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Flag referendum voting form

Flag referendum voting form

In March 2016 New Zealanders voted in the second of two flag referendums. Using this form they indicated their preference for either the current flag or Kyle Lockwood's Silver Fern (Black, White and Blue), which had been selected in a referendum in 2015. 56.6% of the New Zealanders who voted opted for the current flag.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Flags - Changing the flag', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2023)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2016