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Electoral Act 1956  107
Commenced: 1 Jan 1957
V: Corrupt and Illegal Practices
Illegal Practices
147A   Advertisements for candidates




   [147A. Advertisements for candidates---(1) No person shall publish or
 cause or permit to be published in any newspaper, periodical, poster, or
 handbill, or broadcast or cause or permit to be broadcast over any radio
 or television station, any advertisement used or appearing to be used to
 promote or procure the election of any candidate at an election
 unless---
   (a) The publication of that advertisement is authorised in writing by
         the candidate or, in the case of an advertisement relating to
         more than one candidate, the candidates or the party to which
         they belong; and
   (b) The advertisement contains a statement setting out the true name
         of the person for whom or at whose direction it is published and
         the address of his place of residence or business.

   (2) The cost of every advertisement used or appearing to be used to
 promote or procure the election of a candidate forms part of the
 election expenses of that candidate, if, and only if,---
   (a) It relates solely to that candidate as a candidate for a
         particular electoral district; and
   (b) It is published or broadcast---
           (i) By him; or
           (ii) With his authority.

   (3) Every person is guilty of an illegal practice who wilfully
 contravenes any provision of subsection (1) of this section.

   (4) A candidate shall not be liable for an illegal practice under this
 section committed by an agent without the consent or connivance of the
 candidate.

   (5) Nothing in this section shall restrict the publication of any news
 or comments relating to an election in a newspaper or other periodical
 or in a radio or television broadcast made by the Broadcasting
 Corporation of New Zealand or other holder of a warrant under the
 Broadcasting Act 1976.]
       This section was inserted by s. 10 of the Electoral Amendment Act
     1977.
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