A lively, motivated and experienced (1) creator and (2) presenter of educational resources is wanted from early February to the end of June 2008 to help the Electoral Commission increase electoral participation.
The Electoral Commission is considering applications made under Part 4 of the Electoral Act 1993 to register The Family Party (Family Party) and its logo.
The Electoral Commission has released a July 2007 poll, taken just before the Electoral Finance Bill was introduced, which shows 67 percent support for the proposition that any individual or group should be able to run an election-related campaign as long as they are clearly identified and spend within a set limit.
The Electoral Commission says its latest survey shows those involved in politics need to make it more interesting to average and young New Zealand if more are to vote in elections, and MPs in particular need to do more to explain what their job involves to an uncertain public.
An additional electorate is being created in the south of Auckland named Botany.
How do the final electorate boundaries differ from the proposed electorate boundaries released in May 2007?
New Zealand Family Rights Protection Party, OUTDOOR RECREATION NZ, and Te Tawharau have each been removed at the party's request from the Electoral Commission's register of political parties able to contest the party vote at general elections.