2023 Broadcasting Allocation
The process of allocating funding to parties for election advertising is getting underway.
The Electoral Commission has invited political parties that consider themselves eligible for an allocation of broadcasting money for the 2023 General Election to give written notice to the Commission by 5pm, Wednesday 1 March 2023.
The Commission can only make an allocation to a political party if it has given written notice to the Commission by the deadline and is registered with the Commission at the time Parliament is dissolved on 8 September 2023.
The written notice that a political party gives must include:
a) the full name of the political party, and
b) the contact details of the person providing the notice and the capacity in which they provide the notice, and
c) the contact details of the party secretary, where the person providing the notice is not the party secretary of the political party, and
d) a statement that –
i. the party is registered on the Register of Political Parties, or
ii. the party has applied for registration, or
iii. the party intends to apply for registration so as to be registered at the time Parliament is dissolved or expires, and
e) the details of any relationships that may exist between the party and any other party in New Zealand that the Commission may need to take into account in making an allocation, and
f) whether the party intends to submit a party list under section 127 of the Electoral Act 1993 for the 2023 General Election.
How to give notice
A notice must be in writing and be provided to the Commission by:
- post to PO Box 3220, Wellington 6140
- email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- delivery to the Commission’s office at Level 4, 34-42 Manners Street, Wellington
Notice must be received by the Commission by 5pm, Wednesday 1 March 2023.
More information about the broadcasting allocation process and how the broadcasting allocation can be used can be found on our website and in Part 6 of the Broadcasting Act 1989.