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Maori Roll Voting Statistics in 2019 Local Government Elections

Information about the local authority election results is available from the electoral commission. This shows the number and percentage of voters who voted within each ward within the Territorial Authority or Region ( i already have access to this data). I wonder if we can get this data broken down by which electoral roll the voter is registered on. We would like to know the number of voters, from the Maori electoral roll, by ward for the 2019 election.

Not knowing what level of engagement we have with the Maori electoral population in relation to our local government elections.

Allowing us to understand the level of engagement of voters on the Maori electoral roll in local government elections. We would like to know the number of voters, from the Maori electoral roll, by ward for the 2019 election. This in turn will allow us to measure if we increase participation in local government elections by those currently on the Maori electoral roll, with the introduction of Maori wards.
This will assist us in identifying and determining our Maori outcomes and focus attention (if required) to ensure that Maori are included

Response from
Department of Internal Affairs

Data does not exist

17 May 2022 Dear Anonymous, The Department of Internal Affairs does not hold any record of the electoral roll individuals are registered on when they vote in local government elections. Therefore, your request is refused under section 18(e) of the Act, on the grounds that the information requested does not exist and under section 18(g) of the Act, on the grounds that no collective dataset is held by any authority. You have the right, under section 28(3) of the Act, to seek an investigation and review of my decision by the Office of the Ombudsman. The postal address of the Office of the Ombudsman is PO Box 10152, Wellington. Alternatively, you can phone 0800 802 602 or email If you have any further questions, please email Nāku noa nā Anita Balakrishnan Tumuaki | Director Ministerial, Monitoring, and Capability Group

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