Sep 3, 2013

Million-dollar snafu as parties distribute illegal HTVs

Labor, Liberals, the Greens and the Sex Party have all been caught out by new rules on how-to-vote cards, with all parties incorrectly formatting some of their cards. It could be a costly mistake.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

Australia’s major political parties are facing millions of dollars in fines after distributing how-to-vote cards that fail to meet the requirements of the Electoral Act.

Under section 328B of the act, parties are required to include authorisation details on each printed face of their HTVs at either the top or bottom of the card. They are also required to include the name and address of the person who authorised the card and the name of the registered political party.

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One thought on “Million-dollar snafu as parties distribute illegal HTVs

  1. chris pardoes

    A slap on the collective wrists is what I predict they’re gonna get.

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