Is it illegal to campaign on election day?

Nick Barlow
4 min readDec 7, 2019
Getting ready for another stint at a polling station

No it isn’t.

Or for a longer answer: No it isn’t, but it’s probably useful to explain just what political parties are doing on election.

Every time an election comes around, there’s normally a round of complaints about how terrible it is that so-and-so was out campaigning on election day, and they shouldn’t be allowed and besides, isn’t it illegal to campaign then…

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Nick Barlow

Former academic and politician, now walking, cycling and working out what comes next. https://linktr.ee/nickbarlow