Thursday, 17 March 2016
Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016; In Committee
On your own admission, the effect of section 240 is that people must not advise electors to misdirect their vote. The fact remains that it would be a formal vote. Voting 1 above the line is a formal vote. To recommend to people to vote 1 above the line is in fact not to mislead them or to distort the truth; it is in fact to ask them to cast a formal vote. What provisions in this bill would prevent someone from legally suggesting to people to vote 1 above the line and cast a formal vote?