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Election Days

Page 8 – Further information

This web feature was written by Neill Atkinson and produced by the team.


  • History of the Vote is an online resource initiated by the Electoral Commission and produced by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage to mark the 150th anniversary of New Zealand's first parliamentary elections, held in 1853.
  • Elections New Zealand is the official elections website jointly maintained by the Electoral Commission, Chief Electoral Office, Electoral Enrolment Centre and the Representation Commission.
  • Elections and campaigns (Te Ara)
  • Government - parliamentary elections (from the1966 Encyclopedia of New Zealand)


  • Neill Atkinson, Adventures in Democracy: A History of the Vote in New Zealand, University of Otago Press in association with the Electoral Commission, 2003.  
  • Alan McRobie, New Zealand electoral atlas, GP Books, Wellington, 1989

How to cite this page

Further information, URL:, (Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated