21/06/2023·2 mins to read
Election 2023: Simpson Grierson’s guidance
The 2023 election is fast approaching. Navigating the legal requirements placed on those wishing to participate by making political donations or funding political advertising can be confusing.
Simpson Grierson has prepared a series of briefings outlining the key issues for donations and election advertising, for New Zealanders and those overseas.
New Zealand’s electoral law regulates how political donations are made, how much donors can contribute and when a donor’s identity may be made public. Ahead of the 2023 election, Briefing #1 summarises the law governing donations to parties and political candidates.
New Zealand’s electoral law regulates how money is spent on election advertising. Ahead of Election 2023, this briefing sets out relevant aspects of the law as it applies to election advertising by private citizens and entities during the 2023 election period.
New Zealand’s electoral law permits overseas persons to make political donations in limited circumstances and for only small amounts. Ahead of Election 2023, this flyer sets out relevant aspects of the law as it applies to overseas donors.