The latest Maori electoral electoral option has closed with a net growth of 1200 voters reported on the Maori Roll. Every five years, Maori voters are given the choice to enrol to vote under the General Roll or the Maori Roll. Statistics from the latest electoral option show that 10,000 voters chose to shift from the Maori Roll to the General Roll while only 8000 changed from the General Roll to the Maori Roll. The influx of new voters on the Maori Roll however meant that a net growth was reported.
Early estimates suggest that the number of Maori seats in parliament should stay the same however census data is required to affirm this.