Friday, May 07, 2010


The Law and Order Committee has called for submissions on the Electoral (Disqualification of Convicted Prisoners) Amendment Bill. Two copies, by Friday, 11 June 2010, to

Law and Order Committee Secretariat
Parliament Buildings
Or you can use the online form linked above.

The bill would strip anyone in prison of the vote (as opposed to the current law, which only disenfranchises those serving a sentence of three or more years). It is inconsistent with the Bill of Rights Act and with international law, and would be an affront to New Zealand's expansive democratic tradition.