Election Law

What is election law, and how does it affect me?

Election law straddles constitutional law and politics. There are laws and rules governing electoral procedures. What happens if these laws have not been followed? If you are a candidate, or a member of a political party that has put forward a candidate for election and you need advice about the process, we can put you in direct contact with a barrister who is an expert on election law. Your barrister will be able to advise on the following issues:

  • on the nomination process, prior to the election;
  • on the process during election day;
  • on the validity of the election; and
  • whether, and how, candidates or political parties may file legal actions in courts or administrative agencies to enforce their rights or contest the outcome of an election.

Why should I choose a barrister?

Barristers are experts in the law. They are best placed to advise you on your legal position, draft legal documents, advise on formal proceedings and use his or her advocacy skills to represent you to the highest standard in any court, tribunal or hearing. 

Which barrister should I choose?

If you need expert advice on an election law matter, choose a barrister on myBarrister. Barristers will provide you with guidance so you that you know where you stand and can take the right decisions about what to do next. 


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