Have your say on MMP soon
You only have until Friday to have your say in the MMP Review.
That’s the message from the Electoral Commission, just days away from the end of public consultation on its MMP Review Proposals Paper.
Almost 700 submissions have so far been received on the proposals paper, which details the commission’s suggestions on possible improvements to New Zealand’s MMP voting system.
‘‘Submissions close this Friday, September 7,’’ said chief electoral officer Robert Peden. ‘‘We want to make sure that everyone gets the opportunity to give feedback on this important issue. All the information you need is on our website at mmpreview. org. nz, or call freephone 0800 367 656 to have a proposals paper sent to you.’’
The proposals paper sets out the conclusions the commission reached following the first round of public consultation earlier this year.
The proposals being suggested by the Electoral Commission are:
The one- electorate- seat threshold for the allocation of list seats should be abolished.
The party vote threshold for the allocation of list seats should be lowered to 4 per cent.
Candidates should continue to be able to stand both in an electorate and on a party list at general elections.
List MPs should continue to be able to contest byelections.
Political parties should continue to have responsibility for the composition of their party lists.