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ELECTORAL ACT - SECT 271

Offence relating to push-polling

    (1)     A person must, before conducting any push-polling, state clearly the name and address of the person authorising the push-polling:

        (a)     for push-polling conducted by a telephone call – to the receiver of the call; or

        (b)     for push-polling conducted in a meeting with another person –to the other person.

    (2)     The person authorising the push-polling commits an offence if subsection (1) is contravened because of an act or omission of the person.

Maximum penalty:     100 penalty units.

    (3)     In this section:

"push-polling "means any activity conducted as part of a telephone call made, or a meeting held, during the election period for an election, that:

        (a)     is, or appears to be, a survey (for example, a telephone opinion call or telemarketing call); and

        (b)     is intended to influence an elector in deciding his or her vote.



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