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Application to substitute a political party name abbreviation and register a substitute party logo

Sep 11, 2019 | News

The Electoral Commission is considering an application made under Part 4 of the Electoral Act 1993 to change the abbreviation of a name of a political party:

Party name: The New Zealand Democratic Party for Social Credit

Current abbreviation: Democrats for Social Credit

New Party abbreviation: Social Credit

Applicant: Anne Leitch, Party Secretary, The New Zealand Democratic Party for Social Credit 

The Electoral Commission is also considering an application made under Part 4 of the Electoral Act 1993 to register the following substitute political party logo: 

Democrats for Social Credit logo September 2019

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

Registration of a substitute party abbreviation 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 substitute 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 substitute party name abbreviation, substitute party logo, or both may do so in writing to the Electoral Commission at:

The deadline for comments is 5pm, Wednesday 25 September 2019.

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

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