Thursday, 10 September 2015

GE2015: Cooling-Off Day

The day before Polling Day is known as Cooling-Off Day. There is a prohibition against election campaigning during this 24-hour period to give voters some time to reflect rationally on issues before voting.

However, there are exceptions to the prohibition of campaign activities on Cooling-Off Day: 
  • Party political broadcasts on television;
  • Reports in the newspapers, on radio and television relating to election matters;
  • Approved posters and banners that were already up, and lawful Internet advertising that was already published before the eve of Polling Day;
  • Books previously scheduled for publication;
  • The transmission of personal political views by individuals to other individuals, on a non-commercial basis, using the Internet, telephone or electronic means; and
  • Such activities or circumstances as may be prescribed by the Minister.
This list, except for party political broadcast, also applies to Polling Day.

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Party political broadcasts on television on Sept 10, 2015

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