Campaigning during elections

03 December 2020

Candidates participating in council, board and committee elections must act honestly and with integrity when campaigning.

  • They must ensure that their campaigns and campaign materials are accurate and not misleading and must not involve ANZCA or FPM staff to canvass for votes.
 
  • They are responsible for the actions of their campaign and for their campaign materials, including controlling (where controllable) the materials written about them by third parties.
 
  • They must clearly state in any messages communicated when soliciting members’ votes that they are acting on their own behalf, using their own resources, independent of the college.
 
  • Candidates are permitted to use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media to campaign for votes, however, a disclaimer should be clearly published stating that campaign material expresses the views of the candidate and not the official position of ANZCA or FPM.
 
  • All candidates should be aware of the ANZCA Social Media Policy. This includes references to resources that also represent and guide best practice in using social media for medical professionals.
 
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