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Seeking public submissions on the Election Access Fund Bill

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

The Governance and Administration Committee has opened for public submissions on the Election Access Fund Bill. The bill seeks to establish a fund, administered by the Electoral Commission, to cover accessibility-related costs associated with participation …

Media Release

Organisation: Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives

For release: 14 June 2018

Seeking public submissions on the Election Access Fund Bill

The Governance and Administration Committee has opened for public submissions on the Election Access Fund Bill. The bill seeks to establish a fund, administered by the Electoral Commission, to cover accessibility-related costs associated with participation in the democratic process. The fund would be for:

• disabled candidates to cover disability-related costs of standing in a general election

• not-for-profit bodies to cover the costs of making election education events and materials accessible

• registered political parties to support the access needs of any members to allow them to participate within the party.

Tell the Governance and Administration Committee what you think

The committee is keen hear the public’s thoughts on this bill. You can make a submission on the Parliament website, or by emailing ga@parliament.govt.nz.

If you do not want to make a written submission, but still would like to provide your thoughts to the committee, please contact the Governance and Administration Committee staff. The committee staff are happy to offer any assistance and answer questions about the submission process.

Submissions on the bill are due by midnight on 27 July 2018.

For more details about the bill:

• Read the full content of the bill

• Get more details about the bill

• What’s been said in Parliament about the bill

• Follow the committee’s Facebook page for updates

ENDS

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