The purpose of this page is to help ensure:
- that people get out and vote
- that they can find the party policies and manifestos easily
It contains information for voters and links to party manifesto and policy information
Our mini-conference Democracy, Ethics and the Public Good is taking place in the leadup to the election.
Voter enrollment and activation
A website where young people can ask the parties their questions.
Ask Away is a question and answer site where people can ask questions about the things they care about, and vote for the questions they want to see answered. The parties will answer the most popular questions on the site.
On the Fence
The On the Fence website acts as a visual questionnaire, guiding voters to find which political parties align closest to their values. Find a policy area, feed the sheep as much as you agree with the two ideologically opposed statements and launch yourself off the fence!
Official Elections NZ Information
If you didn’t get an update pack you are not on the roll and you will need to get enrolled to vote. This website tells you how and much more about how our electoral system works.
Elections NZ website for enrollment information.
Election enrollment rates The latest figures show that NZ has historically low enrollment rates both overall and especially for young people. More than 30% of the youngest group – the 18-24 year olds are not enrolled and only 88.68% of the eligible voters are on the roll. These are historical lows. Last election 3/4 of young people were on the roll and 92% of the overall eligible adult population people.
- RockEnrol Youth vote fundraising campaign
- Get out the vote New Zealand Council of Trade Unions campaign to maximise voting
- Climate Voter 6 major environmental organisations asking for party policy on climate change issues to support voter choice
- Tick for Kids Almost 40 NZ organisations interested in children’s well-being
- Political compass. A questionnaire that shows you where your preferences map to New Zealand’s political parties at the 2011 election.
- NZ Commons volunteers have ensured that there is information on Wikipedia with articles for every electorate, every MP and every political party
Links to the policy pages of New Zealand’s registered political parties
(in reverse alphabetical order)
|United Future is currently reviewing all its policies and the information available dates from the 2011 election
|New Zealand First
|Policies are in 21 major areas and will be further updated for the 2014 election campaign.
|National has its plan 2011 goals and those for 2014 and the budget 2014 speech but nothing indicating a post-election agenda.
|The Maori Party’s policy page is organised around three themes: Whānau Ora, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Kawanatanga
|The Mana policies include some that are in draft.
|Labour’s page says that these are some of its issues. For more information you can see more on the pages of the portfolio leader for the topic you are interested in.
|The internet party also has policy development happening online through a forum: https://internet.org.nz/forum
|The Green Party has an A-Z of policies from Accident Compensation to youth affairs
|Focus New Zealand
|10 core policies
|Democrats for Social Credit
|Policies focussed on three areas – new economics, a just society and a healthy planet
|These are a list of issues with the exception of the approach to the Treaty which is described at length.
|Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
|Policies relate back to the legalisation of cannabis but as related to health, education, justice etc.
|Alphabetical from arts and culture to women’s rights
|Policies are in alphabetical order from A-Z from ACC to welfare and family