Results of the 2011 New Zealand voting system referendum

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New Zealand voting method referendum, 2011
New Zealand
2009  ← 26 November 2011
(with election)

Part A
Should New Zealand keep the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system?
Yes No
Response Keep the MMP voting system Change to another voting system
Votes 1,267,955 926,819
Percentage 57.77% 42.23%
Swinga Increase3.91 Decrease3.91

Part B
If New Zealand were to change to another voting system, which voting system would you choose?
Option 1 Option 2
Response First Past the Post (FPP) Preferential Voting (PV)
Votes 704,117 188,164
Percentage 46.66% 12.47%
Option 3 Option 4
Response Single Transferable Vote (STV) Supplementary Member (SM)
Votes 252,503 364,373
Percentage 16.73% 24.14%

^a Swing is from the 1993 referendum result

The 2011 New Zealand voting system referendum is a referendum being held to decide whether to retain the existing mixed member proportional (MMP) voting system, or to change to another voting system, in electing members of parliament to New Zealand's House of Representatives.[1] It will be held in conjunction with the 2011 general election,[2][3] which is set down to be held on Saturday 26 November 2011.

The questions being asked are:

Part A
Should New Zealand keep the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system?

  • I vote to keep the MMP voting system
  • I vote to change to another voting system

Part B
If New Zealand were to change to another voting system, which voting system would you choose?

Advance votes (votes cast before election day) will be progressively released after polling closes at 7:00 pm on 26 November (NZDT; UTC+13). Official results for the referendum will be released on 10 December 2011.[5]

Overview[edit]

Part A[edit]

e • d Voting system referendum 2011: Part A[6]
Should New Zealand keep the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system?
Response Votes %
valid total
☑Y Yes - keep MMP
I vote to keep the MMP voting system
1,267,955 57.77 56.17
☒N No - change system
I vote to change to another voting system
926,819 42.23 41.06
Total valid votes 2,194,774 100.00 97.23
Informal votes 62,469 2.77
Total votes 2,257,243 100.00
Turnout 73.51%
Electorate 3,070,847[7]
Keep
1,267,955 (57.77%)
Change
926,819 (42.23%)

Part B[edit]

e • d Voting system referendum 2011: Part B[6]
If New Zealand were to change to another voting system, which voting system would you choose?
Response Votes %
valid total
First Past the Post (FPP)
I would choose the First Past the Post system (FPP)
704,117 46.66 31.19
Preferential Voting (PV)
I would choose the Preferential Voting system (PV)
188,164 12.47 8.34
Single Transferable Vote (STV)
I would choose the Single Transferable Vote system (STV)
252,503 16.30 11.19
Supplementary Member (SM)
I would choose the Supplementary Member system (SM)
364,373 24.14 16.14
Total valid votes 1,509,157 100.00 66.86
Informal votes 748,086 33.14
Total votes cast 2,257,243 100.00
Turnout 73.51%
Electorate 3,070,847[7]

Split vote[edit]

By electorate[edit]

Part A[edit]

