2011 General Election Party expenses for the 2011 General Election

See a summary of how much parties spent on advertising for the 2011 General Election and download the full expense returns at the bottom of the page. All dollar amounts include GST.

You can also view the returns at our offices:

Electoral Commission
Level 10
34–42 Manners Street
Wellington

Parties could spend up to $1,065,000

A registered party contesting the party vote at the 2011 General Election could spend up to $1,065,000 on election advertising, plus $25,000 for each electorate the party contested by standing a candidate.

These expense returns were due on Monday, 19 March 2012. All registered parties must file a return, even if they didn’t have any election expenses.

Read the rules for party election expenses

Registered parties could get an allocation of money to spend on TV and radio advertising. Parties could only broadcast their election advertisements on TV and radio between 26 October and 25 November 2011.

See what we allocated to parties for broadcast advertising in 2011

Read the rules for spending a broadcast allocation

Registered parties must also file a return of their donations every year:

See party donations for 2011

Download party expense returns