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Election Advertising and Campaigning Activities on General Voting Day

The Election Act restricts certain types of election advertising and campaigning activities on General Voting Day.

On General Voting Day, the following activities are permitted:

  • Posting Internet messages that do not have a placement cost, e.g. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and other social media posts that are not promoted or sponsored
  • Posting Internet message that solely encourage voters to vote in the election
  • Contacting voters by telephone, email or text messages
  • Distributing pamphlets or posting signs outside of 100 meters surrounding a voting place or District Electoral Office

On General Voting Day, the following activities are not permitted:

  • Promoting or sponsoring internet election posts, except for messages that are solely to encourage voters to vote, e.g. sponsored Facebook post, or pre-roll video on YouTube
  • Transmitting election advertising messages by radio or television
  • Posting signs or distributing materials that identify a candidate or registered political party within 100 meters surrounding a voting place or District Electoral Office
  • Broadcasting election messages by loudspeaker, if it is within hearing distance of the voting place