What's happening now in the boundary review?
The Representation Commission will publish the final electorate boundaries and names on this website on 17 April.
The proposed boundaries
In November 2019, the Representation Commission released its proposed electorate boundaries and names for the next two general elections.
Since the boundaries were last adjusted in 2014 the population in every electorate in New Zealand has grown. Some have grown more than others and boundary changes are now required to balance the populations in each electorate.
Changes were proposed for 35 of the 71 current electorates.
See the proposed changes in your area
Use the interactive map to see the current and proposed electorate boundaries, and the areas the changes would affect:
See the map of current and proposed electorates
Read the Representation Commission's report on the proposed electorates
What people said about the proposed electorates
There were three stages of public consultation on the boundary review:
- written objections
- written counter-objections
- public hearings.
Objections and counter-objections have now closed.
Public hearings of objections and counter-objections were held in February in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland.
The Representation Commission will take all the submissions into account before finalising the electorate boundaries and names in April 2020.
How do boundary reviews work?
The Representation Commission reviews and adjusts electorate boundaries after each 5-yearly population census and the Māori Electoral Option.
For more detailed information, download the Representation Commission’s guide: