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Final voter turnout 2016

LGNZ’s Vote2016 campaign has been designed to encourage more Kiwis to get involved in the Local Authority Elections. Local Authority Election turnout has been declining in many areas of New Zealand since the 1980s. LGNZ’s ten-month Vote2016 campaign, which ran until the 8 October polling date, aimed to lift voter numbers above 50 per cent nationally for the first time since 1989.

View the tables below for the final voter turnout statistics from the 2016 local authority elections as provided by the councils. The figures are broken into metro, rural, provincial and regional areas and final results include Special Votes.

For election results in your area, please visit electionz.com website or your local council website.

 

Last updated: 9:30 am 26/10/2016 

 

      2010     2013     2016 % Change
National voter turnout % 49.0 41.3 42.0 +0.7

 

Final election results 2016 National 

 

Voter turnout %     2010     2013     2016 % Change
Metro 45.0 38.0 39.3 +1.3
Provincial 50.0 47.0 45.7 -1.3
Rural 54.0 50.0 49.8 -0.2

 

Final election results 2016 MPR 

 

Voter turnout % - Metro      2010     2013     2016 % Change
Auckland*  51.0  34.9  38.5  +3.7
Christchurch City 52.2 42.9 38.3 -4.6
Dunedin City  53.0  43.1 45.2  +2.1
Hamilton City  37.8  38.3 33.6 -4.7
Hutt City Council  40.4  36.6 37.8  +1.2
Nelson City*  52.2  52.2 52.1 -0.1
Palmerston North City       43.2  38.7 39.1 0.4
Porirua City  39.1  36.6 38.0 +1.5
Tauranga City  43.8  37.8 38.0 +0.2
Upper Hutt City 44.3 40.8 41.0 +0.2
Wellington City  40.0  41.5 45.6 +4.1
Total  45.0  38.0 39.3 +1.3

 

Final election results 2016 Metro 

 

Voter turnout % - Provincial     2010     2013     2016 % Change
Ashburton District 58.7 53.3 53.2  -0.1
Far North District 46.9  48.9  41.7  -7.2
Gisborne District*  54.8  48.3 48.5 +0.3
Hastings District  44.3  47.8 46.8  -1.0
Horowhenua District  52.0  52.9 51.0  -1.9
Invercargill City  60.1  46.6 54.9  +8.3
Kapiti Coast District  49.3  51.1 47.9 -3.2
Manawatu District  46.5  39.7 47.3  +7.6
Marlborough District*  56.5 54.7 53.7 -1.0
Masterton District  54.4  46.8 44.6  -2.2
Matamata-Piako District  42.1  44.8 24.1  -20.7
Napier City  44.9 47.8 43.9  -3.9
New Plymouth District  57.7 50.6 47.8 -2.8
Queenstown-Lakes District  50.7  46.0 54.1  +8.1
Rotorua District  43.4  43.8 45.9  +2.2
Selwyn District  43.9  43.5 44.6 +1.1
South Taranaki District  49.0  46.4 38.4 -8.0
Southland District  38.8  48.7 40.5 -8.2
Tasman District*  50.6  51.3 49.4  -2.0
Taupo District  54.8  48.5 50.2  +1.8
Thames-Coromandel District  43.8  37.8 38.0  +0.2
Timaru District  59.4  51.6 49.0  -2.6
Waikato District  34.3  31.6 30.6 -0.9
Waimakariri District  42.1  35.0 39.3  +4.4
Waipa District  41.8  39.6 38.7  -0.9
Waitaki District  59.2  58.2 50.7  -7.5
Western Bay of Plenty District  38.9  37.8 38.4  +0.6
Whakatane District  56.3  48.9 48.4 -0.6
Whanganui District  60.4  58.5 56.1  -2.3
Whangarei District  49.7  47.7 44.8  -2.9
Total  50.0  47.0  45.7 -1.3

 

Final election results 2016 Provincial 

 

Voter turnout % - Rural     2010     2013     2016 % Change
Buller District 62.4  62.4  50.9  -11.5
Carterton District  56.7  45.7  52.3 +6.6
Central Hawke's Bay District       56.2  55.2  62.7 +7.5
Central Otago District  58.0  52.9  62.0  +9.1
Chatham Islands*  72.1  54.4  71.9  +17.5
Clutha District  62.8  59.8 41.1 -18.7
Gore District  50.6  41.7  59.4  +17.7
Grey District  47.8  45.3 49.1 +3.8
Hauraki District  42.8  40.4 44.2 +3.8
Hurunui District  55.4  44.7  41.1 -3.5
Kaikoura District  65.5  59.3 57.2 -2.1
Kaipara District  53.5  36.1  47.8 +11.7
Kawerau District  50.0  47.7  45.6 -2.1
Mackenzie District  65.9  64.0 64.3 +0.3
Opotiki District  55.7  51.5 41.8  -9.7
Otorohanga District  36.4  50.6  25.1 -25.5
Rangitikei District  47.1  49.5  47.9 -1.6
Ruapehu District  44.1  47.4  46.5 -0.9
South Waikato District  39.1  41.5 44.4 +2.9
South Wairarapa District  51.9  45.1  56.3 +11.2
Stratford District  45.5  47.2 45.6 -1.6
Tararua District  55.1  50.5 53.5 +3.0
Waimate District  55.6  57.0  49.6 -7.3
Wairoa District  57.4  62.0  63.0  +1.0
Waitomo District  49.0  43.6  38.4  -5.2
Westland District  62.4  54.3  59.0 +4.8
Total  54.0  50.0  49.8 -0.2

 

Final election results 2016 Rural 

 *Unitary councils (combined territorial and regional roles).