CENSORED!!

Due to a complaint somebody made to the Electoral Commission, this site is currently unavailable. We are taking legal advice.

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Here's the email we received from the Electoral Commission:

Subject: http://simon-bridges.co.nz/ website - alleged breach of section 204F of the Electoral Act 1993

"The Electoral Commission has received a complaint that the following website: http://simon-bridges.co.nz does not comply with section 204F of the Electoral Act 1993 because it is an election advertisement that does not contain a promoter statement.

An election advertisement is an advertisement in any medium that may reasonably be regarded as encouraging or persuading voters to:

  • vote or not to vote for a constituency candidate (whether or not the name of the candidate is stated),
  • vote or not to vote for a party (whether or not the name of the party is stated),
  • vote or not to vote for a type of candidate or party described by reference to views or positions that are, or are not, held or taken (whether or not the name of the candidate or party are stated). [See section 3A of the Electoral Act].

Section 204F of the Electoral Act 1993 allows a person to publish or cause or permit to be published an election advertisement provided the promoter statement is included in the advertisement. Where an advertisement is published in a visual form, the promoter statement must be clearly displayed in the advertisement, for example 'Promoted or authorised by [name of promoter], [relevant street address]'.

The website does not appear to contain a promoter statement."

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