The Pre-Promotion Law

Original Language Title: Priekšvēlēšanu aģitācijas likums

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Read the untranslated law here: https://www.vestnesis.lv/op/2012/199.2


The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the pre-promotion law, chapter I. General provisions article 1. The terms used in the law, the law is applied in the following terms: 1) agitation performer — political party Alliance of political parties, electoral alliances, parliamentary candidate and not the person who carries out election canvassing; 2 the person — not related) to political parties, associations or associations of voters not associated natural person, legal person or Association of such persons registered, in its behalf by election canvassing; 3) election canvassing, political parties, political associations, associations of voters or candidates to a member of the advertising in the media or otherwise, if it contains a direct or indirect call to vote for or against any political party, political party, electoral alliance or parliamentary candidate; 4) election canvassing period — the period of 120 days before the election to election day. If the Parliament is dismissed or withdrawn or Republican City Council or District Council is dissolved, or is repeating elections, announced the pre-promotion period is the period between the promulgation of the election days before election day; 5) pay-any remuneration, including any economic benefits, services, transfer of rights, exoneration from responsibility, waiver of a right for the other person, etc.; 6) the hidden election canvassing-election canvassing for which wages and NGO (rewards employers) contrary to the provisions of this law are not specified. 2. article. The purpose of the law this law aims to provide the opportunity for a person to express their views and the possibility of the public to receive comprehensive information about candidates, lists of candidates, political parties, associations, political parties and electoral associations before the Saeima, the European Parliament and city councils of the Republic and the District Councils election (following the municipal elections). 3. article. The hidden election canvassing ban (1) hidden election canvassing is prohibited. (2) the first subparagraph of this article, in case of infringement to the hidden election canvassing spent funds are credited to the operator of a presidential election. 4. article. Unrelated persons, the election canvassing (1) unrelated person shall have the right to conduct election canvassing according to the procedures laid down in this Act. (2) for a person unrelated conduct election canvassing is not considered canvassing by political party, Alliance of political parties or electoral alliances, which submitted a list of candidates, political parties, political associations or voter associations parliamentary candidate, as well as associations of political parties in the political party, if such an association has submitted a list of candidates. (3) the financial resources or property that is used for election canvassing by unrelated persons is not considered donations (donations) political party or political association political organizations (parties) Act. (4) the State and derivative of a public person and a corporation in which the State or a derived public persons holding the share capital (shares), as well as the Corporation, in which one or more countries or a derived public person belonging to the capital company (shares) individually or as a whole exceeds 50 percent, the election canvassing shall be prohibited. 5. article. Election canvassing spending restrictions (1) political parties and political associations of election canvassing expenses (expenses of election) limit governed by the political organizations (parties) Act. (2) the person Not the pre-promotion features may be used for not more than 15 minimum monthly salary. The minimum monthly salary within the meaning of this law is a minimum monthly salary amount was determined in the calendar year, January 1. (3) in the second subparagraph, the resources that the person may not be used for election canvassing, are the costs of a person concerned the pre-promotion period regardless of the date on which the transaction invoiced identity document (invoice, contract or other document), received or made payment for: 1) ad placement: a) the public electronic media tv programmes and programmes, (b)) in the electronic media's radio programmes and in programmes (c) commercial electronic) media and broadcasts television programs, d) commercial electronic media, radio programmes and in programmes, e) newspapers, magazines, bulletins and other lawfully registered in periodic publications, which are prepared for iespiedtehnik and distributed widely throughout the country, f) newspapers, magazines, bulletins and other lawfully registered in periodic publications, which are prepared and in a print run of iespiedtehnik most common one is the Republican town or district in the territory , g) over the internet, except persons associated homepage, h) rooms and public spaces (squares, streets, they, on bridges and other similar sites) regardless of the ownership of property; 2) mail (including electronic mail) services to help send election canvassing materials; 3) charity, sponsorship funding, paying benefits and making donations (donations), if it is election canvassing in nature. (4) all the financial resources are spent for election canvassing by unrelated persons, and exceeding one minimum monthly salary directly and directly charged to the recipient's bank account. If you are not related persons, the election canvassing the financial resources used for some has reached one minimum monthly salary, further financial resources regardless of their size and in favour of the recipient directly to a bank account. (5) If no person related by election canvassing the total payment of the same electronic media, the press, the person