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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - REG 356O

Canvassing on election days

356O Canvassing on election days

(1) Canvassing in or near polling place 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
(d) induce any elector not to vote at the election,
on election day:
(e) within a polling place, or
(f) within 6 metres of an entrance to a polling place.
Maximum penalty: 5 penalty units.
(2) Amplified canvassing audible in or near polling place A person must not contravene this subclause. This subclause is contravened if on election day 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
(iv) inducing an elector not to vote at the election, and
(b) the person engages, in any public or private place, in that activity 6 metres or more from an entrance to a polling place, 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:
(i) within the polling place, or
(ii) within 6 metres of an entrance to the polling place.
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 polling place is situated in grounds within an enclosure, and
(b) the appointment by the election manager of the polling place does not indicate whether or not the grounds are part of the polling place,
the grounds are not, but the building is, taken to be part of the polling place 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 polling place for the purposes of this clause.



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