March 13, 2015
Members of the public are advised that in accordance with section 72 (1) (b) of the Elections Act it is an offence, on Election Day, to carry, wear or use on a motor car, truck or other vehicle any bunting, ensign, standard or set of colours or other flag intended to be used as political propaganda.
Members of the public are also advised that in accordance with section 72 (2) (b) it is an offence, on Election Day, for any person to use or wear, on their person, any flag, ribbon, label or other favour, as a badge, for the purpose of identifying the wearer as a supporter of any candidate, or as the supporter of the political or other opinions entertained or supposed to be entertained by any candidate.
The law clearly provides that election paraphernalia which indicates support for a candidate, a party or a candidate’s or party’s views must not be displayed in any form on a vehicle or on a person, on Election Day. According to section 72 (4) of the Act any person who violates this law is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $40,000 or to imprisonment for six (6) months.
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