Government of New Brunswick

The Commission on Electoral Reform is being established to examine electoral reform in the province. The commission consists of 5 members.

The commission has been given the following mandates:

  • Assess commitments made by the provincial government in 2014 to contribute to making a more effective Legislature by:
    – eliminating barriers to entering politics for underrepresented groups; and
    – investigating means to improve participation in democracy, such as preferential ballots and online voting.
  • Assess other electoral reform matters that have been raised recently, namely:
    – the voting age;
    – political contribution rules; and
    – political spending rules.

The commission is required to consult with New Brunswickers by:

  • engaging experts, interest groups and the public about the issues and options presented in the discussion paper on Electoral Reform; and
  • giving New Brunswickers the opportunity to make written submissions.

Interested New Brunswickers are invited to respond to some or all of the issues that have been raised in the paper. The options outlined are not intended to be exhaustive but rather a starting point for healthy debate. If you think there are other options for improving New Brunswick’s electoral laws, please included these in your response. Members of the public are invited to share their comments by email, fax or regular mail.

The commission is to table its recommendations through the Clerk of Executive Council and Secretary to Cabinet by March 1, 2017.

Submit your feedback
Fax: 506-453-2266
Mail: The Commission on Electoral Reform
c/o The Clerk of the Executive Council and Secretary to Cabinet
Executive Council Office
Chancery Place
PO Box 6000
Fredericton NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: 506-444-4417