Analyses | Public administration and legal system | 2016-06-18 | HKEJ

How to make pre-candidacy election spending count?



Banners, flyers and billboards showcasing individuals’ dedication and ability to serve the community are on every corner – a sign that the election season has already begun. Yet, without officially declaring an intention to run for office, a person can exclude such advertising spending from being counted towards the election spending limit. Can the experience of the United Kingdom shed light on how to tackle pre-candidacy spending?

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