On Saturday, October 14, 2023, i.e. today, Google Doodle is celebrating the general elections of New Zealand on the occasion of the country going under poll. Today, the citizens of New Zealand are participating in the elections to cast their votes and add a count to their favorite party’s ballot. Many people on the internet have shared their experience of voting for the first time while many senior citizens also have done their duty to cast a vote in the general elections. But still, there are some who need to know some general facts about New Zealand elections. Hence, we have mentioned everything that you need to know about New Zealand general elections 2023. Continue reading this article for more details.
Today Google Doodle is celebrating New Zealand election day as the country goes under poll. However, the voting process had begun on Friday, October 13, 2023. For the unversed, the polling process at the election booths in New Zealand started at 9 a.m. (2000 GMT) on Friday when over 10 lakh people cast their votes by using their right to vote. According to Reuters, New Zealand has been following a mixed-member proportional system since 1996. Shift to the next section and learn more details.
The 2023 General Elections of New Zealand will decide whether the Labour Party and Prime Minister Chris Hipkins will continue their reign in the country for the next three years or if there will be a change in the government and conservative leadership of Christopher Luxon starting in the country. Labour Party leader and current PM of New Zealand Hipkins who is 45 years old and National Party leader Luxon who is 53 years old are fighting to secure their roles in the nation’s 54th parliament in this general election. Kindly note that due to some restrictions on what media can report about the general election until the polls officially end on Saturday at 7 p.m., we can not speculate who is leading the elections. After this, the Electoral Commission would commence with the release of preliminary results.
Special votes which include ballots from the citizens of New Zealand living overseas and others who execute the right to vote outside their home constituencies will only be revealed on November 3. Reportedly, a by-election is also scheduled in November that will introduce an additional seat which would give minor parties a chance to determine which major party assumes governance. Stay tuned to this website.