The Electoral Commission Suffrage Scholarship

Set up to celebrate the anniversary of universal suffrage in New Zealand, the Electoral Commission established these scholarships for postgraduate research into voter participation.

The research outcomes of the scholarships will be part of a much wider national discussion on voter turnout that the Electoral Commission is instigating. The Electoral Commission is committed to encouraging wide-reaching research on voter participation, and these scholarships aim to contribute to this.

The Suffrage Scholarships will encourage research that furthers our understanding of the factors that motivate voters to take part, and the barriers to voter participation. Community-specific research in cohorts that experience low turnout are encouraged.

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