Local government elections campaign

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS CAMPAIGN – conducting electoral campaigning, which means inducing or encouraging the voting in a particular way or to vote for a candidate of a particular electoral committee. It starts on the day of announcement of the election by the → President of the Council of Ministers and ends 24 hours before the day of voting (so-called electoral silence – ban on agitation). Any public and consolidated information produced by the electoral committee, transmitted in connection with the elections for local government is considered electoral material. During the campaign it is forbidden to conduct the campaigning: at the offices of government and local-government administration and courts; on the premises of work establishments in a manner and in ways that interfere with their normal functioning; on the premises of military units and other organisational units subordinate to the minister responsible for national defence and civil defence units subordinate to the minister relevant for the interior; on the school grounds to the students. Electoral committees whose candidates have been registered have the right to distribute free of charge electoral programmes in public radio and television broadcasters from the 15th day before election day to the end of the election campaign at the expense of those broadcasters [ J. Wojnicki ].

Literature: Z. Bukowski, T. Jędrzejewski, P. Rączka, Ustrój samorządu terytorialnego [The system of local government], Toruń 2013 ■ K.W. Czaplicki i in., Kodeks wyborczy. Komentarz [Electoral Code. A commentary], Warszawa 2014.