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Candidates standing for election to a local body or community board can start campaigning at any time and can continue up to and including Election Day, as long as the rules set out in Local Electoral Act 2001 and the Local Electoral Regulations are followed.
Campaign advertising is subject to the following rules:
Expense returns are required within 55 days of the official declaration of results. Complete the Candidate expenses return form and submit it to the Electoral Officer:
Candidate Expenses Return Form (116KB PDF) l Text version (18KB RTF)
Candidate campaigns are subject to the following expenditure limits:
If you are standing for more than one position, then the higher limit applies (not both combined).
Full details of the election campaigning rules are included in the candidate handbook for elections.
You can download a copy of the handbook, or if you'd like a printed copy, contact the Council's Electoral Officer or Deputy Electoral Officer. The 2013 edition of the handbook will be available in late June.
Candidate Information Handbook for Elections 2013 (3.4MB PDF) | Text version (1.1MB RTF)
Wellington City Council has guidelines about putting up election hoardings in the city. These guidelines also apply to candidates and political parties involved in general (parliamentary) elections.
Election Hoardings Guidelines
Information on New Zealand’s 2014 general election is available from:
Electoral Officer, Wellington City Council
Deputy Electoral Officer, Wellington City Council
101 Wakefield Street
PO Box 2199
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