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Appendix I: Electoral communications complaints

2019 federal election

Table 37: Electoral communications complaints investigated by the AEC during the 2019 federal election*

Electoral Act breaches

Communication type

Number investigated by AEC

No breach of the Electoral Act

Section 321D

Section 329

Social media

109

81

25

3

Signs and print

233

183

47

3

Other communications

186

175

10

1

Total

528

439

82

7

*As authorisation data was not fully known and analysed until after the return of the writ for the 2019 federal election it was not included in the 2018–19 annual report. This data was subsequently reported to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters as part of the AEC’s main submission to the Committee’s inquiry into the conduct of the 2019 federal election.