No political advertising on Election Day

| 06/03/2009

(CNS): The Elections Office is reminding potential candidates in the upcoming General Election and their committees that on Election Day, Wednesday, 20 May, no political advertising is allowed. No campaign posters or signs may be displayed that day and must, therefore, be taken down by midnight on Tuesday, 19 May. Supervisor of Elections Kearney Gomez sug-gested that, if a contract is made for the placement of campaign material, provision should be included for its timely removal. Newspaper, radio and television adver-tising is also prohibited on Election Day, as is any other print or electronic form.

In a release from the Elections Office, Gomez says that people intending to stand for election may already be in the process of planning publicity and signing contracts, and they should be aware of what is and is not permitted by law.

For example, no bumper sticker may be placed on traffic signs. The Traffic Law forbids anything that alters, obscures or interferes with any lawfully placed traffic sign. Anyone guilty of such an offence is liable on conviction to a fine of $1,000 and to imprisonment for six months.

Section 92 of the Elections Law lists prohibited items, which include loudspeakers. It provides that whoever contravenes the section is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine of $500 or to imprisonment for six months.
 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    QUESTIONS:

    What if a supporter acted without instructions/knowledge of their candidate and placed a bumper sticker on a traffic sign?

    What if a member of an opposing team illegally did the same but nobody saw it?

    What if……..well …….you get the point…………..