Complaints, disputes and privacy


The Electoral Commission will ensure your personal privacy through: 

  • proper collection, storage and disposal of your personal information 
  • making sure you have access to your own personal information and can correct it if needed. 

The Commission will make sure it has systems in place to fulfil its duties under the Election Access Fund Act, the Privacy Act 2020 (“Privacy Act”) and other laws. 

Retaining Personal Information 

We will not keep your personal information for longer than we need to for the purposes for which the information was obtained.  

If you ask us to, we will keep the information you give us for any applications at the next general election. 

The information will only be used for this purpose.

Public reporting on the Fund 

The Electoral Commission will need to report on the Fund. This will include things like the number of people who applied to the Fund, the types of assistance we funded, and overall spending. This will be done in a way that does not identify any individuals. 

Enquiries and complaints 

If you have any questions about how we collect information, or if you believe we have not done what we have agreed to do, you should contact us at 

If you are unhappy with the process or outcome of the decision, you can make a complaint and it will be considered as soon as possible within two weeks. 





Back to top