who agreed with a caller about the canvassing of election canvassing materials placement on the internet, as well as to the person or institution that confers on the premises and charge a "public place" pre-promotion (regardless of property ownership) or mail (including electronic mail) services to send election canvassing materials in the case of the contract exceeded the second part of this article establishes the amount of the expenditure, the electronic media, the press, the person who agreed with a caller about the canvassing of election canvassing materials placement on the internet, as well as the person or institution that confers on the premises and charge a "public place" pre-promotion (regardless of property ownership) or mail (including electronic mail) services to send election canvassing materials without the related party refuses the conclusion of the contract. Chapter II. The transmission time of the country's electronic media programmes article 6. The right to State-provided free broadcasting time (1) the name of One of the candidates on the list candidates have the right to the public electronic media, television and radio in the first use of the State election canvassing provided free broadcasting time in the cases specified in this chapter, the order and volume. (2) the right to State-provided free broadcasting time is a parliamentary or European Parliament elections submitted one name in the list of candidates for members of the existing candidates, as well as the local elections in the name of the one submitted candidates on the list of candidates, if the list submitted to the Riga City Council elections or in General, at least five Republican city or District Councils Councils (in any combination). (3) Re voting for State provided free broadcasting time is allocated. 7. article. The State provided free broadcasting time amount

(1) the name of One of the candidates on the list candidates have the right to the public electronic media, television and radio in the first election canvassing before the parliamentary, European Parliament and local elections to use State provided free broadcasting time four times in five minutes during a period of 25 days until the penultimate day before election day. (2) If the Parliament is dismissed or withdrawn, one name on the list of candidates for members of the current candidates have the right to the public electronic media, television and radio in the first election canvassing to use State provided free broadcasting time two times five minutes during the period of the seventh day to the last day before polling day. 8. article. The State provided free broadcasting time allocation procedure (1) in order to receive State-provided free broadcasting time, one name on the list of candidates representative of this article within the time limits referred to in the fourth subparagraph shall provide public electronic media submission on State-provided free broadcasting time. (2) the first paragraph of this article shall indicate in the application the candidate list of the members name, contact information, as well as the parliamentary elections: the electoral district in which the candidate sign up list, but local elections: a Republican city and county councils, the election list of candidates submitted. (3) the public electronic media, in cooperation with the Central Election Commission, that this article is referred to in the first paragraph, the application shows the list of candidates in compliance with article 6 of this law in the second part of the above requirements. (4) the first paragraph of this article submissions to the public electronic media must be submitted no later than: 1) 40 days before the parliamentary or European Parliament election day; 2) 20 days before the parliamentary election day, if the current Parliament is dissolved or revoked; 3) 29 days before the local election day. (5) in the free State to ensure the transmission order of use is determined by drawing lots. This prize may not be used for election canvassing. (6) Izlozēšan and in article 7 of this law that Prime limit compliance ensures the public electronic media feature. If any of the members of the list of candidates represented does not participate in the raffle of a list of candidates for this prime time draw the public electronic media representative. (7) Organizing the fifth and sixth part drawing lots, public electronic media offers a wide audience for prime time. 9. article. The State provided free broadcasting time for the use of procedures (1) state the free broadcasting time election canvassing, you can use all one name in the list of candidates for members of the existing candidates together, by mutual agreement, or some of them. About this agreement in each case shall notify the public electronic media feature. (2) a different name in the lists of candidates for members of the existing candidates, if they have the right to use State-provided free broadcasting time election canvassing, agree on a common use of these prime candidates within the allotted time. Such agreement shall notify the public electronic media at least 40 days before the parliamentary or European Parliament election day and at least 29 days before the local election day. If Parliament is dissolved or revoked, a notice of agreement the public electronic media will be 20 days before election day. Statement on the agreement on joint use of broadcasting time swivels and revocable. (3) the State provided free broadcasting time in the candidates list to the existing candidates may use at their discretion. 10. article. Participation in the election programmes electronic media television programs within the public service (1), the European Parliament, the parliamentary or local government elections the national electronic media Council of public order in addition to the national plan for free broadcasting time provided funding for election broadcasting public electronic media and electronic media commercial television programs.
