Election Complaints

 


Elections 2020: Complaints Summary



Election rule: Campaigners should not undertake campaigns activity/commercial endorsement which is against campaign rules.
Summary: Candidate received endorsement unknowingly from a third party social media account.
Outcome: Upheld - agreed this represented an unfair advantage and warned the candidate to remove the post.



Election rule: Candidates must not spend above their budget limit.
Summary: Concern that a candidate had purchased items worth more than the budget cap.
Outcome: Dismissed - evidenced supplied. 



Election rule: Candidates must not spend above their budget limit.
Summary: Concern that a candidate had purchased items worth more than the budget cap.
Outcome: Dismissed - evidenced supplied. 



Election rule: Candidates must not spend above their budget limit.
Summary: Concern that a candidate had purchased items worth more than the budget cap.
Outcome: Not enough evidence to uphold as could not connect the campaigner to any specific candidates.



Election rule: Candidates must not spend above their budget limit.
Summary: Concern that a candidate had purchased items worth more than the budget cap.
Outcome: Upheld - strike issued to the candidate.  



Election rule: Candidates must not spend above their budget limit.
Summary: Concern that a candidate had purchased items worth more than the budget cap.
Outcome: Upheld - final strike issued to the candidate.  



Election rule: Campaigners should not undertake campaigns activity which others could not reasonably do.
Summary: Candidates posting in private Facebook groups.
Outcome: Dismissed - evidence supplied to show these videos were obtained via open conferences or meetings. 



Election rule: Campaigners may only alter, move or remove their own campaign materials.
Summary: Candidates/campaign team vandalised another candidates promotion publicity.
Outcome: Upheld – strike issue to the candidate.