Third Party Returns for the 2017 General Election

Registered promoter expense returns for the 2017 general election were due on Tuesday 23 January 2018.

Only registered promoters who spent more than $100,000 on election expenses during the regulated period (which started on 23 June and ended on 22 September) were required to file a return.

Copies of the returns are available for download below. The returns are also available for inspection at the Electoral Commission's offices, Level 10, 34-42 Manners Street, Wellington, between 9am and 5pm on weekdays.

Guidance provided to third parties on election expenses can be found here.  Registered promoters are not required to have their expense returns audited unless the Commission has reasonable grounds to believe that a return may contain any false or misleading information. Registered promoters do not have to file a donations return.

Contact information for all registered promoters for the 2017 general election is available in the Register of Promoters here.

The table below lists the registered promoters that have provided returns. The table advises the date each return was received and the total amount spent on election advertising during the regulated period for the 2017 general election.

Registered Promoter Date Return Received Election Expense
NZEI Te Riu Roa 18/01/2018 $40,013.15
Hobson's Pledge Trust 11/12/2017 $254,114.77


Last updated: 19 March 2018