levels of voting services right across the country.

Media release

EasyVote packs are on their way

Oct 4, 2023

The Electoral Commission expects most enrolled voters to have received their EasyVote packs by the end of the week but is reminding people they can vote with or without their EasyVote card.


Referrals to Police

Sept 27, 2023

Two separate referrals related to election advertising were made to Police on 27 September 2023.

Media release

Voting starts soon in the 2023 General Election

Sept 26, 2023

Voting in the 2023 General Election will be underway soon, with overseas voting starting tomorrow Wednesday 27 September and voting places opening in New Zealand next Monday 2 October.

Media release

Candidate and party lists released

Sept 16, 2023

A total of 19 registered political parties are contesting the election, with 17 parties submitting a party list.

Media release

Voting locations now available at

Sept 16, 2023

You can now find your closest voting place online at, with the Electoral Commission publishing information about the 2,600 places where New Zealanders can vote during the 2023 General Election.

Media release

School students head to the polls

Sept 12, 2023

School students from across New Zealand will get a jump on the rest of the country as schools prepare to hold their own mock elections.

Media enquiries

Back to top