Mixed Member Proportional (MMP)Electing local and regional MPs with proportional results
Mixed Member Proportional
How it Works
You will have two votes. One vote helps elect a local MP. The other vote helps elect regional MPs from your region.
Your vote for a regional candidate is also called the “party vote.” A vote for a regional candidate also counts as a vote for that party. The party vote determines what proportion of the seats each party should have in each region.
If voters for a party are entitled to elect a regional MP, it will be the party’s regional candidate who got the most votes across the region. These are also called “top up seats”.
Voting is simple. Put an X beside one Local MP and one Regional MP.
There are excellent videos on MMP on our youtube channel in the systems playlist. To get the basic idea of how the ballots are counted, we recommend this video: