Citizenship status of candidates preliminarily elected to the 53rd Parliament of New Zealand
The request was partially successful.
From: Sam Hill
Dear Department of Internal Affairs,
There is a legal requirement of New Zealand citizenship for all candidates in a New Zealand general election.
Please advise of the citizenship status (including dual citizenship) of the following candidates who have been preliminarily elected to the 53rd Parliament of New Zealand.
New Zealand Labour Party
New Zealand National Party
Tim van de Molen
ACT New Zealand
Brooke van Velden
Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand
Julie Anne Genter
Ricardo Menéndez March
Department of Internal Affairs
Tēnā koe Sam,
Thank you for your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs (included with this email)
As the information you have requested confirming the eligibility of elected officials is believed to be more closely related to the functions of the Electoral Commission, we are transferring your request to that agency for response, in accordance with section 14(b)(ii) of the Official Information Act 1982.
You can expect to hear from the receiving agency shortly in regard to your request.
If you would like to contact them directly, you are able to email them at the following addresses:
The Electoral Commission: [email address]
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision to transfer. Information about how to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or Freephone 0800 802 602.
Michelle Reed | Lead Advisor – Official Correspondence
Te Urungi - Organisational Strategy and Performance
Te Tari Taiwhenua - The Department of Internal Affairs
45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand | www.dia.govt.nz
From: Kristina Temel
Kia ora Sam,
A response to your Official Information Act request is attached.
Kristina Temel | Manager, Legal and Policy | Electoral Commission | Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri
PO Box 3220 | Level 10, 34 – 42 Manners Street | Wellington | 6140
Phone +64 4 806 3506 | vote.nz | elections.nz