As the nation gets set for Monday Local government election, the Council for Responsible Political Behaviour underscores some behaviour and practices which should be avoided.
Amongst these are not offer any inducement or reward, for example money, groceries or other benefits, to another person to vote or not to vote, or to vote or not to vote in any particular way.
Not discriminate on the grounds of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, class, religion or belief, or seek to mobilize support by reference to race, sex, gender, religion or class.
Not make false or defamatory allegations in print or speech in connection with an election in respect of a Party, its Candidates, representatives or members.
Not use language or act in a way that may provoke violence; or intimidate candidates, members of Parties, representatives or supporters of Parties or Candidates, or voters; or invite, encourage or foster hatred, resentment or any form of violence.
Not seek to assassinate the character of or make defamatory comments about any individual, family, professional group or section of the community.
Not deface, or induce anyone to unlawfully remove or destroy, or deface the billboards, placards, posters or any other election materials of a Party or Candidate.