Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Cooling Off Day

Cooling-Off Day 

The eve of Polling Day is designated as Cooling-Off Day, a day when election campaigning is prohibited. This 24-hour campaign silence period is to give voters some time to reflect rationally on issues raised during the election before going to the polls. 

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

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