The Electoral Commission has today (9 February 2006) registered the logo of the New Zealand National Front, an unregistered political party.
The Electoral Commission is referring the New Zealand Labour Party to the police as it believes the party has overspent its election expense limit and committed an offence under the Electoral Act.
Post-election surveys of voter experience of the 2005 general election show a high level of satisfaction with the service received.
Tenders are now being called for the kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face) information and enrolment campaign to support the 2006 Māori Electoral Option.
The Electoral Commission has referred three suspected offences under election broadcasting law to the New Zealand Police for investigation, with a fourth apparent breach currently being researched.
The Electoral Commission's briefing to the incoming minister discusses areas of concern and external factors covering: a problematic structure of electoral administration, the importance of independence in electoral administration, tightness of timing for any law changes, declining electoral participation, and an inadequate research base.