After nearly a year of postal referendum on whether to change the New Zealand flag from the existing design to replacing the lines with a silver fern. Voting came to an end on Thursday, and the results are likely to be announced on 8.30pm. The results will be confirmed coming Wednesday. The turnout for the voting was 48.78%, and the design of Kyle Lockwood was chosen among the five options. On March 16 in the second referendum, 1.6 million papers reached the Electoral Commission. The number was higher than the first round. If Lockwood’s design is through it will effect in six months’ time.