New Zealand Elections 2017 – New Zealanders head to the polls today to elect the members of their country’s 52nd Parliament. Back in the 1850s when the first general election was held, citizens spoke the name of their preferred candidate to a polling official. Voting was organized at the local level, meaning elections could stretch over weeks or even months!
Today, the process is much speedier, and open to any permanent resident aged 18 and older. General elections happen every three years and must now be held on a Saturday, which means the exact date changes. One thing has stayed the same – Kiwis are proud to cast their votes and shape the future of their country.
You can find more about New Zealand Elections 2017 on the official Google Doodle Page