Government of New Brunswick

Thank you for your input. The consultation period is now closed.

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.

Report on Electoral Reform

A pathway to an inclusive democracy