Final voter turnout 2019

The Vote 2019 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. This ten-month Vote 2019 campaign, which ran until the 12 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 2019 local authority elections as provided by the councils. The figures are broken into metro, rural, provincial and regional areas. These tables were updated to include Special Votes once all votes had been counted.

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

 

Last updated: 12:33 pm 12/06/2020

 

Average voter turnout across the country is 41.7%

 

  2010 2013 2016 2019 % Change
National voter turnout % 49.0 41.3 42.0 41.7 -0.3

 

Voter turnout % 2010 2013 2016 2019 % Change
Metro 45.0 38.0 39.3 38.2 -1.2
Provincial 50.0 47.0 45.7 46.7 1.0
Rural 54.0 50.0 49.8 56.9 7.1
Regional 47.0 43.0 44.0  47.0 3.0 

 

Voter turnout % - Metro 2010   2013 2016 2019 % Change
Auckland* 51.0   34.9 38.5 35.3 -3.2
Christchurch City 52.2   42.9 38.3 41.1 2.8
Dunedin City 53.0   43.1 45.2 45.6 0.4
Hamilton City 37.8   38.3 33.6 39.4 5.8
Hutt City Council 40.4   36.6 37.8 42.1 4.3
Nelson City* 52.2   52.2 52.1 51.9 -0.2
Palmerston North City 43.2   38.7 39.1 37.4 -1.7
Porirua City 39.1   36.6 38.0 41.0 3.0
Tauranga City 43.8   37.8 38.0 40.3 2.3
Upper Hutt City 44.3   40.8 41.0 43.2 2.2
Wellington City 40.0   41.5 45.6 39.9 -5.7
Total 45.0   38.0 39.3 38.2 -1.2

 

Voter turnout % - Provincial 2010 2013 2016 2019 % Change
Ashburton District 58.7 53.3 53.2 55.1 1.9
Far North District 46.9 48.9 41.7 47.5 5.8
Gisborne District* 54.8 48.3 48.5 50.1 1.6
Hastings District 44.3 47.8 46.8 43.7 -3.1
Horowhenua District 52.0 52.9 51.0 54.6 3.6
Invercargill City 60.1 46.6 54.9 53.1 -1.8
Kapiti Coast District 49.3 51.1 47.9 45.4 -2.5
Manawatu District 46.5 39.7 47.3 43.9 -3.4
Marlborough District* 56.5 54.7 53.7 48.4 -5.3
Masterton District 54.4 46.8 44.6 49.0 4.4
Matamata-Piako District 42.1 44.8 24.1 51.9 27.8
Napier City 44.9 47.8 43.9 50.1 6.2
New Plymouth District 57.7 50.6 47.8 45.3 -2.5
Queenstown-Lakes District 50.7 46.0 54.1 47.1 -7.0
Rotorua District 43.4 43.8 45.9 45.2 -0.8
Selwyn District 43.9 43.5 44.6 41.9 -2.7
South Taranaki District 49.0 46.4 38.4 48.3 9.9
Southland District 38.8 48.7 40.5 47.4 6.9
Tasman District* 50.6 51.3 49.4 51.7 2.3
Taupo District 54.8 48.5 50.2 52.2 2.0
Thames-Coromandel District 43.8 37.8 38.0 40.3 2.3
Timaru District 59.4 51.6 49.0 55.1 6.1
Waikato District 34.3 31.6 30.6 34.4 3.8
Waimakariri District 42.1 35.0 39.3 46.4 7.1
Waipa District 41.8 39.6 38.7 35.7 -3.0
Waitaki District 59.2 58.2 50.7 54.4 3.7
Western Bay of Plenty District 38.9 37.8 38.4 39.1 0.7
Whakatane District 56.3 48.9 48.4 52.1 3.7
Whanganui District 60.4 58.5 56.1 44.2 -11.9
Whangarei District 49.7 47.7 44.8 45.0 0.2
Total 50.0 47.0 45.7 46.7 1.0

 

Voter turnout % - Rural 2010 2013 2016 2019 % Change
Buller District 62.4 62.4 50.9 57.0 6.1
Carterton District 56.7 45.7 52.3 56.4 4.1
Central Hawke's Bay District 56.2 55.2 62.7 54.6 -8.1
Central Otago District 58.0 52.9 62.0 56.3 -5.7
Chatham Islands* 72.1 54.4 71.9 68.9 -3.0
Clutha District 62.8 59.8 41.1 38.9 -2.2
Gore District 50.6 41.7 59.4 45.1 -14.3
Grey District 47.8 45.3 49.1 63.2 14.1
Hauraki District 42.8 40.4 44.2 48.8 4.6
Hurunui District 55.4 44.7 41.1 57.2 16.0
Kaikoura District 65.5 59.3 57.2 61.4 4.2
Kaipara District 53.5 36.1 47.8 42.6 -5.2
Kawerau District 50.0 47.7 45.6 48.9 3.3
Mackenzie District 65.9 64.0 64.3 60.6 -3.7
Opotiki District 55.7 51.5 41.8 54.0 12.2
Otorohanga District 36.4 50.6 25.1 45.1 20.0
Rangitikei District 47.1 49.5 47.9 46.8 -1.1
Ruapehu District 44.1 47.4 46.5 48.9 2.4
South Waikato District 39.1 41.5 44.4 36.6 -7.8
South Wairarapa District 51.9 45.1 56.3 55.7 -0.6
Stratford District 45.5 47.2 45.6 51.7 6.1
Tararua District 55.1 50.5 53.5 51.5 -2.0
Waimate District 55.6 57.0 49.6 52.1 2.5
Wairoa District 57.4 62.0 63.0 51.4 -11.6
Waitomo District 49.0 43.6 38.4 52.7 14.3
Westland District 62.4 54.3 59.0 63.9 4.9
Total 54.0 50.0 49.8 56.9 7.1

*Unitary councils (combined territorial and regional roles).

 

Voter turnout % - Regional 2010 2013 2016 2019 % Change
Bay of Plenty Regional Council 44.9 41.0 42.0  43.2  +1.2
Environment Canterbury n/a n/a 40.4  45.0  +4.6
Hawke's Bay Regional Council 62.6 47.1 48.2  48.5  +0.3
Horizons Regional Council (Manawatu-Wanganui) 42.6 42.3 47.1  44.9  -2.2
Northland Regional Council 46.1 47.7 44.1  40.2  -3.9
Otago Regional Council 49.3 46.1 48.5  48.6  +0.1
Environment Southland 49.2 46.2 55.2  52.5  -2.7
Taranaki Regional Council 53.1 45.1 45.5  46.0  +0.5
Waikato Regional Council 57.2 39.2 44.0  44.1  +0.1
Greater Wellington Regional Council 41.9 39.7 44.0  43.4  -0.6
West Coast Regional Council 53.3 52.6 48.7  60.9  +12.2