Information for candidates
Campaign activities near voting centres
A person must not engage in a campaign activity during voting hours within 10 metres of the entrance to an early voting centre, election day voting centre or a mobile voting location.
Campaign activity means:
- canvassing for votes
- soliciting the vote of a person
- inducing a person not to vote for a particular candidate
- inducing a person not to vote at the election
- exhibiting a notice or sign relating to the election
- using a loud speaker, public address system or any other tool to enhance the volume of a sound to broadcast matter that is audible.
A person must not wear or display a badge, emblem, t-shirt, poster or other thing associated with a candidate in a voting centre.
Code of conduct
The following code of conduct requirements for campaign workers are to be read in conjunction with the electoral offences outlined in part 5 of the Local Government (Electoral) Regulations 2008.
Candidates or campaign workers must not:
- use language that provokes violence towards other candidate campaign workers or members of the public
- intimidate candidates or voters
- enter the prohibition zone set by the officer-in-charge of the voting centre
- publish or display false information about other candidates
- plagiarise any other candidates acronym or symbol
- offer any inducement or reward to a person to vote for a candidate
- destroy, remove or deface posters belonging to other candidates.
A person who does not comply with these conditions may be removed from the voting centre by the officer-in-charge or by the police.
Penalties may apply.
Forms and handbook
Candidate handbook: by-elections
Prohibition of canvassing - 10 metres
Standing as a candidate for NT Local Government (Council) elections.
- 2020 City of Darwin by-election: Lyons Ward
- 2020 Division of Johnston by-election
- 2020 Territory Election
- Fee-for-service elections
- Federal elections
- Forms and handbooks
- NT Legislative Assembly elections
- NT Local Government (Council) elections
- Frequently asked questions