Voters visit election booths early
Advance voting was very popular in the Taupo¯ electorate, with 577 more people casting advance votes [17,488] than those who voted on Saturday [16,911 people].
Voter turnout was 70.7 per cent, with 34,542 of 48,915 enrolled voters on the General Roll casting their vote.
Fifty-six per cent of voters [19,136] cast a party vote for the National party, compared with 46 per cent nationwide.
The Labour party received 28 per cent of party votes ,
‘‘Fifty-six per cent of [Taupo¯ electorate] voters cast a party vote for the National Party...’’ Electoral Commission
while NZ First received 3126 votes [9 per cent] in the Taupo¯ electorate
The Green Party got 1104 votes [3 per cent], the Opportunities Party got 675 votes [2 per cent] the Ma¯ori Party got 210 votes [1 per cent] and the NZ Outdoors Party got 52 votes [0.15 per cent].
The Labour party was the favourite in the Waiariki Ma¯ ori electorate, gaining 58 per cent of the 18,813 votes cast, with 10,843 votes.
The Ma¯ ori Party received 20 per cent , NZ First got 8 per cent and the National Party got 5 per cent of party votes [939 votes] cast in the Waiariki Electorate.
The Electoral Commission aims to have the official vote counts published on Saturday 7 October.