New Zealand

Population Statistics


Total Population


Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

25 September 2008

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Electoral Act (1993, last amended 2014)

Updated: October 2020

Section 74 states:

Subject to the provisions of this Act, every adult person is qualified to be registered as an elector of an electoral district if—

  • (a) that person is—
    • (i) a New Zealand citizen; or
    • (ii) a permanent resident of New Zealand; and
  • (b) that person has at some time resided continuously in New Zealand for a period of not less than 1 year…


Excerpt from the Electoral Act (1993, last amended 2014)

Constitution Act (1986, last amended 2005)

Updated: June 2015

Section 10, subsection (4) states:

The House of Representatives shall have as its members those persons who are elected from time to time in accordance with the provisions of the Electoral Act 1993


Excerpt from the Constitution Act (1986, last amended 2005)