The Government today announced the appointment of Jane Huria as a member and Deputy Chair of the Electoral Commission.
Ms Huria’s appointment by the Governor-General is for a term of four years.
“Parliament has unanimously endorsed the appointment of Ms Huria, who will play a vital role in preparing New Zealand for this year’s General Election and the referendum on our voting system,” Justice Minister Simon Power said.
The new consolidated Electoral Commission was created as part of the Government’s wider programme of electoral reform and became operational on 1 October last year.
It is responsible for conducting all parliamentary elections, by-elections, referenda, and the registration of political parties. It is also responsible for providing public information programmes and advice on electoral matters
In August last year, Justice Hugh Williams QC was appointed Chair for a term of three years, and Robert Peden was appointed Chief Electoral Officer and Chief Executive for a term of five years.
Ms Huria’s appointment completes the appointments to the commission.
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