Three parties apply to register
The Electoral Commission is considering applications to register three political parties and their logos.
The applications have been made under Part 4 of the Electoral Act 1993.
The parties are:
Party name: Advance New Zealand Party
Abbreviation: Advance NZ
Applicant: Jami-Lee Ross, Party Secretary
Party name: Heartland New Zealand Party
Applicant: Andrew Loader, Party Secretary
Party name: New Zealand TEA Party
Abbreviation: TEA Party
Applicant: Winson Tan, Party Secretary
Registration of a logo is needed for it to appear on a voting paper.
Registration of a party may be refused if the name or any proposed abbreviation 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 a party name, party logo, or both for any of the applications may do so in writing to the Electoral Commission at:
- PO Box 3220, Wellington 6140
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for comments is 5pm, Monday 3 August 2020.
More information on the party registration and logo registration process can be found in the Commission’s Party Registration Handbook available online here or email email@example.com or phone 04 495 0030 9am–5pm Monday to Friday.