The Electoral Referendum Act 2010 provided for an indicative referendum on our voting system to be held in conjunction with the 26 November 2011 General Election. The majority of valid votes cast at the election were to keep the current Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system. This result triggered a statutory provision requiring the Electoral Commission to review MMP.
On 13 February 2012, the Electoral Commission launched its review of the MMP voting system. It is currently seeking input from the public on possible changes to the way MMP works.
To find out more or to make a submission, go to www.mmpreview.org.nz.
- Frequently asked questions
- Read the Electoral Referendum Act 2010
- Read the Select Committee report and submissions
- Useful websites and resources
The latest news
- 15 December 2010 - Bill for referendum on voting system passed unanimously
- 22 November 2010 - Minister of Justice welcomes the Select Committee report on the Electoral Referendum Bill
- 22 April 2010 - the Electoral Referendum Bill passes its first reading.
- 25 March 2010 - the Minister of Justice announces the introduction of the Electoral Referendum Bill.
- 16 February 2010 - the Minister of Justice announces the Government's further decisions on the 2011 referendum on MMP.
- 20 October 2009 - the Minister of Justice announces the Government's decisions on the timing and process for the first referendum on MMP, and any following referendum.
- Cabinet decisions for empowering 2011 MMP Referendum (PDF, 1.9MB)
- Read the Regulatory Impact Statement
- Cabinet decision on process for MMP referendum (PDF, 753Kb)
- Previous Cabinet consideration (PDF, 380Kb)
- Timeline for 2011 MMP referendum (PDF, 35Kb)