Party Registration Handbook

This booklet is part of a series produced by the Electoral Commission.

The booklets are a general guide and reflect the Electoral Commission’s interpretation of the law and how it intends to apply the law. The Electoral Commission welcomes the opportunity to discuss any areas that require clarification.

The booklets do not cover every aspect of electoral law and procedure. For further information, you should consult the Electoral Act 1993, and the Electoral Regulations 1996, or seek legal advice. The Electoral Commission is also happy to discuss any specific questions that you have.

Other information is available
Other booklets available from the Electoral Commission or from are:
Party Secretary Handbook - General Elections
Candidate Handbook - By-elections
Candidate Handbook - General Elections
MPs Handbook - Election Advertising Rules
Party Secretary Handbook - General Elections
Scrutineers Handbook
Media Handbook - Parliamentary Elections

Forms and templates
Forms and templates mentioned in this booklet are available for download below.

Contact details for the Electoral Commission:
Electoral Commission, PO Box 3220, Wellington
Level 10, 34-42 Manners Street, Wellington
Tel: 04 495 0030
Fax: 04 495 0031


Last updated: 12 May 2017