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Welcome to our refreshed website!

May 1, 2008 | News

The Elections New Zealand website has been refreshed to: improve navigation and accessibility, better integrate content for different user groups, and reflect new electoral activities.  Fine tuning and content migration will continue over the next couple of weeks. 

Information relating to this year's general election is being added progressively.  Key changes include:

  • Individual pages now present any downloads and suggest related content under the page contents summary in the right hand service panel.
  • General topics is standard left hand navigation on all pages, including the home page.  Note that NZ's democracy now includes information and education resources for everyone, including students, while the Teaching and research centre caters for the particular needs of school teachers, academics and tertiary students.  Electoral rules has information for everyone from the individual wanting to be politically active in election year, to electorate candidates, parties, and third parties.  The electoral public record is presented in the Results, returns & registers topic.  Media & publications archives news from the electoral agencies, as well as ordering information for print publications.  Nga take kowhiri Maori groups together all Maori-related content from throughout the rest of the site. 
  • Topic and sub-topic groupings have been improved.  Mousing over topic and sub-topic names allows you to "fly out" site content and locate what you want faster. 
  • I want to... on the ballot paper home page navigation will take you straight to the most popular or seasonally appropriate "how to" information.
  • Visual and technical design changes have improved accessibility for the visually impaired, while an enlarged set of 21 languages is being adopted to present core information.  More content will be added shortly in New Zealand Sign Language and audio downloads to suit people who prefer these formats.
  • RSS feeds are available providing you with updates from our news section

Your feedback and suggestions are as welcome as ever.  Please use the feedback facility.

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