Consultation document

We have released a consultation document that outlines our current electoral law and practice and includes questions throughout to help you provide your views.

Electoral Review Consultation document 2022

Electoral Review Summary

Translations and alternate formats are below

We invite you to have your say. You can write your own submission, and send this to us by email or post, or complete our submission form.

Our consultation document is structured in four parts to make it easier to navigate. You are welcome to comment on just one area or the whole review. You do not need to answer all the questions, nor read the whole consultation document to submit.

Part 1: The voting system

This part covers how our Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system operates, the length of the parliamentary term, how election dates are set, and the process for filling vacancies.

Part 2: Voters
This part covers voter eligibility and enrolment, how people can vote, emergencies and disruptions, and how the vote is counted.

Part 3: Parties and candidates

This part covers eligibility for candidates and political parties, how they are funded and regulated, and rules for election campaigns and advertisements.

Part 4: Electoral administration

This part covers running elections, administering the electoral rolls, and the setting of electorate boundaries, as well as, enforcement, dispute resolution, disinformation, misinformation, and foreign interference.

The Consultation Document is translated into te reo Māori and the Summary Document is translated into eight languages:

Consultation Document in te reo Māori

Summary in te reo Māori

Summary in Samoan

Summary in Tongan

Summary in Traditional Chinese

Summary in Simplified Chinese

Summary in Korean

Summary in Hindi

Summary in Arabic

The Consultation Document will be available in large print, audio, and braille formats shortly. Easy Read and New Zealand Sign Language formats of the Summary Document will also be available soon. Please email us at if you would like to be notified when the alternate formats become available.

Last updated: 15 September 2022

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