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Update day: June 23, 2016

About election campaign using the Internet

Using the Internet came to be able to campaign

With revision of the Public Officers Election Act using the Internet came to be able to campaign.

Qualified voter and candidate, political party can do election campaign that used (SNS such as homepage, blog, Twitter or Facebook, video joint ownership service, video broadcast site) of websites.
But election campaign using E-mail (SMTP method and phone number method) is accepted only by candidate, political party and is not admitted to general qualified voter except candidate, political party.

※ Election campaign is act advantageous directly or indirectly to let you get vote or profit for election of authorized candidate about specific election.
※ Only room until the day before from public announcement, notification day to election day can perform election campaign.
※ It is prohibited including election campaign using the Internet about person who does not have the right to vote and eligibility for election by stop of under 18 years old, person concerned with election desk work (voting observers), authorized public employee (judge, prosecutor, police officer) and civil rights that we campaign.

Other than flyer about election campaign using the Internet, please see the following Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications homepage about information to affect the removal of a ban of election campaign using the Internet.

Information (→ Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications homepage) about the removal of a ban of Internet campaigning