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Election turnout up for all age groups

Wednesday 01 November 2017
Electoral Commission
Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri

Election turnout up for all age groups

The turnout of voters at the 2017 General Election was up on 2014 across all age groups, with a 6.5% increase for younger voters.

Overall turnout as a percentage of enrolled electors was 79.8%, the highest turnout since 2005 when it was 80.9%.

The Electoral Commission has released a breakdown of voting statistics for the 2017 General Election by age and Māori descent which can be found at http://www.elections.org.nz/events/2017-general-election/2017-general-election-results/voter-turnout-statistics.

The figures show an increase in the number of voters as a proportion of enrolled electors in each age band compared with the 2014 election.

Age band2014GE Turnout2017GE TurnoutChange
18 - 2462.7%69.3%6.5%
25 - 2962.1%67.6%5.5%
30 - 3467.4%70.9%3.5%
35 - 3972.8%74.3%1.5%
40 - 4476.2%77.8%1.6%
45 - 4978.6%80.0%1.4%
50 - 5480.8%81.9%1.1%
55 - 5983.3%84.1%0.8%
60 - 6486.0%86.2%0.3%
65 - 6988.1%88.2%0.2%

The turnout of voters who have identified themselves as being of Māori descent has also increased across the Māori and General Rolls from 67.6% in 2014 to 71.1% in 2017 (3.5%).


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