Voter turnout

The data in this indicator is no longer being updated.

Stats NZ is developing well-being indicators, Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand - Ngā Tūtohu Aotearoa, to track New Zealand’s progress. As the well-being indicators have similar aims to the NZ Progress Indicators and NZ Social Indicators, we are reviewing the future of these existing indicators.

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Why is this important for social statistics?

Voter turnout rates help to show how people feel about government. This includes the confidence they have in political institutions, the importance they attach to them, and whether they feel their participation can make a difference.

This indicator measures the total number of votes (valid, informal, and disallowed special), as a percentage of total enrolled electors.

Downloadable file:

Excel icon. Voter turnout – tables (Excel, 4 sheets, 20kb)

Includes breakdowns by election year, local body type, and OECD country.

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