2020 New Zealand general election facts for kids
The 2020 New Zealand general election was held after the currently elected 52nd New Zealand Parliament is dissolved or expires. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the election date as Saturday 17 October 2020.
Electorate boundaries for the next election are due to be redrawn in 2019, after the 2018 census and Māori electoral option. This means that unless a snap election is called before 2019, the next general election will be the first to use boundaries based on the 2018 census.
|Party||2017 election result||Roy Morgan
30 Oct – 12 Nov 2017 poll
|1 News Colmar Brunton
19–23 May 2018 poll
5 Jun 2018 poll of polls
|Newshub Reid Research
17–24 May 2018 poll
|New Zealand First||9||6||0||0||0|
|Seats in Parliament||120||120||120||120||122|
|Overall result (majority)||National−NZ First (65)||Labour−Green (62)||Labour−Green (61)||Labour−Green (62)||Labour–Green (63)|
|Labour−Green−NZ First (63)|
|Note: Forecasted seats are currently calculated using the Electoral Commission's MMP seat allocation calculator, based on polling results.|
Images for kids
Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy (right) issues the writ for the election before the chief electoral officer, Alicia Wright (left), on 13 September 2020.
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