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Election day is tomorrow - make sure you're a part of it!

Friday, 19 September 2014, 9:44 am | Electoral Commission

Tomorrow, Saturday 20 September, is election day, and New Zealanders’ last chance to have a say on who leads the country for the next three years. More >>

Last Chance to Enrol to Vote – Don’t Miss Out

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 9:35 am | Electoral Commission

Last Chance to Enrol to Vote – Don’t Miss Out If you’re not enrolled now, you need to hurry or you won’t be able to vote in this Saturday’s general election. “Election day is almost here, and it’s your last chance to enrol,” says Murray ... More >>

Didn’t Get Your Easyvote Pack? You Need to Enrol Now.

Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:45 am | Electoral Commission

If you didn’t get an EasyVote pack in the mail last week, you need to check your enrolment now as you may not be enrolled. More >>

Record High Vote Participation Amongst the Next Generation

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 10:15 am | Electoral Commission

Record High Participation Amongst the Next Generation of Voters More than 78,000 school children from around the country have started voting in the 2014 general election from inside the classroom, as they take part in the biggest Kids Voting programme ... More >>

Electoral Commission Response to High Court Decision

Monday, 8 September 2014, 12:53 pm | Electoral Commission

The High Court in Wellington has today released a judgment in two cases filed concerning decisions of the Electoral Commission (Greenpeace of New Zealand Inc & Ors v Electoral Commission CIV-2014-485-8997) and (Greenpeace of New Zealand Inc v Electoral ... More >>

Voting Gets Even Easier From This Week

Monday, 8 September 2014, 9:46 am | Electoral Commission

Voting in the 2014 general election gets even easier from this week, as over three million personalised EasyVote packs make their way to New Zealand’s voters. More >>

Voting Period for 2014 General Election Begins Today

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 9:05 am | Electoral Commission

The first votes for the 2014 general election will be cast today, Wednesday 3 September, as advance voting begins ahead of election day on Saturday 20 September. “Election day is September 20, but if you want, you can vote from today,” says Chief Electoral ... More >>

2014 Variation Broadcasting Allocation Decision Released

Friday, 29 August 2014, 2:11 pm | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has released a variation decision on the amount of time and money allocated to political parties for the broadcasting of election programmes for the 2014 General Election. More >>

Party And Candidate Lists for 2014 Election Released

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 2:18 pm | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has released the nominations for the 2014 General Election, with 15 registered political parties and 554 candidates contesting the election. More >>

Governor General Gives Direction to Conduct Election

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 9:35 am | Electoral Commission

The Governor General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, has given the green light for this year’s General Election. More >>

Registration of Ban1080 and Logo [8/8/14]

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 5:28 pm | Electoral Commission

On 8 August 2014 the Electoral Commission determined applications made under Part 4 of the Electoral Act 1993 to register the following political party and logo: More >>

Electoral Commission Statement on Planet Key Video

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 12:24 pm | Electoral Commission

In the Electoral Commission’s view, the Planet Key track cannot be broadcast on radio or television because it is an election programme. There are strict rules in the Broadcasting Act 1989 that prohibit the broadcasting on radio and television ... More >>

380,000 people may miss chance to vote the easy way

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 10:09 am | Electoral Commission

Time is running out for people wanting to cast an easy vote at the September 20 general election. There are still 380,000 eligible New Zealanders who haven’t enrolled to vote, and over half of them are under 30. “Don’t miss out. Enrol by August ... More >>

Registration of The Civilian Party and Logo

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 1:22 pm | Electoral Commission

On 11 August 2014 the Electoral Commission determined applications made under Part 4 of the Electoral Act 1993 to register the following political party and logo: More >>

Electoral Commission Emergency Plans

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 5:05 pm | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has prepared the following paper, Plans for Managing Adjournment of Polling in an Emergency, which outlines the measures that the Electoral Commission would take should a significant emergency occur in the lead-up to or on polling day ... More >>

Referral to the Police - Free FM & Tim Macindoe

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 5:03 pm | Electoral Commission

On 5 August 2014, the Electoral Commission referred Free FM and Tim Macindoe MP to Police for a radio advertisement broadcast on Free FM. More >>

40,000 Voters Lost in Transit

Monday, 4 August 2014, 9:05 am | Electoral Commission

Tens of thousands of New Zealanders need to get back on the electoral roll now, after their enrolment update packs bounced back marked ‘gone no address’. “Over 43,000 enrolled voters have moved house without updating their enrolment details,” ... More >>

Making It Easier for Disabled Voters to Have Their Say

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 10:01 am | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission is making it easier for disabled New Zealanders to enrol and vote, with the confirmation that telephone dictation voting will be in place for the 2014 general election. More >>

New Electoral Commission Campaign Launches This Weekend

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 4:15 pm | Electoral Commission

New Electoral Commission Campaign Launches This Weekend More non-voters than ever before say they don't feel like their vote is worth anything, or that their opinion matters. It's a trend that concerns the Electoral Commission, and the reason for ... More >>

Referral to the Police - Wayne Walford

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 9:21 am | Electoral Commission

On 21 July 2014, the Electoral Commission referred Wayne Walford, National Party candidate for Napier, to Police for displaying election advertising on a signwritten vehicle promoting his candidacy and the National Party. More >>

 

 

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