Kupu whakataki | Introduction

This guidance to the general election covers what it means to work in the State services before, during, and after an election.

It recognises that State servants will be exercising their political rights and freedoms as voters in the election and have personal political interests.

This guidance has been refreshed and updated to reflect the current State services environment. There is more information in areas such as social media and advertising. It incorporates guidance that was previously issued separately, for example, State servants standing for Parliament.

There is information on the three phases of the election cycle: the pre-election period, election day and post-election period. It looks at how the phases affect government business and government processes; in particular, government advertising and the release of government information.

There is also information on where to get further help on election-related issues and guidance on election preparation for agencies.

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