In Search of Consensus: New Zealand’s Electoral Act 1956 and its Constitutional Legacy.

  • Andrew Geddis

Abstract

New Zealand’s Electoral Act 1956, and in particular the entrenched (or “reserved”) provisions it introduced into the country’s legal framework, has long represented something of a constitutional oddity. In reserving certain key aspects of our electoral process, the 1956 Act purported to stop future Parliaments from altering these except by following a particular, and more demanding, process of enactment.

Published
2019-06-13
How to Cite
GEDDIS, Andrew. In Search of Consensus: New Zealand’s Electoral Act 1956 and its Constitutional Legacy.. The Journal of New Zealand Studies, [S.l.], n. NS28, june 2019. ISSN 2324-3740. Available at: <https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/jnzs/article/view/5431>. Date accessed: 21 july 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.26686/jnzs.v0iNS28.5431.