Quarantine is finished and I am back home here in Wellington, New Zealand.
There is nine days until the Dissolution of Parliament for 2020.
It is Time to speak now about the upcoming elections.
It is crucial to be well informed during the campaigns for these elections.
The most important thing we need to do on September 19 is vote!
Remember to update your address if you have moved in the last 3 years, so you are eligible to vote in the electoral area you now live.
You also must update the electoral roll if you have changed your name.
Register or update now: click vote.nz
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Let’s journey together as we prepare to vote in 50 days from today, 1/8/2020. Please share your opinions in the comments below.
Parliament is in Session this week
I will go to Parliament this week on Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th. Each session runs from 2pm to 10pm so hope to be there for some of this. These will be the last Parliamentary discussions in the House of Parliament for our Government before the 2020 General Elections. Want to come with me ?
I am interested to find out the topics they will be discussing and Bills they want to pass before they break. These must be very important or urgent! After the Dissolution of Parliament on August 6, all Members of Parliament will return to their own Electorates to begin their Campaigns for our 2020 Election on September 19. Find your MP and make an effort to go and hear them speak.
There are five parliamentary parties represented in the 52nd Parliament by 120 MPs. These MPs represent 64 general electorate seats and seven Māori electorates. The other 49 MPs are selected from the party lists. – www.parliament.nz
On our New Zealand Parliament official website www.parliament.nz
Find on page: “MPs and their Electorates”
- A list of the current Members of Parliament
- Electorate Profiles
- The Five Parliamentary Parties
On September 19 will we have a falling star or a new moon govern our country ??? Will we continue the slide into socialism or will we regain democracy and freedom this country is famous for. You must decide…..
Calendar for Elections 2020
The 2020 General Election will be held on Saturday 19 September 2020.
Referendums will also be held on cannabis and end of life choice.
The key dates for the election and referendums are:
|Tuesday 28 January||Prime Minister announces dates for 2020 General Election|
|Friday 19 June||Regulated period for election advertising expenses begins|
|Monday 6 July||Launch of Electoral Commission enrolment update campaign|
|Wednesday 12 August||Dissolution of Parliament|
|Sunday 16 August||Writ Day – the Governor General issues formal direction to the Electoral Commission to hold the election|
|Wednesday 2 September||Overseas voting starts|
|Monday 7 September||Advance voting starts|
|Friday 18 September||Advance voting ends|
|Friday 18 September midnight||Regulated period ends. All election and referendum advertising must end. Signs must be taken down by midnight.|
|Saturday 19 September||Election day. Voting places open from 9.00am to 7.00pmElection night.|
Preliminary election results released progressively from 7.00pm on www.electionresults.govt.nz
|Friday 2 October||Preliminary referendum results will be released|
|Friday 9 October||Official results for the 2020 General Election and referendums declared|
|Thursday 15 October||Last day for the return of the writ|