What is electoral material?

Electoral material broadly means a how-to-vote card, handbill, pamphlet or notice containing electoral matter that:

  • is intended or calculated to affect the result of an election or influence an elector in the casting of his or her vote; and
  • contains an express or implicit reference to or comment on:
    • the election;
    • the Government, the Opposition, a previous Government or a previous Opposition, of the State of the Commonwealth or any other State or Territory;
    • a Member or a former Member of Parliament or the Parliament of the Commonwealth, any other State or a Territory;
    • a political party or a candidate in the election; or
    • an issue before the electors in connection with the election.