(2) election broadcasts intended for the public funding of the order of the electronic media in article 71 of the law.
(3) the election of a proposed list of candidates have the right to participate at least once election programmes electronic media television programs within the public service. Electronic media feature sets the election broadcasts, including the modalities of the participation of candidates and the order of the criteria for the public in a timely manner. (4) the local government elections in the national electronic media Council of public order in addition to the funding of the election plan in television broadcasting in regional and local electronic media broadcast areas, but in terms of the Riga City Council election candidates list applied for recognition of national electronic media television programs. Chapter III. Election canvassing of electronic media, television and radio programmes article 11. General conditions for election canvassing in the electronic media, television and radio programs (1) the contractor or its authorised Canvassing individual contract for the allocation of broadcasting time switch directly and only directly with the electronic media. (2) if the electronic media means to an agitation reviewer has granted broadcasting time election canvassing for this medium is obliged to give the opportunity to other participants of the election, if they want to play as long as possible in the equivalent time and for payment corresponding to the relevant electronic media pre-promotion set pricing for prime time in the day, in which the reviewer's written application on promotion of this electronic media feature for the use of broadcasting time election canvassing. Such an obligation for electronic media feature is only if the caller requested broadcasting time canvassing of election canvassing may be awarded by the electronic media law provisions governing the maximum amount of advertising time. (3) the electronic medium for at least 150 days before the election day sends the national electronic media Council election canvassing transmission pricing, including planned discounts and discount application criteria, the entire election canvassing. The national electronic media Council that information immediately to the public in its homepage on the internet. (4) If the Parliament is dismissed or withdrawn or Republican City Council or District Council is dissolved, or is repeating elections announced, the electronic medium of transmission pricing election canvassing shall be sent to the national electronic media Council for issue no later than three working days from the date of notification of the elections. (5) electronic media airtime pricing laid down in a given 24-hour period must not be more than 50 percent to exceed the previous calendar year in the electronic media, the same program audio and audiovisual commercial communications for medium-sized transmission pricing (including discounts) during the 24-hour time. (6) electronic media feature to deploy election canvassing is prohibited materials at a higher or lower price than specified in izcenojumo mentioned in this article. These rates are not amenable to their disclosure. (7) if the electronic media in accordance with the provisions of this article and it is not sent within the time limits set by the national electronic media Council election canvassing transmission pricing this media feature the pre-promotion period for payment is forbidden to deploy election canvassing materials. (8) before each election provided for in this article and immediately after the election and clearly communicated that the reviewer of this agitation election canvassing paid. (9) the provisions of this article do not apply to State-provided free broadcasting time on the public use of the electronic media, television and radio programs. 12. article. Election canvassing restriction to the electronic media, television and radio programs

(1) the election canvassing on the types of advertising must not include electronic media news broadcasts. (2) the electronic media are not allowed to edit, assemble or otherwise transform the election canvassing materials and without political parties, political associations, associations of voters, candidates, and the consent of the persons not participating in these programmes or which have submitted the appropriate electronic media feature election canvassing materials. (3) the electronic media is not responsible for the previously prepared and submitted them for election canvassing materials news. (4) election day until 10 o'clock in the evening the electronic media broadcasts banned include public opinion poll results on the political parties, associations, political parties, constituency associations, or individual candidates popularity. (5) the public electronic media employees and persons who run this media news broadcasts, prohibited in programmes to make electoral canvassing. (6) the day of the elections, as well as 60 days before election day in the electronic media is prohibited to distribute it to the person led programmes, prepare comments, interviews and reportages that have logged on the candidates before the election or publicly declared their participation in any political parties, political associations or associations of voters. This person may be appointed to perform duties which are not related to direct participation in the electronic media to disseminate programmes. If this is not possible, the persons concerned may be granted leave. If the Parliament is dismissed or withdrawn or Republican City Council or District Council is dissolved, or is declared recurrent elections, this restriction applies to the period from the date of notification of the elections on election day. (7) electronic media respect this law, in article 32 election canvassing materials of the deployment ban. 13. article. Election canvassing foreign electronic media into electronic media, providing foreign electronic media in Latvia, retransmission agreement with the foreign electronic media make provision for election canvassing in Latvia during the rebroadcast ORT programmes, programmes must not be included in the promotion materials about political parties, associations and voter associations. 