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 are seeking input and feedback on a number of proposals that we expect will change following consultation. This is an opportunity to say what you like or you don’t like about the proposals, and why.   

Consultation is open from Monday 18 July and closes on Sunday 14 August 2022. You can also complete the consultation in alternate formats. 

How to make a submission

Electronic submission:

You can complete the consultation survey online. 

Make your submission 

Hard copy submission:

If you would like a hardcopy of this consultation, please call 0800 36 76 56 or email to be sent a copy in the mail. 

Or download it here:  

Election Access Fund Survey (PDF 133KB)

Email your response to:

Post your response to:

The Election Access Fund
PO Box 3220
Wellington, 6140 

Submission in alternate formats:

You can read the consultation survey and submit your response in alternate formats. 


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Te reo Māori

Respond in audio or video:

You can respond by sending us an audio or video file of your responses to the consultation questions. You can email your audio or video file to

The maximum file size we can receive via email is 20MB, so you may need to send your responses to us separately. 

If you would like to respond in NZSL, visit the See Flow website. 

What happens after consultation? 

Once consultation is closed, all feedback will be collated and considered. If you inlcude 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 or 0800 36 76 56, or call or text 027 232 2019 . 

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