News & Media

Get the latest news and media releases, media guidance, stock images, and search back through our media release archive.

Our latest media releases and news items are listed below.

Visit the Media Archive for older media releases. The Media Handbook for Broadcasters and Publishers explains the media's obligations in a general election or a by-election. You might also like to use our images for election stories. You'll also find resources for the 2017 General Election, including the Media Kit (PDF 3.06 MB), in the menu to your left.

  • Registration of substitute party logos

    News items

    On 21 June 2017, the Electoral Commission determined under Part 4 of the Electoral Act 1993 to register substitute logos for the Māori Party, the New Zealand First Party, The Greens, The Green Part

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  • Packs go out to 3.15m voters

    Media releases

    More than three million packs will be sent out this week as the Electoral Commission launches its campaign to enrol voters for the 2017 General Election.

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