14. article. Transmission pricing notices (advertisements) about the meeting with voters of electronic media, which provide in their programmes (announcement), reading the prepared text (announcement) of political parties, political associations, associations of voters or parliamentary candidate meeting with voters, the same pricing that they fix on other notices (announcement). This condition applies to cases where the communication (advertisement) is given only for political parties, political associations, associations of voters name or parliamentary candidate's name, time and place of the meeting. Distributing notices (announcement), and clearly indicate that a political party, the Alliance of political parties, electoral Association or who is a parliamentary candidate (advert) this notice distribution paid. The following notices (advertisements) does not apply to article 11 of this law, the third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh part of the conditions for the election canvassing transmission pricing and placement. 15. article. Statement of the facts and news stories direct to the provisions of this chapter do not apply to the statement of facts in the news and in direct reporting. Chapter IV. Election canvassing a press article 16. Election canvassing in the press (1) promotion or authorized person of whom the election canvassing materials placement of the switch directly and only directly with the press. (2) press for at least 150 days before the election day sends the corruption prevention and combating Bureau election canvassing materials placement pricing, including planned discounts and discount application criteria, the entire election canvassing. If the Parliament is dismissed or withdrawn or Republican City Council or District Council is dissolved, or is declared elections, again press the election canvassing materials placement pricing, including planned discounts and discount eligibility shall send the corruption prevention and combating Bureau not later than three working days from the date of notification of the elections. Corruption prevention and combating Bureau such information immediately to the public in its homepage on the internet. (3) press permitted to deploy election canvassing materials at a higher or lower price than the second part of this article in the izcenojumo. These rates are not amenable to their disclosure. (4) if the press according to the provisions of this article and it is not sent within the time limits set in the corruption prevention and combating Bureau election canvassing materials placement pricing, this press the pre-promotion period for payment is forbidden to deploy election canvassing materials. (5) each press edition published under the election canvassing materials and clearly indicate that it is a political advertisement and agitation of the reviewer who this election canvassing paid. Article 17. Pricing for notification (announcement) for meeting with voters publishing press press, which publishes election notices (advertisements) on political parties, political associations, associations of voters or parliamentary candidate meeting with voters, the same pricing that they fix on other notices (announcement). This condition applies to cases where the communication (advertisement) is given only for political parties, political associations, associations of voters name or parliamentary candidate's name, time and place of the meeting. Distributing notices (announcement), and clearly indicate that a political party, the Alliance of political parties, electoral Association or who is a parliamentary candidate (advert) this notice distribution paid. The following notices (announcement) pricing of this law should not be covered by article 16 of the second, third and fourth subparagraphs the terms for election canvassing pricing and placement. Chapter v. Election canvassing in the internet article 18. Election canvassing on the internet (1) promotion or authorized person of whom the election canvassing materials placement on the internet switch directly and only with the ads directly to the service provider. (2) advertising services provider that offers of payment to place election canvassing materials over the internet, at least 150 days before the election day sends the corruption prevention and combating Bureau election canvassing materials placement pricing, including planned discounts and discount application criteria, the entire election canvassing. If the Parliament is dismissed or withdrawn or Republican City Council or District Council is dissolved, or is repeating elections, announced the advertising service provider election canvassing materials placement pricing, including planned discounts and discount eligibility shall send the corruption prevention and combating Bureau not later than three working days from the date of notification of the elections. Corruption prevention and combating Bureau such information immediately to the public in its homepage on the internet. (3) advertising services provider that offers of payment to place election canvassing materials online, forbidden to do it at a higher or lower price than that specified in the first paragraph of this article in the izcenojumo. These rates are not amenable to their disclosure. (4) if the advertising service provider that offers of payment to place election canvassing materials over the internet, according to the provisions of this article and it is not sent within the time limits set in the corruption prevention and combating Bureau election canvassing materials deployment pricing, this advertising service provider the pre-promotion period for payment is forbidden to deploy election canvassing materials on the internet. (5) the deployment of election canvassing materials over the internet, within the framework of each such material and clearly indicate that the reviewer of this agitation election canvassing paid. 19. article. Pricing for notification (announcement) for meeting with voters in the internet publication

