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Application to register political party and logo

Oct 2, 2019 | News

The Electoral Commission is considering an application to register the name and logo of the Vision New Zealand political party.

The application has been made by the same party that applied to register Coalition New Zealand. That application was declined by the Electoral Commission in August on the basis that the name Coalition New Zealand was likely to confuse or mislead voters.

The application has been amended and a new name put forward under Part 4 of the Electoral Act 1993.

Party name: Vision New Zealand
Abbreviation: Vision NZ
Applicant: Anne Williamson, Party Secretary

The Electoral Commission is also considering Vision New Zealand’s amended application made under Part 4 of the Electoral Act 1993 to register the following political party logo:

Vision New Zealand logo October 2019

Registration of a logo is needed for it to appear on a voting paper.

Registration of a party may be refused if the name is indecent, offensive, excessively long, likely to cause confusion or mislead electors, contains any reference to a title or honour or similar form of identification.

Registration of a party logo may be refused if the logo is indecent, offensive, likely to cause confusion or mislead electors, or contains any reference to a title or honour or similar form of identification, or infringes an intellectual property right.

Anyone who wishes to comment on the party name, party logo, or both may do so in writing to the Electoral Commission at:

The deadline for comments is 5pm Wednesday 16 October 2019.

For more information, read more about the party registration and logo registration process, email enquiries@elections.govt.nz or phone 04 495 0030 9am–5pm Monday to Friday.

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