Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010

4 Interpretation
  • (1) Section 3(1) is amended by repealing the definition of candidate and substituting the following definition:

    candidate

    • (a) means a constituency candidate; and

    • (b) includes a list candidate (other than in Parts 6AA and 6A); and

    • (c) in the definition of candidate advertisement and in section 3A and Parts 6AA, 6A, 7, and 8 includes a person who has declared his or her intention of becoming a constituency candidate; and

    • (d) in Parts 7 and 8 includes a person who has declared his or her intention of becoming a list candidate.

    (2) Section 3(1) is amended by repealing the definition of party and substituting the following definition:

    party, in Parts 6AA and 6A,—

    • (a) means a political party registered under Part 4; and

    • (b) includes a political party that at any time during the regulated period has been registered under Part 4.

    (3) Section 3(1) is amended by inserting the following definitions in their appropriate alphabetical order:

    candidate advertisement means an advertisement in any medium that may reasonably be regarded as encouraging or persuading voters to do either or both of the following:

    • (a) to vote for a constituency candidate (whether or not the name of the candidate is stated):

    • (b) not to vote for a constituency candidate (whether or not the name of the candidate is stated)

    election advertisement has the meaning given to it by section 3A

    party advertisement means an advertisement in any medium that may reasonably be regarded as encouraging or persuading voters to do either or both of the following:

    • (a) to vote for a party (whether or not the name of the party is stated):

    • (b) not to vote for a party (whether or not the name of the party is stated)

    regulated period has the meaning given to it by section 3B.

    (4) The definition of public inspection period in section 3(1) is amended by inserting 206ZC, after 206I,.