How does the Electoral Code of Conduct work?

The Electoral Code of Conduct must be agreed to by:

  • every registered party before the party takes part in an election
  • every candidate before he/she is placed on the list of candidates.

Parties and candidates must stick to the code and must:

  • let the public know about the Code
  • promote the purpose of the Code
    support efforts to educate voters.

Parties and candidates must also inform the public that all people have the right:

  • to be free to express their political beliefs and to be part of any political party
  • to join in any political campaigns, marches or public meetings.