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Internet Party’s Membership List Submitted

April 7, 2014

Internet Party’s Membership List Submitted

The Internet Party has applied to register as a political party, today submitting a list of members along with other required documents to the Electoral Commission.

Political parties require a membership of 500 eligible voters – adult citizens and permanent residents – to be registered with the Electoral Commission.

While more than 2000 members have signed up using the Internet Party’s app and website, details of only 550 members can be submitted to the Electoral Commission.

“This is an important step for us,” said Internet Party chief executive Vikram Kumar. “Gaining registration demonstrates the commitment of the Internet Party and its members to be a real force come the general election on September 20.”

Confirmation of the Internet Party’s registration is expected to take four-to-six weeks.

“While the app and website have allowed us to sign up members quickly and easily, we used a manual process to validate the 550 membership forms submittted to the Electoral Commission,” said Kumar. “This involved checking members’ details against the printed electoral roll, which took us a week to complete.”

Registration means the Internet Party will be able to contest the party vote and be considered for broadcast election advertising funding.

The Internet Party has already applied for broadcasting allocation and provided a submission outlining its request.

Following registration the Internet Party will need to submit its rules providing for the democratic participation of members and candidate selection within the time period specified by law.

For further information and details of the Internet Party’s Action Agenda please visit:www.internet.org.nz

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