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Official results for the 2023 General Election

Nov 3, 2023 | Media release

The Electoral Commission has declared the official results for the 2023 General Election.

There have been some amendments to the official results since this media release was published. Final figures are available at

Party vote - main points

The National Party has two fewer seats, Te Pāti Māori has gained two, and the Green Party has gained one more.  

  • The number of seats in Parliament on these results will be 122.
  • The National Party has 48 seats compared with 50 on election night.
  • Te Pāti Māori has 6 seats compared with 4 on election night.
  • The Green Party has 15 seats compared with 14 on election night.
  • There are no changes for the Labour Party which has 34 seats, ACT New Zealand which has 11 seats, and the New Zealand First Party which has 8 seats.
  • There is an overhang of two seats because Te Pāti Māori won more electorate seats than it would otherwise have from its share of the party vote.
  • One more seat will be added to Parliament after the Port Waikato by-election, taking the total to 123.

Electorate vote - main points

Four electorate results have changed since election night:

  • Labour candidate Rachel Boyack has won Nelson with a majority of 29 votes over the National candidate Blair Cameron.
  • Labour candidate Phil Twyford has won Te Atatū with a majority of 131 votes over the National candidate Angee Nicholas.
  • Te Pāti Māori candidate Takutai Tarsh Kemp has won Tāmaki Makaurau with a majority of 4 votes over the Labour candidate Peeni Henare.  
  • Te Pāti Māori candidate Mariameno Kapa-Kingi has won Te Tai Tokerau with a majority of 517 over the Labour candidate Kelvin Davis.

All other electorate candidates leading on election night have been confirmed as winning their seats.

Key statistics

  • The total number of votes cast was 2,883,412. 
  • The number of special votes was 603,257 - 20.9% of total votes (17% in 2020 & 2017).
  • Turnout of people who were enrolled to vote was 78.2% (82.2% in 2020, 79.8% in 2017). 
  • The final enrolment rate was 94.7% (94.1% in 2020, 92.4% in 2017).


The official results for the General Election held on 14 October 2023 have been determined in accordance with the requirements of electoral legislation.

The scrutiny of the rolls has been completed and the master roll for each electorate has been prepared.

All votes counted on election night have been counted a second time, and special votes have been checked for eligibility before being counted. This has been done in the presence of Justices of the Peace and any scrutineers appointed by candidates.

Comprehensive audit checks have also been completed at the national level to ensure the results are accurate.

The results are subject to any applications for judicial recounts.

Details of the official results are available at

Overall results - 2023 General Election

Total 2,850,527   71 51 122
  Total votes cast: 2,883,412*
Party Party
% of
National Party 1,085,016 38.06 43 5 48
Labour Party 767,236 26.91 17 17 34
Green Party 330,883 11.60 3 12 15
ACT New Zealand 246,409 8.64 2 9 11
New Zealand First Party 173,425 6.08 - 8 8
Te Pāti Māori 87,973 3.08 6 - 6
The Opportunities Party (TOP) 63,330 2.22 - - -
New Zealand Loyal 34,456 1.20 - - -
NewZeal 16,109 0.56 - - -
Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party 13,021 0.45 - - -
Freedoms NZ 9,573 0.33 - - -
Freedoms NZ - - - - -
NZ Outdoors & Freedom Party - - - - -
Rock the Vote NZ - - - - -
Vision New Zealand - - - - -
DemocracyNZ 6,781 0.23 - - -
Animal Justice Party 5,016 0.17 - - -
New Conservatives 4,544 0.15 - - -
Leighton Baker Party 2,629 0.09 - - -
Women's Rights Party 2,511 0.08 - - -
New Nation Party 1,615 0.05 - - -

*Includes 16,252 party informal votes and 16,633 disallowed votes. The results are calculated using the Sainte-Laguë formula.

**Party vote percentages in the summary table are truncated to two decimal places and are not rounded. When the numbers are rounded to two decimal places, the total adds up to 100%.  Rounded percentages are used in the results presented to the House of Representatives (E9) and in the statistics section of the 2023 General Election results on

Successful candidates (electorate and list)

The names of the 122 successful candidates (electorate and list) are shown in alphabetical order under their parties in Attachment A.

Detailed results for each electorate

Detailed results for each electorate are available from

Turnout and special votes

The turnout of enrolled voters was 78.2%.  Turnout in the Māori electorates was 68% (69.1% in 2020, 66.7% in 2017).

Special votes cast totalled 603,257, or 20.9% of total votes cast, including 78,030 overseas votes.


94.7% of estimated eligible voters were enrolled (94.1% in 2020). 82.9% of 18 to 29-year-olds were enrolled (80.7% in 2020 and 75.5% in 2017).

567,000 Māori were enrolled on the Māori or general roll – an increase of more than 31,500 on 2020.

Approximately 110,000 people enrolled or updated their details on election day (80,000 in 2020).

Declaration and judicial recounts

The official results were declared by Gazette Notice today. Any applications for a judicial recount must be filed with a District Court no later than Wednesday 8 November 2023.

Next steps

If there are no applications for recounts, on Thursday 9 November 2023, the Electoral Commission will return the writ to the Clerk of the House of Representatives, allocate list seats in the presence of party scrutineers and declare by Gazette Notice the election of list members of Parliament.

If there are applications for judicial recounts, the return of the writ and the election of list members will be delayed until any recounts are complete.

Further statistics

Detailed information, including allocation of list seats, voting place information and special vote statistics, is expected to be available, subject to recounts, by Monday 27 November 2023 at

Attachment A - 2023 General Election list of successful candidates [CSV, 5KB]

2023 General Election - Official results [MP3, 7MB]

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