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Electoral (Strengthening Democracy) Amendment Bill

Member’s bill in the name of Golriz Ghahraman introduced on May 19. The bill  proposes a raft of changes to electoral law. These include, extending the voting age to 16 years, removing the requirement for NZ citizens living overseas to have visited NZ within the last 3 years to maintain voting rights, giving all people in prison the right to vote and implementing the Electoral Commission’s 2012 MMP Review recommendations.

Electoral (Strengthening Democracy) Amendment Bill