How to have your say

We are consulting with disabled people, disabled people’s organisations, political parties, and other interested people and organisations.  We are seeking input on who should be able to apply to the fund, what sort of expenses the fund could cover and how it should be accessed.  

Having the input of the disability community throughout the process to design and develop the fund is critical in order to ensure that the fund will work well in practice and serve to reduce cost barriers.  It is also a requirement under the Act. The project Steering Group includes people from the disability community.    

Have your say

We sought input and feedback on a number of proposals that we expected would change following consultation. This was an opportunity to say what you like or you don’t like about the proposals, and why.   

Consultation was open from Monday 18 July and closed on Sunday 14 August 2022.

How to make a submission

Submissions to this consultation are now closed.

What happens after consultation? 

Now consultation is closed, all feedback is being collated and considered. If you included your email address, we will send you a summary of the collated feedback.  

The Electoral Commission will use the feedback to help create the rules and processes for accessing the Fund.  In this way your input will make a difference to how we design and deliver the Fund. 

When the Fund is open for applicants, the Electoral Commission will advertise the Fund and a panel of experts will be in place to consider and decide on applications. 

After the next general election, the effectiveness of the fund will be reviewed to see if any improvements can be made. 

More information

Any questions about the consultation process should be directed to  electionaccessfund@elections.govt.nz or 0800 36 76 56, or call or text 027 232 2019 . 

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