205E Apportionment of election expenses of election advertisement between candidates

(1)

This section applies if an election advertisement comprises 2 or more candidate advertisements.

(2)

If this section applies, the election expenses of the election advertisement must be apportioned among the candidates in proportion to the coverage the advertisement provides to each candidate.

(3)

For the purposes of this section,—

(a)

election expenses of the election advertisement means the total of the election expenses of all of the candidate advertisements comprised in the election advertisement; and

(b)

the coverage provided by an election advertisement must be calculated in such a manner as is appropriate in relation to the form of the advertisement.

(4)

Only the expenses apportioned to a candidate in accordance with this section are election expenses of that candidate.

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

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