Voter and Non-Voter Satisfaction Survey 2017

The Electoral Commission undertakes a survey of voters and non-voters following each General Election.

The primary objectives of the survey are to:

  • Measure voter satisfaction with the services the Electoral Commission provides
  • Understand the level of engagement with the voting process, barriers to voting, and how to address these barriers for each identified population group

The Electoral Commission commissioned Kantar TNS to conduct a survey with voters and non-voters after the General Election in 2017. Similar surveys were conducted on behalf of the Chief Electoral Office in 2005 and 2008 and the Electoral Commission in 2011 and 2014. Where possible this report includes comparisons to the 2014 results.

Groups of particular interest to the Electoral Commission who have had lower levels of participation are those people who identify themselves primarily as:

  • Māori
  • Pasifika
  • Asian
  • Youth (18-29)
  • Non-voters

Results for these groups have been highlighted throughout the report that can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. Click here for previous surveys.

Last updated: 07 September 2018