205D Apportionment of advertising expenses for publication of candidate advertisement both before and during regulated period

(1)

This section applies if a candidate advertisement—

(a)

is published both before the commencement of the regulated period and during the regulated period; or

(b)

is published before the commencement of the regulated period and continues to be published during the regulated period.

(2)

If this section applies,—

(a)

the candidate advertisement is deemed to have been published during the regulated period; but

(b)

the advertising expenses for the publication of the candidate advertisement must be apportioned so that only a fair proportion of the expenses is attributed to being incurred during the regulated period.

(3)

Only the advertising expenses attributed to being incurred during the regulated period in accordance with subsection (2) are election expenses.

Compare: 1993 No 87 s 205C (pre-1 January 2011)

Section 205D: substituted, on 1 January 2011, by section 8 of the Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 137).