(1) Canvassing in pre-poll voting office A person must not:(a) canvass for votes, or(b) solicit the vote of any elector, or(c) induce any elector not to vote for any particular candidate or group of candidates, or(d) induce any elector not to vote at the election,within a pre-poll voting office on any day on which pre-poll voting is conducted at the pre-poll voting office.Maximum penalty: 5 penalty units.
(2) Amplified canvassing audible in pre-poll voting office A person must not contravene this subclause. This subclause is contravened if on any day on which pre-poll voting is conducted at a pre-poll voting office each of the following paragraphs apply:(a) the person engages in:(i) canvassing for votes, or(ii) soliciting the vote of an elector, or(iii) inducing an elector not to vote for a particular candidate or group of candidates, or(iv) inducing an elector not to vote at the election, and(b) the person engages, in any public or private place, in that activity any distance away from the pre-poll voting office, and(c) the person uses any of the following to engage in that activity:(i) a loud speaker,(ii) a public address system,(iii) an amplifier (whether fixed or mobile),(iv) a broadcasting van,(v) a sound system,(vi) radio equipment,(vii) any other equipment or device for broadcasting, and(d) that activity is audible within the pre-poll voting office.Maximum penalty: 5 penalty units.
(3) Canvassing includes distributing electoral material Without limiting the generality of subclause (1), a reference to canvassing for votes includes a reference to distributing electoral material, whether or not the material is registered in accordance with Subdivision 6.
(4) Application of this clause to grounds of enclosure If:(a) a building used as a pre-poll voting office is situated in grounds within an enclosure, and(b) the appointment by the election manager of the pre-poll voting office does not indicate whether or not the grounds are part of the pre-poll voting office,the grounds are not, but the building is, taken to be part of the pre-poll voting office for the purposes of this clause, unless a notice to the contrary is displayed under clause 356U. If such a notice is displayed, the grounds are taken to be part of the pre-poll voting office for the purposes of this clause.