Register now for IHC's 2023 Election Forum

“Voting is not only our right, it is our power.” Loung Ung

The New Zealand 2023 General Election is only 39 days away.

Are you ready to vote? Every vote matters!

Check out the Electoral Commission – Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri website to learn more about voting:

  • with assistance from a support person
  • using a telephone dictation service
  • when you can’t get to a voting place, and more.

Voting information is also available in alternative formats.

Access Matters Aotearoa is joining forces with IHC and other organisations so that YOU can make your voice heard ahead of the general election. IHC’s 2023 Election Forum is a great chance to engage with key political figures and have your questions answered. Send in your burning questions for the panel by emailing IHC at [email protected]

The panel line-up includes:

  • Golriz Ghahraman - Spokesperson for Human Rights, Green Party
  • Hon Priyanca Radhakrishnan - Minister Disability Issues, Labour Party
  • Toni Severin - Spokesperson for Disability Issues, Act Party
  • Penny Simmonds - Acting Spokesperson for Disabilities and Carers, National Party

Guiding the discussion will be Susie Ferguson from Radio New Zealand, and Disability Rights Commissioner Prudence Walker.

Access Matters Aotearoa is seizing this opportunity to question political parties and candidates about their commitment to robust accessibility legislation. Your participation can drive positive change!

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Where: Te Wharewaka, 2 Taranaki Street, Wellington – and Online

When: 4.00pm Wednesday 20 September 2023


The 2023 Election Forum will be streamed online with NZSL interpreters and live captions. If you have specific accessibility needs or inquiries, reach out to [email protected]


“Somewhere inside of all of us is the power to change the world.” Roald Dahl

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini.

It is not my strength alone, but the strength of many that contributes to my success.

Ngā mihi nui

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Juliana Carvalho for the Access Matters Campaign Team

Head of Advocacy - Blind Low Vision NZ

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