Why bother: Electoral Commission working through election day complaints

The Electoral Commission says it is continuing to work through complaints about election day rule breaches, including a tweet by The Opportunities Party communications director Sean Plunket.

Campaigning on election day is strictly prohibited, and there are rules in place to make sure undecided voters aren’t unfairly influenced or impeded before they make their mark.

A spokeswoman for the Electoral Commission said it was working through complaints made about election day activities.

Plunket, a former broadcaster is about to start a term on the Broadcasting Standards Authority.

Nice bit of hypocrisy there.

He appears to have entered a period of Twitter silence.

“Now don’t get upset but as of midnight I will tweet no more. Will still visit and observe but that’s it. It’s been fun, thanks,” Plunket tweeted on Monday.

Police later said no one has been prosecuted for such activity since at least 2008. Where people were identified they would be warned and educated.

Police never do.

Which is why it is a total waste of time.

I can assure you that Sean will resist any kind of “re-education”.


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