Statement by Chief Electoral Officer: I have reviewed advertising being conducted by the ACT Party after a complaint by the National Party that the advertising breaches the Electoral Act 1993.
The Electoral Enrolment Centre has received over 51,000 applications from people wanting to enrol or update their details in the wake of the Prime Ministerial announcement of the election date.
The Chief Electoral Office has made voting easier for the Deaf and hearing impaired, with the production of a sign language DVD about voting.
The Chief Electoral Office is seeking 16,000 people to work on Election Day, 17 September, as part of its preparations for the 2005 General Election.
The Electoral Commission, on 15 July 2005, made the following decisions:
Despite the majority thinking MMP is easy to understand, less than a fifth of potential voters in the looming general election can correctly recall two critical pieces of MMP knowledge.