With digital voting likely to be trialled at the 2016 local body elections, there's potential for punters to be more informed - and more involved.
The thriving Wellington social entrepreneurship scene, characterised by organisations like Enspiral and Loomio, has produced another contender with the official launch of the citizen democracy initiative ActionStation.
Businesses can be tempted to delay hiring and put projects on hold in the run-up to a general election, but Jane Kennelly reckons it's a good time to get the jump on competitors.
Facebook's 'I'm a Voter' tool - a social equivalent of the stickers you get when you vote - will be available for Kiwi users during this year's general election. Having apparently made a difference in the US and India, will it influence voter turnout here?