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Is campaigning allowed before Nomination Day?

It is not an offence for a prospective candidate to campaign.

29 Aug 2017

The “campaign period” starts from the close of nomination on Nomination Day and ends with the start of the eve of Polling Day, and applies to candidates who have been successfully nominated. “Campaign activities” refer to those that can be reasonably regarded as intending to promote or procure the electoral success of a candidate at an election or to otherwise enhance the candidate’s standing with the electorate for the election. During this period, the relevant election laws, such as Presidential Elections (Election Advertising) Regulations, apply.

Before this period, it is not an offence for a prospective candidate, who has declared himself as seeking nomination as a candidate at an election, to campaign.

Source: ELD

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