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General Election New Zealand 2017
Wednesday 1 February Prime Minister announces dates for 2017 general election
Friday 23 June Regulated period for election advertising expenses begins
Monday 26 June Launch of enrolment campaign
Tuesday 22 August Dissolution of Parliament
Wednesday 23 August Writ Day -Governor General issues formal direction to the Electoral Commission to hold the election.
Thursday 24 August Nominations open for individual electorate candidates.
Tuesday 29 August Noon Nominations close for individual electorate candidates.
Wednesday 6 September Overseas Voting starts
Monday 11 September Advance Voting starts
Friday 22 September Advance Voting ends Last day to enrol for the election.
Friday 22 September Midnight Regulated period ends - All election advertising must end and election signs must be taken down
Saturday 23 September Election Day Polling places open from 9.00am to 7.00pm.
Saturday 7 October Official results for general election declared