Broadcasting allocation update
17 political parties have put themselves forward to receive funding for election advertising.
The Electoral Commission invited political parties that consider themselves eligible for an allocation of broadcasting money for the 2023 General Election to provide written notice to the Commission by 5pm, Wednesday 1 March 2023.
The Commission can only make an allocation to a political party if it has given written notice to the Commission by the deadline, and the party is registered with the Commission at the time Parliament is dissolved or expires.
The Commission received notice from 15 registered parties and 2 unregistered parties.
ACT New Zealand
Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
Freedoms New Zealand
Heartland New Zealand Party
New Zealand First Party
New Zealand Labour Party
NZ Outdoors & Freedom Party
The Greens, The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand
The New Zealand National Party
The Opportunities Party (TOP)
Vision New Zealand
Animal Justice Party
Protect and Prosper New Zealand
Written submissions from parties are due on 24 March and the Electoral Commission will release a decision on the broadcasting allocation on 12 May.
More information about the broadcasting allocation process and how the broadcasting allocation can be used can be found on our website and in Part 6 of the Broadcasting Act 1989.