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Almost one in ten people still to enrol for preliminary Electoral roll

Jun 16, 2008

One in ten New Zealanders only has until Friday (20 June) to get enrolled in time to go on the preliminary electoral roll.


Electoral Commission meeting summary

Jun 12, 2008

The Electoral Commission met today.

Media release

Almost 50,000 kiwis removed from Electoral roll

Jun 4, 2008

Almost 50,000 people have been removed from the electoral roll in the past month – the same as a complete electorate of voters losing the right to vote or about the same as the winning margin of party votes recorded at the 2005 election.

Media release

Kua tangohia i te rārangi ingoa kaipōti he kotahi i roto i te tokorima o ngā māori kua oti te whakauru

Jun 4, 2008

Tata ki te 50,000 ngā tāngata kua tangohia i te rārangi ingoa kaipōti i te marama kua hipa atu nei – otirā, kotahi i roto i te tokorima he Māori nō Aotearoa.


Deadline for disclosure of donations exceeding $20k - reminder to parties

May 30, 2008

The Electoral Commission reminds all political party financial agents that: 1.A return of party donation must be filed with the Electoral Commission within 10 working days of receiving a donation that: exceeds $20,000; or when aggregated with all donations from the same donor in the preceding 12 months, exceeds $20,000.

Media release

Shift of kiwis overseas reflected in election enrolment figures

May 21, 2008

Close to 48,000* Kiwis living overseas are enrolled to vote for this year’s election – a 35 percent increase on the same time before the 2005 election.


Electoral Commission registration decisions and consideration of late donation returns

May 20, 2008

At its meeting of 19 May 2008, the commission made the following decisions: New World Order, abbreviation N W O, was registered, a logo for No Commercial Airport at Whenuapai Airbase was registered.


New Zealand’s democracy and elections – resources for journalists

May 15, 2008

This resources list has been developed by the Electoral Commission for trainee and working journalists.

Media enquiries

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