ONP How-to-Vote card reis­sued af­ter spell­ing er­ror

The Gympie Times - - NEWS - SCOTT KOVACEVIC Re­porter scott.kovacevic@gympi­etimes.com

ONE Na­tion has had to reis­sue its How-to-Vote cards for the Gympie elec­tion af­ter a spell­ing er­ror was found on the orig­i­nal print­ings.

On the card, LNP can­di­date Tony Per­rett’s last name was spelled with only one ‘t’. Ac­cord­ing to an Elec­toral Com­mis­sion Queens­land spokes­woman, the card was made in­valid by the er­ror.

One Na­tion can­di­date Chelle Dob­son said the party im­me­di­ately with­drew the card once the er­ror was iden­ti­fied, and moved to en­sure vot­ers were given ac­cu­rate in­for­ma­tion as soon as pos­si­ble.

“New HTV cards have been printed and are be­ing handed out to­day,” Ms Dob­son said.

While a typo might seem a mi­nor er­ror, The Elec­toral Act 1992 has strict guide­lines around How-to-Vote cards, with a num­ber of penal­ties for par­ties who are found to be in­ten­tion­ally mis­lead­ing vot­ers.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

OOPS: The One Na­tion How-to-Vote card which has been deemed in­valid.

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