To make New Zealand elections as open, transparent and fair as possible, there are rules covering what candidates, parties and third parties can and cannot do during an election campaign.
Handbooks provide guidance and advice around rules, regulations, to parties, candidates, media and more in the leadup to the general election.They help people understand how parliamentary election
Registered promoter expense returns for the 2017 general election were due on Tuesday 23 January 2018.
All electorate candidates for the 2017 General Election must file a return of candidate expenses and donations with the Electoral Commission by Tuesday 23 January 2018.
- ACT New Zealand
- Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
- Ban 1080
- Conservative Party of New Zealand
- MANA Movement
- Māori Party
- Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand
- New Zealand National Party
- New Zealand First Party
- NZ Outdoors Party
- The Opportunities Party (TOP)
- United Future New Zealand
- Independent candidates & unregistered parties
- New Zealand Labour Party
- New Zealand Democratic Party for Social Credit
Any individual or group who spends or intends to spend over $12,600 (including GST) on election advertising during the regulated period for the 2017 General Election has to register.
The following table sets out the allocation of money to eligible political parties for the broadcasting of election programmes and election advertising for the 2017 general election.