Chlöe Swarbrick, a Green Party candidate, as their local MP
allows a voter to choose a candidate from a different party
Parties then elect candidates from this list as list MPs
a ‘party vote’
Both regions exemplify the concept of split voting.
split voting system
choose candidates based on merit
electorate’s differentiated political choices.
Voters cast both their votes on the same day
split their voting patterns.
first-past-the-post voting system,
mixed member proportional (MMP) system
determines the overall composition
‘electorate vote’ to elect a local MP
parties fill the other 48 list seats
a ranked party list
electorate vote does not alter the overall party representation in Parliament.
31.86% of votes in 2020 were split votes
elected local MP comes from a party that doesn’t secure the majority of party votes
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