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- What are the referendums about?
- When will the referendum results be announced?
- Where can I find more information about the referendums?
What are the referendums about?
There were two referendums at the 2020 General Election.
End of life Choice referendum - You could vote on whether the End of Life Choice Act 2019 should come into force, giving people with a terminal illness the option of requesting assisted dying.
Cannabis legalisation and control referendum - You could vote on whether the recreational use of cannabis should become legal, based on the proposed Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill.
The referendums were held alongside the election. At the voting place, you were given a voting paper for the election and a voting paper for the referendums.
When will the referendum results be announced?
Referendum votes were not counted on election night.
Preliminary referendum results were released on Friday 30 October. The official results will be released on 6 November.
Where can I find more information about the referendums?
Visit referendums.govt.nz for more information on the referendums.