Up on last time, but one of the worst voter turnouts this century.

Just over 77 per cent of enrolled voters had their say meaning almost a million didn't vote.

Online voting's being mooted as a way forward.

Christine Cheyne, associate professor of planning at Massey University believes it's important to make technology available for voting, as it increases the convenience and ease of voting.

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But she warns online voting isn't a magic bullet, saying to engage the youth electorate, we need engaging politicians.