New Zealand electorates

voting district for elections to the New Zealand Parliament

An electorate or electoral district (Māori: rohe pōti) is a geographical constituency used for electing members (MPs) to the New Zealand Parliament.[1] The size of electorates depends on that all electorates have about the same population.

The 72 electorates are made up from 65 general and seven Māori electorates. The number of electorates increases with national population growth; the number was increased from 71 to 72 starting at the 2020 general election.


  1. "Electoral Act 1993 No 87 (as at 01 July 2016), Public Act Contents". New Zealand Legislation. Retrieved 9 February 2017.