Brochures can be used to provide voters with information when door knocking, attending community events or through letterbox distribution, while posters can also play their part in getting your face and name known. Don’t forget it is illegal to put posters on or within premises without the permission of the owner. For example, the election posters frequently seen on power poles are illegal and can expose candidates to fines.
Remember that published or broadcast materials are considered Electoral Material, and subject to strict rules. They must contain the name and address of the person authorising the material, along with the name and address of the printer – if you have printed the material yourself, you can simply state at the bottom of the material Authorised and Printed by [name] of [address]. You can find more information about these rules in the Electoral Commission NSW’s Handbook for Parties, Groups, Candidates and Scrutineers here.
It’s also prohibited to display posters of any size in or on a building used as a pre-poll voting centre, or within six metres of a pre-poll voting centre. There are strict rules on the use of posters at polling places on election day. For further information see the NSWEC Handbook.