Referral to Police - Penrose Billboard [13/3/12]
Electoral Commission Referral to
On 13 March 2012, the Electoral Commission
referred the display of an election advertisement on a
billboard in Penrose, Auckland on 26 November 2011 to the
It is the Electoral Commission’s view that the
display of the advertisement constituted a breach of section
197(1))g)(i) of the Electoral Act 1993 because the billboard
was exhibited in a public place on polling day before the
close of the poll and was a statement advising, or intended,
or likely to influence electors as to the candidate or party
for whom they should or should not vote.
As this matter is
now with the Police, the Electoral Commission will not be
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