Candidate Handbook for the 2023 General Election

This handbook provides information you need as a candidate in the 2023 General Election. You’ll find out how to become a candidate, the rules for advertising, campaigning and expenses, donations and loans, and what you need to do after the election.

The candidate handbook explains:

  • key dates and steps for candidates
  • what’s new at this election
  • how to become an electorate or list candidate
  • the rules for advertising and campaigning
  • donation and loans
  • results, returns and recounts

Information about becoming a candidate is also available in several alternate formats, including NZ Sign Language, Braille, Easy Read, audio and Large Print.

Information about becoming a candidate in alternative formats

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