Media Centre

The following resources are available for the media:

Media Kit

The 2018 State Election Media Kit provides media with information on all aspects of the election process to assist with daily news coverage.  

It includes information on:

  • enrolment
  • candidate nominations 
  • when and where people can vote 
  • the new Funding and Disclosure scheme 
  • recent changes to the Electoral Act 
  • VoteAssist 
  • scrutiny and count and, boundary changes.

 

2018 State Election Media Kit  (PDF 6 MB)

Media Enquires

Electoral Commission of South Australia (ECSA) endeavours to respond to all media enquiries in a reasonable timeframe.

During the 2018 State Election ECSA will issue regular media releases throughout the election period, as well as maintaining Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels.  

The Electoral Commissioner, Deputy Electoral Commissioner or ECSA representative may be available for interview or comment by arrangement.  To request an interview or comment please contact the Media Liaison Officer on any of the below methods.  

Should any media representatives wish to film at a polling place on polling day, scrutiny or counting during the week following polling day please contact the Media Liaison Officer to arrange. 

Media Liaison Officer Contact Details 

Media Liaison Officer: Bianca Zanatta
Phone:  (08) 7424 7458 
Mobile:  0401 149 166
Email: ecsa.media@sa.gov.au 

 Please include within your email:

  • details of your enquiry
  • the deadline
  • your contact details.

Media Guidelines

Guidelines for media coverage 

  • All media and their camera crew are asked to ensure that they do not interrupt or cause any inconvenience to voters or polling officials.
  • On arrival media are asked to report to the Polling Booth Manager or other officer in charge.
  • All media and their crews will be under the direction of the Polling Booth Manager and or the Returning Officer.
  • Any filming of a person voting must ensure that none of the voter’s ballot paper selections can be identified.
  • The media must not touch any ballot materials or interfere with the conduct of voting or count procedures.
  • The rights of voters, polling officials and other members of the public in the polling booth who wish not to be filmed must be respected.
  • During the scrutiny and counting of ballot papers, the rights of scrutineers observing the count must be respected should they not wish to move to allow a better shot.


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