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Application to register substitute political party logo - United Future New Zealand

Mar 5, 2007

The Electoral Commission is considering an application made under Part 4 of the Electoral Act 1993 to register this substitute logo for United Future New Zealand.

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Election complaints highlight need for law review

Feb 2, 2007

The Electoral Commission says no action is indicated or possible over complaints about the National and Labour parties' campaign financing and 2005 electioneering, but it wants to see public debate and a review of electoral law following a string of controversies.


Annual Report 2006

Nov 21, 2006

The Annual Report of the Electoral Commission, Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri, for the year ended 30 June 2006 was tabled in the House of Representatives on 21 November 2006.

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New electoral rolls released

Nov 13, 2006

New electoral rolls released today reveal the equivalent of all the residents in Whangarei and Ashburton have been removed from the rolls in the past year because they haven’t kept their details up-to-date.

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Pacific civics education workshop promotes good governance

Oct 24, 2006

Sharing Pacific experiences of civics education is the focus of a workshop of 25 participants drawn from six countries being held in Suva this week (Weds 25 – Fri 27 Oct 06).


Christian Heritage Party registration cancelled

Oct 19, 2006

The registration of the Christian Heritage Party was cancelled today (19 October 2006) by the Electoral Commission at the party's request, leaving 18 parties on the register which allows parties to contest the party vote at general elections.


Three fewer parties to contest party vote

Oct 2, 2006

99MP Party, One New Zealand Party, and WIN Party have all been removed by the Electoral Commission from the Register of Political Parties which allows parties to contest the party vote in general elections.

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Results of 2006 Māori Electoral Option

Aug 7, 2006

The 2006 Māori Electoral Option is over, with 21,588 Māori changing the type of electoral roll they are on and another 10,280 Māori enrolling for the first time.


Cancellation of party registration

Aug 7, 2006

At its meeting on 3 August 2006, the Electoral Commission cancelled the registration of WIN Party under Part 4 of the Electoral Act 1993 at the party's request.

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