Part A results by electorate
  Keep
  Change
# Electorate name Keep Green tickY
(%)
Keep Green tickY
(num)
Change Red XN
(%)
Change Red XN
(num)
Informal
(num)
Total votes
01 Auckland Central 65.8% 22,027 34.2% 11,539 595 34,341
02 Bay of Plenty 49.5% 17,431 50.5% 17,812 1,167 36,410
03 Botany 55.4% 15,683 44.6% 12,631 902 29,216
04 Christchurch Central 62.5% 17,106 37.5% 10,278 835 28,219
05 Christchurch East 60.6% 16,972 39.8% 11,210 785 28,967
06 Clutha-Southland 44.6% 13,858 55.4% 17,202 976 32,306
07 Coromandel 50.3% 16,884 49.7% 16,703 1,193 34,780
08 Dunedin North 68.7% 20,274 31.3% 9,232 646 30,152
09 Dunedin South 59.4% 20,510 40.6% 14,019 1,061 35,590
10 East Coast 55.3% 16,122 44.7% 13,047 935 30,104
11 East Coast Bays 51.3% 16,846 48.7% 16,015 811 33,672
12 Epsom 50.1% 18,129 49.9% 18,028 765 36,922
13 Hamilton East 59.4% 19,354 40.6% 13,222 961 33,537
14 Hamilton West 57.8% 18,138 42.2% 13,231 960 32,329
15 Helensville 46.6% 16,376 53.4% 18,780 868 36,024
16 Hunua 46.4% 16,066 53.6% 18,573 997 35,636
17 Hutt South 63.3% 20,544 36.7% 11,921 713 33,178
18 Ilam 54.4% 18,241 45.6% 15,303 830 34,374
19 Invercargill 50.8% 16,145 49.2% 15,629 947 32,721
20 Kaikōura 49.6% 16,583 50.4% 16,834 997 34,414
21 Mana 65.2% 22,159 34.8% 11,815 828 34,802
22 Māngere 76.7% 18,847 23.3% 5,729 964 25,540
23 Manukau East 73.7% 19,374 26.3% 6,908 1,221 27,503
24 Manurewa 70.4% 17,306 29.6% 7,273 1,155 25,734
25 Maungakiekie 63.1% 20,876 36.9% 12,233 925 34,304
26 Mount Albert 67.8% 21,943 32.2% 10,441 877 33,261
27 Mount Roskill 66.6% 21,045 33.4% 10,545 1,112 32,702
28 Napier 51.4% 17,052 48.6% 16,122 1,052 34,226
29 Nelson 58.6% 20,259 41.4% 14,336 952 35,547
30 New Lynn 64.3% 21,189 35.7% 11,756 1,033 33,978
31 New Plymouth 52.8% 17,490 47.2% 15,629 1,051 34,170
32 North Shore 49.4% 17,985 50.6% 18,415 909 37,309
33 Northcote 57.7% 18,718 42.3% 13,728 755 33,201
34 Northland 52.0% 16,696 48.0% 15,411 1,006 33,113
35 Ōhariu 62.0% 23,148 38.0% 14,181 630 37,959
36 Ōtaki 54.6% 20,106 45.4% 16,730 1,106 37,942
37 Pakuranga 51.1% 16,302 48.9% 15,576 944 32,822
38 Palmerston North 61.1% 19,822 38.9% 12,639 824 33,285
39 Papakura 52.6% 16,240 47.4% 14,623 966 31,859
40 Port Hills 62.5% 20,442 37.5% 12,241 780 33,463
41 Rangitata 48.3% 51.7%
42 Rangitīkei 50.7% 49.3%
43 Rimutaka 60.1% 39.9%
44 Rodney 46.4% 53.6%
45 Rongotai 72.9% 27.1%
46 Rotorua 56.6% 43.4%
47 Selwyn 49.4% 50.6%
48 Tāmaki 47.3% 52.7%
49 Taranaki-King Country 46.7% 53.3%
50 Taupō 50.5% 49.5%
51 Tauranga 51.5% 48.5%
52 Te Atatū 62.1% 37.9%
53 Tukituki 49.8% 50.2%
54 Waikato 47.6% 52.4%
55 Waimakariri 51.1% 48.9%
56 Wairarapa 50.5% 49.5%
57 Waitakere 62.8% 37.2%
58 Waitaki 47.6% 52.4%
59 Wellington Central 70.9% 29.1%
60 West Coast-Tasman 53.3% 46.7%
61 Whanganui 54.1% 45.9%
62 Whangarei 52.8% 47.2%
63 Wigram 61.1% 38.9%
64 Hauraki-Waikato 82.1% 14,731 17.9% 3,202 454 18,387
65 Ikaroa-Rawhiti 84.2% 15,347 15.8% 2,883 454 18,684
66 Tāmaki Makaurau 83.0% 15,371 17.0% 3,158 422 18,951
67 Te Tai Hauāuru 82.9% 15,166 17.1% 3,120 410 18,696
68 Te Tai Tokerau 82.8% 16,127 17.2% 3,355 457 19,939
69 Te Tai Tonga 78.9% 13,863 21.1% 3,699 379 17,941
70 Waiariki 85.5% 15,931 14.5% 2,708 416 19,055
Total 57.7% 1,267,955 42.2% 926,819 62,469 2,257,243

Source: [1]

Part B[edit]

Electorate FPP (%) FPP (num) PV (%) PV (num) STV (%) STV (num) SM (%) SM (num) Invalid/blank Total votes Turnout (%)
Total
Auckland Central
Bay of Plenty
Botany
Christchurch Central
Christchurch East
Clutha-Southland
Coromandel
Dunedin North
Dunedin South
East Coast
East Coast Bays
Epsom
Hamilton East
Hamilton West
Helensville
Hunua
Hutt South
Ilam
Invercargill
Kaikōura
Mana
Māngere
Manukau East
Manurewa
Maungakikie
Mount Albert
Mount Roskill
Napier
Nelson
New Lynn
New Plymouth
North Shore
Northcote
Northland
Ōhariu
Ōtaki
Pakuranga
Palmerston North
Papakura
Port Hills
Rangitata
Rangitīkei
Rimutaka
Rodney
Rongotai
Rotorua
Selwyn
Tāmaki
Taranaki-King Country
Taupō
Tauranga
Te Atatū
Tukituki
Waikato
Waimakariri
Wairarapa
Waitakere
Waitaki
Wellington Central
West Coast-Tasman
Whanganui
Whangarei
Wigram
Hauraki-Waikato
Ikaroa-Rāwhiti
Tāmaki Makaurau
Te Tai Hauāuru
Te Tai Tokerau
Te Tai Tonga
Waiariki

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Labour would not support MMP referendum – Clark". The Dominion Post. 8 May 2008. Retrieved 17 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Cabinet preparing for MMP referendum: Key". The New Zealand Herald. 7 September 2009.
  3. ^ "MMP referendum to be held with 2011 election". The New Zealand Herald. 20 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Ministry of Justice FAQ". Minister of Justice. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  5. ^ "2011 GENERAL ELECTION AND REFERENDUM TIMETABLE". Elections New Zealand. Archived from the original on 14 October 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  6. ^ a b "2011 Referendum on the Voting System Preliminary Results for Advance Votes". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  7. ^ a b "Enrolment statistics for the whole of New Zealand". Electoral Commission. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2011.

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