Electoral Act 1993

117A Offence relating to misuse of electoral information supplied under section 111D


Every person commits an offence who knowingly and wilfully supplies, receives, or uses information of a kind described in section 111C(2) that is provided by, or derived from information provided by, the Electoral Commission under section 111D, for any purpose other than a purpose authorised by section 111D(4) or section 111F(4).


Every person who commits an offence against this section is liable on conviction,—


in the case of information supplied, received, or used for a commercial purpose, to a fine not exceeding $50,000; or


in any other case, to a fine not exceeding $10,000.

Section 117A: inserted, on 10 November 2003, by section 41 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 117A(1): amended, on 1 July 2012, by section 52(17)(s) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).

Section 117A(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).