2023 General Election protocols
The 2023 General Election protocols have been published on the Electoral Commission website.
The protocols set out the respective roles and responsibilities of the Electoral Commission and government agencies for the delivery and support of the election.
Introduction to inter-agency protocols for New Zealand’s 2023 General Election
The Introduction to inter-agency protocols for New Zealand’s 2023 General Election describes the protocols that have been developed by the Electoral Commission, Ministry of Justice, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Government Communications Security Bureau and the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service.
Protocol on the management of election disruptions
The Protocol on the management of election disruptions outlines the approach taken by the Electoral Commission and other government agencies to mitigate and manage hazards and threats which could disrupt the General Election process.
Protocol on communications related to the 2023 General Election process
The Protocol on communications related to the 2023 General Election process outlines the roles of agencies in managing public communications for the election, including which government agencies will officially communicate with the public to support participation in the election, the approach for responding to public enquiries, and how to address misleading or inaccurate information about the General Election.
Principles and Protocols for the GCSB and the NZSIS in relation to the 2023 General Election
The Principles and Protocols for the GCSB and the NZSIS in relation to the 2023 General Election was developed by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in consultation with the intelligence agencies and sets out the processes that would guide any response by the GSCB and NZSIS to a foreign interference or cyber security threat to the election.
Advice for candidates
Separate to the protocols, privacy and security advice has been prepared for candidates standing in the 2023 General Election. The advice was prepared by a sub-group of the Major Events Security Committee.