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BVI: Sweeping campaign changes coming with amended Elections Act

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(BVI News) A number of sweeping measures are expected to come into force once legislators have amended the existing Elections Act.

A recent Cabinet post-meeting statement showed that legislators are looking at restricting campaigning at polling stations on Advance Polling Day, among other things.

Importantly, the legislation will also be looking at electoral finance measures and will be establishing rules on contribution and expenditure limits.

The new legislation will also establish reporting and disclosure obligations of electoral candidates and parties to provide information about the origins of received contributions.

It will also establish the reporting/monitoring and enforcement/sanctions as it relates to campaign finance rules by an oversight body to be called the Elections Advisory Committee.

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