Independent Electoral Review – Interim report

We have released an interim report to support a second stage of engagement on the review (6 June to 17 July 2023).

The interim report sets out our draft recommendations for each area of the electoral system and provides an explanation of how the panel reached this view. There are over 100 recommendations in total. We have broken the report into five parts and 19 chapters to help with the large amount of content. Each chapter deals with a different topic.

We encourage you to have your say on our interim report and draft recommendations. You can submit online by filling out our survey or by uploading your own submission. You can also register to attend a public webinar, if you would like to find out more about the interim report from the panel directly.

Executive summary

The Executive Summary covers our main proposals and includes a list of our draft recommendations. It is included in the Interim Report and available as a separate document. 

Key Themes

To assist with navigating the interim report, the panel have also published a document that gives an overview of the Key Themes of the review:

These six themes are:

  • making our electoral law fit for the future
  • improving MMP
  • a referendum on the parliamentary term
  • supporting more New Zealanders to vote
  • fairer rules for political financing and campaigning
  • upholding te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi.

We want to hear from you

We have released our interim report to support our second stage of engagement (6 June to 17 July). It sets out our draft recommendations for changes to Aotearoa New Zealand’s electoral system. You can get involved by completing our online survey, writing your own submission, or attending a public webinar. Your feedback will help us to test our thinking and refine our recommendations for our final report.

Make a submission

Please share your thoughts with us by participating in our online consultation. You can either complete our survey or upload your own written submission: 

Alternatively, you can fill out our offline consultation form, which has the same questions as our online survey:

You can send this form to us via email to or by post to:

Independent Electoral Review
Free Post 113
PO Box 180

  • To make a submission in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL), please visit and select ‘Electoral Review feedback.’

The closing date for all submissions is 17 July 2023. Submissions received after this time may not be able to be considered. If this closing date might prevent your participation, please let us know.

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