These graphs show the results of binding referendum on the electoral system. It was held at the same time as the general election and therefore attracted a high turnout. As the graphs reveal, the mixed-member proportional (MMP) system received strong endorsement from voters on the Māori roll, who probably believed that it would allow a stronger expression of minority viewpoints such as Māori opinion. On the other hand, South Island voters were almost evenly divided on the issue.
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Sources: Stephen Levine and Nigel S. Roberts, 'The New Zealand electoral referendum and general election of 1993', Electoral Studies 13, no. 3 (September 1994), p. 246; Jonathan Boston and others, New Zealand under MMP: a new politics? Auckland: University of Auckland Press and Bridget Williams Books, 1996, p. 23