Candidate information, party lists and voting booth
information for the election on September 20 has landed - and
the Expat Party has missed out.
The Electoral Commission this afternoon released the official
nominations for the election, including 15 registered
political parties and 554 candidates to contest the 64
general seats and seven Maori seats.
A notable omission from the list of registered parties is the
Expat Party, which wanted to advocate for New Zealanders'
rights, especially in Australia, but failed to register in
Along with the major political players, other parties include
the Ban1080 party, Focus New Zealand, and the Civilian Party,
which spawned from The Civilian satirical website creator Ben
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters will not be standing
in an electorate this election.
Epsom and Tauranga have the most candidates with 11.
Only three will contest Hauraki-Waikato.
There is a substantial gender imbalance, with 390 men and 164
Of the candidates this election:
• 71 candidates are party list only
• 114 are electorate only
• 38 are standing as independents or representing
The Electoral Commission is also publishing information about
all the voting booths for election day, as well as for
advanced voting, which opens from September 3.
People can still enroll right up until September 19, the day
before the election.
On the web:
1. ACT New Zealand
2. Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
5. Democrats for Social Credit
6. Focus New Zealand
7. Green Party
8. Internet MANA
9. Labour Party
10. Maori Party
11. National Party
12. New Zealand First Party
13. NZ Independent Coalition
14. The Civilian Party
15. United Future