198 Power to remove statements, names, emblems, slogans, or logos

(1)

The Returning Officer may at any time on polling day before the close of the poll cause to be removed or obliterated—

(a)

any statement advising or intended or likely to influence any elector as to the candidate or party for whom the elector should or should not vote; or

(b)

any statement advising or intended or likely to influence any elector to abstain from voting; or

(c)

any party name, emblem, slogan, or logo,—

which is exhibited in or in view of any public place.

(2)

Nothing in subsection (1)(c) shall apply to ribbons, streamers, rosettes, or items of a similar nature which are worn or displayed by any person (whether on his or her person or on any vehicle) in his or her party’s colours or to a party lapel badge worn by any person.

(3)

Nothing in subsection (1) shall apply to a statement, party name, emblem, slogan, or logo which does not relate specifically to the election campaign and which was so exhibited before polling day in a fixed position and in relation to the New Zealand or regional or campaign headquarters (not being mobile headquarters) of a political party.

Compare: 1956 No 107 s 127A(1)–(3); 1981 No 120 s 40(1); 1990 No 1 s 66