All Participants

Any person can ask the Electoral Commission for advice on whether an advertisement constitutes an election advertisement under the law. The advisory opinion is not a binding ruling or legal advice. 

More information about the election campaign rules for candidates, parties and third parties can be found in the Candidate HandbookParty Secretary Handbook and Third Party Handbook.

An election advertisement, irrespective of when it is published, must contain a promoter statement.

When, where and how signs, including election signs can be displayed is the responsibility of local authorities, not the Electoral Commission.


Last updated: 29 June 2017

Learning Resources