The votes are in, and New Zealanders have had their say on whether they want euthanasia and recreational cannabis to be legalised.
But they will have to wait a little longer to know the result.
Will we get the referendum results tonight?
No. The first glimpse of the referendum results will be in two weeks, on October 30.
That will be the preliminary results, based on “ordinary” votes.
A final referendum result will be announced a week later, on November 6, which includes special votes (people who voted from outside their electorate, overseas, a prison or hospital, or enrolled late).
The Electoral Commission says the priority tonight
should be on counting party votes and electorate votes so the election results can be released.