The Independent Electoral Review Panel was established by the Minister of Justice in May 2022 to review parliamentary electoral legislation - primarily the Electoral Act 1993 and the Electoral Regulations 1996, but also Part 6 of the Broadcasting Act 1989 and Parts 2 and 3 of the Constitution Act 1986.
Our purpose is to provide advice to the Government on how to ensure that New Zealand continues to have an electoral system that:
- is fair;
- is clear and consistent;
- is practicable and enduring;
- encourages electoral participation;
- upholds Te Tiriti o Waitangi/ the Treaty of Waitangi;
- is open and accountable, with checks and balances to ensure its integrity;
- produces a representative Parliament; and
- produces an effective Parliament and Government.