ELECTION POSTER VANDALS A DISGRACE
CAMPAIGNING for the coming State election is well underway, with political parties erecting roadside posters notifying residents of their candidates.
Sadly, it is becoming evident that supporters have taken to damaging and destroying posters of political parties that they do not support.
As I understand it (I may be in error) it might be an offence under the Electoral Act for a person to damage or deface electoral material.
Even if it is not an offence, it certainly does not enhance the reputation of the political party of the people who destroy posters.
I refer specifically to one instance; the removal of a poster for Matthew Hughes placed at the top of Coulston Road intersecting with Darlington Road.
The poster has been removed from its post and hidden behind another for John Day.
I understand that this sort of thing has happened in other places as well.
We, the people, have observed several elections over the recent past here and overseas.
Those campaigns have been violent and vitriolic and in case the major parties and their supporters haven't noticed we are fed up with negative, spiteful, destructive campaigning.
Can the politicians, and more importantly their supporters, just give us a break and allow the campaign to be conducted with decency and some level of intelligence and integrity?
Can they leave out sly deceitful behaviour like this?
It doesn't enhance the reputation of your candidate to destroy the electoral process. CHRISTINA LYALL, Darlington.
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