5 Oct 2021

Make it 16 campaigners rejoice at electoral law review

From Nights, 10:20 pm on 5 October 2021

This morning Justice Minister Kris Faafoi announced the Government would undertake a sweeping review of many aspects of the country's electoral law prior to the 2026 election. They will be considering changes to funding of political parties, length of parliament's three-year terms and the voting age. Ella Flavell is Deputy Chair of the Wellington Youth Council and is involved with the youth-led campaign Make it 16 who are seeking to lower the voting age in Aotearoa. Ella joins us to discuss why the voting age should be lowered and what this announcement means for the campaign.