Poll: Should the September general election be delayed due to COVID-19?

  • 09/04/2020
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Photo credit: Getty

With the COVID-19 pandemic causing mass disruption across New Zealand politicians are asking if the General Election should be delayed until November. 

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the September 19 election date before the COVID-19 pandemic began wreaking widespread havoc across the world. 

It's now possible parts of the country could still be under varying kinds of lockdown by the time the date rolls around.

The National Party has called for a later election date and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters agrees saying 21 November was a better date.

"One of the critical components of that is the ability to talk to constituents to, dare I say it, doorknock, go to public meetings," Peters said.

"The chance for that being more likely is far more in November than it is in September."

Should the election date be delayed?

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