Prime Minister Bill English has announced that the 2017 general election will be held on 23 September
Announcing the date yesterday, Mr English said National will take nothing for granted in its campaign and that the economy was always the central election issue.
Mr English said Parliament would stop on the 17th August, before the election.
Overseas voting will start on 6 September, and advance voting on 11 September, according to the Electoral Commission.
The last general election was held on 20 September 2014, and the latest day this year’s could have been held was 18 November.