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Election day will be 17 October

Aug 17, 2020

The Electoral Commission is adjusting its plans to deliver the 2020 General Election and referendums on Saturday 17 October.


Component party recorded for The Advance New Zealand Party

Aug 16, 2020

The Advance New Zealand Party has notified the Electoral Commission that it has a component party, the New Zealand Public Party.


Registration of three parties and logos

Aug 6, 2020

The Electoral Commission has approved the registration of three new political parties and their logos.

Media release

Enrol now to make voting easy

Aug 3, 2020

Time is running out to make voting easy in the 2020 General Election and referendums.

Media release

More voting places part of COVID-19 response

Jul 27, 2020

The Electoral Commission says voters should feel comfortable voting in person at the 2020 General Election and referendums with the COVID-19 processes in place at voting places.


Registration of substitute political party logos

Jul 27, 2020

New party logos have been registered for two political parties.

Media release

Did you get your enrolment pack?

Jul 24, 2020

Voters who haven’t received an enrolment update pack in the mail need to act now to make sure they are…


Election protocols

Jul 22, 2020

A set of protocols has been developed to provide guidance to government agencies supporting the delivery of the 2020 General…

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Kids to run their own ‘general elections’

Jul 20, 2020

Under-18-year-olds don’t have to be left out when adults head to voting places in September as about 85,000 students are set to prove over the next few months.

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