Thursday 12 November 2020
For immediate release
The National Party of Australia - Victoria was re-registered as a political party under Victorian electoral law yesterday.
As required by section 58A of the Electoral Act 2002, the party applied for re-registration on 18 September 2020.
To be registered, a party has to have at least 500 members on the Victorian electoral roll. The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) confirmed this by writing to the members whose names were provided by the National Party of Australia - Victoria.
As a registered political party, the National Party of Australia - Victoria will continue to:
- have the party name printed next to its endorsed candidates’ names on ballot papers
- be able to nominate all its candidates centrally with the VEC instead of with individual election managers
- be entitled to public funding (if it gains enough votes), and
- be entitled to enrolment information (which it can only use for specified purposes).