The 2023 Election Forum is a chance to engage with key political figures and have your questions answered at an event that is designed specifically for disabled voters.

When: 4.00pm Wednesday 20 September 2023
Where: Te Wharewaka, 2 Taranaki Street, Wellington – and online
Cost: free
Register: register for the 2023 Election Forum

The panel 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.

The Forum will be streamed online with NZSL interpreters and live captions. If you have any specific accessibility needs or questions, email

Find out more about the 2023 Election Forum.

This event is hosted by IHC in partnership with Disabled Person's Assembly, Blind Citizens NZ, Complex Care Group, CCS Disability Action, Deaf Aotearoa, New Zealand Disability Support Network, New Zealand Down Syndrome Association, People First NZ, and the Personal Advocacy and Safeguarding Adults Trust.