Māori Prisoners’ Voting Rights

The Māori Prisoners’ Voting Rights Inquiry, Wai 2870, covers three claims essentially focussed on section 80(1)(d) of the Electoral Act 1993.  This legislation disqualifies sentenced prisoners, including Māori prisoners, from being eligible to vote in New Zealand general elections.  The matter was heard on an urgent basis in May 2019.

This inquiry is now in the report writing phase.  The Tribunal expects to release its report later in 2019.

Panel Members:

Judge Savage (presiding)

Mr Ron Crosby

Kim Ngarimu

Staff: