Euthanasia and cannabis referenda: Why do we have to wait weeks for the results?Posted by On


Despite advance voting being open a fortnight before election day, we won’t know the outcome of the two referenda until early next month. (File photo)

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Despite advance voting being open a fortnight before election day, we won’t know the outcome of the two referenda until early next month. (File photo)

The votes are in, but the fate of the End of Life Choice Act and legalisation of cannabis will remain a mystery for almost three weeks.

If the majority of New Zealanders voted in favour in the assisted dying referendum, the Act – which would allow adults who have a terminal illness likely to end their lives within six months, and are experiencing “significant and ongoing decline in physical capability”, to request assisted dying – will become law in 12 months’ time.

If the majority were opposed – or there is a tie – and another referendum is not held, the Act will expire in five years.

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What is the euthanasia referendum and what are you voting for? The End of Life Choice Act explained.

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