Our 'every vote counts' website and marketing campaign has helped overseas voters in New Zealand's 2008 General Election change the outcome of two seats in Parliament.
Votes by Kiwis based overseas were decisive in giving the Greens their ninth seat in Parliament, and took a seat away from Labour.
Kea's analysis shows that without the record-breaking 32,000 overseas votes:
- the Greens would have eight seats in the new Parliament instead of nine
- Labour would have 44 seats instead of 43.