There are a number of detailed rules that candidates standing in a general election or a parliamentary by-election must comply with. These are mainly around election advertisements, broadcasting (including the use of websites and social media during a campaign) and donations made for use in a candidate's campaign.

Detailed guidance about standing as a candidate can be found in the Candidate Handbook - General Election 2017, which is available in English and Te Reo Māori.



Last updated: 08 May 2017