@jobooth @fredlook @suziedawson now that the Election is over what Party housekeeping needs to happen? Do we have an AGM scheduled or something similar?
From a compliance perspective as party secretary @ipjobooth is pulling together our statement of party elections expenses - any money or money-like efforts that went into influencing the vote.
The executive is looking to the the sustainable run towards 2020, and its a good time to catch up on things left in the push to Election Day. We do need to fill a couple of exec positions and ratify others - so a By-Election is mandated “as soon as practicable”. This will likely be in the new year once we’ve wrapped up this one.
The electoral commission is also undergoing a wide ranging review of the election - so if anyone has any feedback on the voting process and services - I can certainly pass it on.
Massive thanks to all those who got us to this point - thanks #InternetPartyPeople !
Is it necessary for party publications and office bearers to display the "Authorised by ... " statement on publications, outside of the regulated period of an election?
Doesn't look like it according to the Constitution. "9.2.3 Authorising election advertising; and:" was all I could find. It might be a good idea to keep it happening though, just to weed out any unauthorised publication.
It's a bit vague in the Electoral Act, but I've found this link which says Promoter Statements are required for "All election advertisements irrespective of when they are published ..." . Further, the Electoral Act defines a Regulated Period --which we are now outside of--, but it is not clearly spelt out whether the advertising rules only apply during that time. The maximum fine for transgressions is $40,000. So unless someone knows for sure, best play it safe.
Thanks @ipjobooth ! Do we have anybody going through and, I guess for want of a better word, auditing our processes throughout the Election?
Website needs some changes. Ill try an go through tonight and make a list of things that refer to 2017 election.
What I can see that mentions the 2017 campaign on the website (Also an email post election update to members might be an idea).
HOMEPAGE - Sliders with references to election.
POLICIES - Seems fine
CANDIDATES - First paragraph,"They will contest the 2017 General Election." Jo's bio mentions the campaign but in an ok way. Nicolas needs to update his bio.
NEWS - Appears fine
LIVE - Fine
WORLD - Paragraph after the bullet points,"If you’d like to volunteer with Internet Party NZ’s 2017 general election campaign you can do so from anywhere in the world!"
NEEDS - Seems fine.
GOODIES - There are a lot of goodies that mention the campaign.
CONTACTS - First paragraph,"To volunteer for the Internet Party 2017 Campaign"
Thank you, that is really fantastic analysis and has been sent to our designer for implementation
1 GET WEBSITE UPDATES HAPPENING !
2 Figure out why membership data is not available and FIX ASAP (is database broken? or is EXEC sitting on the info?)
2a: generate current mailing list and do mailout.
2b: Start work now on getting stat declaration and loans/donations return for April30
Will discuss members at exec meeting tonight. We were also not completely sure about the stats it was spitting out