Security advice for 2023 Election Candidates

Ensuring your safety and security during your candidacy for the 2023 General Election.

It is important that all 2023 General Election candidates understand and consider the potential risks related to privacy, cyber security, personal security and foreign interference that may arise due to election related activities.

The security advice in this document has been put together to provide visibility of potential privacy and security issues, and to explain mitigations that can be put in place.

Contact details and additional resources and links are available at the end of each section.

This advice was produced by a sub-group of the Major Events Security Committee, comprised of

  • National Cyber Security Centre
  • Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Electoral Commission
  • New Zealand Police
  • Parliamentary Service
  • New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
  • Office of the Privacy Commissioner
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