Poster thugs trash the election
CAMPAIGNING for the coming State election is well under way 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.
We 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 and 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.