Part 6 Electoral broadcasting

Part 6: replaced, on 21 March 2017, by section 4 of the Broadcasting (Election Programmes and Election Advertising) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 8).

69 Interpretation

(1)

In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires,—

broadcaster means—

(a)

a television broadcaster:

(b)

a radio broadcaster

broadcasting costs, in relation to an election programme,—

(a)

means the costs incurred in broadcasting the election programme; but

(b)

does not include any production costs incurred in respect of that programme

candidate election programme means an election programme referred to in section 70(3)

constituency candidate has the meaning given to it by section 3(1) of the Electoral Act 1993, and includes a person who has declared his or her intention of becoming a constituency candidate

election means—

(a)

a general election:

(b)

a by-election

election period, in relation to an election, means the period—

(a)

beginning with writ day; and

(b)

ending with the close of the day preceding polling day

election programme means a programme that—

(a)

encourages or persuades, or appears to encourage or persuade, voters to vote for a party or the election of a constituency candidate; or

(b)

encourages or persuades, or appears to encourage or persuade, voters not to vote for a party or the election of a constituency candidate; or

(c)

advocates support for a constituency candidate or for a party; or

(d)

opposes a constituency candidate or a political party; or

(e)

notifies meetings held or to be held in connection with an election

party means a political party

party election programme means an election programme that is not a candidate election programme

production costs, in relation to an election programme or election advertisement, means the costs incurred in the preparation, design, composition, and creation of the programme or advertisement (as the case may be)

programme includes visual images, whether or not combined with sounds, that consist predominantly of alphanumeric text

publishing costs, in relation to an election advertisement,—

(a)

means the costs incurred in publishing an election advertisement; but

(b)

does not include any production costs incurred in respect of that advertisement

Register of Political Parties means the Register of Political Parties established under section 62(2) of the Electoral Act 1993.

(2)

In this Part, the following terms have the meanings given to them by section 3(1) of the Electoral Act 1993:

(a)

by-election:

(b)

candidate advertisement:

(c)

election advertisement:

(d)

Electoral Commission:

(e)

general election:

(f)

polling day:

(g)

writ day.

Compare: 1989 No 25 s 69

Section 69: replaced, on 21 March 2017, by section 4 of the Broadcasting (Election Programmes and Election Advertising) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 8).