New Zealand, national Plebiscite [ATP] - Binding or Non-binding referendum

General Typology

Instrument
Plebiscite [ATP]
Location
New Zealand
Political level
national
Local Name:
Binding or Non-binding referendum
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
no
Legally Defined:

New Zealand has inherited a Westminster system of government.

"A Government initiated referendum is a referendum promoted by the Government. It can be binding or indicative (non-binding) and pose more than one question or questions with more than two possible answers. Legislation is required to enable a Government initiated referendum to be held unless it is conducted by postal vote under the Referenda (Postal Voting) Act 2000."

References: http://www.elections.org.nz/elections/referendum/referendums.html 

Subject Matter:

To call a binding or non-binding referendum

Actors

Author:
government
Initiator:
parliament
Decision maker:
electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
No turnout quorum found in legal source
Approval Quorum:
No special approval quorum found in legal source
Geographical Quorum:
No geographical quorum found in legal source
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

See special rules for certain plebiscites under the Electoral Act, 1993 or Referenda (Postal Voting) Act 2000

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:
Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

Archive:
Remarks: