Candidate handbook for the 2020 General Election

You may find these organisations useful to your campaign and to understanding your responsibilities as a candidate.

For information on...

Agency

Contact

Administration of enrolment and voting services. We produce a range of resources, in different languages, about enrolling and voting which can be ordered via our website or by email

Purchase of printed rolls and electronic roll data

Nominations, parliamentary elections, by-elections and list vacancies

Advice about election rules including advisory opinions on whether material is an election advertisement

Parliamentary electoral boundaries

Electoral Commission

Helpline: 0800 36 76 56

National office: 04 495 0030

General enquiries:

enquiries@elections.govt.nz

Requests for resources:

publications@elections.govt.nz

Requests for roll data:

data@elections.govt.nz

Requests for advisory opinions:

advisory@elections.govt.nz

Electoral Commission websites:

www.elections.nz

www.vote.nz

Accessing legislation including the Electoral Act 1993

Parliamentary Counsel Office

www.legislation.govt.nz

Administrative and support services to MPs and funding entitlements for MPs

Parliamentary Service

Ph 04 817 9999

publicity@parliament.govt.nz

How to contact local councils regarding, for example, signage rules

Local Government New Zealand

A list of all councils, maps and websites are available at:

https://www.lgnz.co.nz/local-government-in-nz/new-zealands-councils/

Having your say on the law relating to parliamentary elections through the Inquiry into each election conducted by the select committee

Justice Select Committee

Email:

ju@parliament.govt.nz

https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/scl/justice/

Information and complaints regarding advertising

Advertising Standards Authority

Ph 04 472 7852

Email: asa@asa.co.nz

www.asa.co.nz

Information and complaints regarding broadcasting

Broadcasting Standards Authority

Ph 0800 366 996

Email: info@bsa.govt.nz

www.bsa.govt.nz

Information and complaints regarding press

Media Council

Ph 0800 969 357

Email: info@mediacouncil.org.nz

https://www.mediacouncil.org.nz/

Information and resources on how to protect yourself online

National Cyber Policy Office, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

www.connectsmart.govt.nz

Election year guidance: Information on state servants being candidates

State Services Commission

Ph 04 495 6600

www.ssc.govt.nz

Language translation services

New Zealand Translation Centre International

Department of Internal Affairs

www.nztcinternational.com

www.dia.govt.nz

Providing information in accessible formats for blind electors

Blind Low Vision NZ

Ph 0800 24 33 33

Email:GeneralEnquiries@blindlowvision.org.nz

https://blindlowvision.org.nz/

Deaf advocacy and sign language services

Deafradio

Sign language Interpreters Association of New Zealand

Deaf Aotearoa

National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

http://deafradio.co.nz/
https://www.slianz.org.nz
https://www.deaf.org.nz
https://www.nfd.org.nz

Domain names

Domain Name Commission

Ph: 04 495 2334

Email: info@dnc.org.nz

www.dnc.org.nz

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