What conduct is prohibited in terms of the Electoral Code of Conduct?

The Electoral Code of Conduct, contained in the Electoral Act, also details a list of prohibited conduct including:

  • Using language which provokes violence
  • Intimidation of candidates or voters
  • Publishing false information about other candidates or parties
  • Plagiarising any other party’s symbols, name or acronyms
  • Offering any inducement or reward to a person to vote for a party
  • Destroying, removing or defacing posters of other parties
  • Carrying arms or weapons at political meetings, marches or rallies
  • Bribing voters to vote or not vote
  • Generally abusing a position of power, privilege or influence to influence the outcome of an election.
(Source: elections.org.za)