Advertising service provider that offers of payment to place the internet election notices (advertisements) on political parties, political associations, associations of voters or parliamentary candidate meeting with voters, the same pricing that it sets for other notices (announcement) publishing on the internet. This condition applies to cases where the communication (advertisement) is given only for political parties, political associations, associations of voters name or parliamentary candidate's name, time and place of the meeting. Distributing notices (announcement), and clearly indicate that a political party, the Alliance of political parties, electoral Association or who is a parliamentary candidate (advert) this notice distribution paid. The following notices (announcement) pricing of this law should not be covered by article 18 of the second, third and fourth subparagraphs the terms for election canvassing pricing and placement. Chapter VI. Election canvassing of public places article 20. The right to distribute election canvassing materials in public places (1) Performers shall have the right of Agitation election canvassing for public spaces in appealing to voters, divided leaflets, newspapers and other materials for election canvassing without coordination with the relevant authorities or the public spaces of the owner (possessor). Public outdoor space of this law is the area in square, parks, streets, roads, bridges, tunnels and other similar sites which do not depend on the property during the relevant period of affiliation, whether free or not, are not available to the public in a specific person. (2) the operator shall have the right of Agitation election canvassing for public use indoors to reach voters, divided leaflets, newspapers and other election canvassing materials, in coordination with the writing above the room owner (possessor). 21. article. The table, camping and the use of transportable shelters for election canvassing public spaces (1) Performers shall have the right of Election to make electoral canvassing public outdoors regardless of property ownership, put the table there and to camp and movable shelters that do not exceed the specified size, the municipality in writing informing the relevant authorities of at least three days in advance, and in writing with the relevant site owner (possessor). If the sole owner of the location or all co-owners are public or public person derived an institution or a corporation in which the State or a derived public person owns more than 50 percent of the capital (shares), reconciliation with the owner (possessor) is not necessary. (2) the municipality has received referred to in the first subparagraph in agitation reviewer's written notification of placing the table, tent or mobile shelters for election canvassing Foundation, the operator of this canvassing request, provide information about what the site owner (possessor). (3) at least 120 days before election day may provide public outdoor space, which must not be placed tables and to camp and transportable shelters, and time must not be placed tables and to camp and portable shelters. Additional prohibitions on 120-day period before the election authorities can only be associated with unforeseen events. (4) the first paragraph of this article shall not apply to cases where the tables and set in place the tents and mobile shelters being used as an election canvassing materials. In such cases, the applicable article 22 of this law. (5) the provisions of this article shall not apply if the contractor shall hold a public agitation in the entertainment and celebratory event, which processes governed by public entertainment and celebratory event safety law, or hold meetings, processions or piquette according to the law "on meetings, processions and pickets". 22. article. Election canvassing materials placement in public places (1) matters concerning the election canvassing materials placement outdoors in public or to the public spaces (signs, billboards, posters, boards, draining board, placed posters, advertising Windows, and other similar promotional item) shall be governed by the laws on advertising placement. (2) every public place located within the election canvassing materials and clearly indicate that the reviewer of this agitation election canvassing paid. 23. article. The ban will lead to benefits (1) State and derived public persons in institutions, as well as enterprises in which the State or a derived public person owns more than 50 percent of the capital (shares), it is prohibited to create advantages or restrictions on any promotion reviewer election canvassing materials placement in public places. (2) If a State or public person derived an institution or a corporation in which the State or a derived public person owns more than 50 percent of the capital (shares), grant reviewer rights agitation deployed agitation materials in places where it is in accordance with this law or other laws are not prohibited, this institution or the Corporation is obliged to give the opportunity to acquire such a right in the same terms to other operators of agitation who wants it. Chapter VII. Additional provisions for State election canvassing and derived public person institutions and corporations in that country or derived public persons own more than 50 percent of the capital (shares), and the provision of equal treatment in article 24. Prohibition to deploy and distribute election canvassing materials State and derivative of a public person institutions and corporations in that country or derived public persons own more than 50 percent of the capital (share) (1) the premises where the building is located in the State and public institutions of persons derived and the Corporation in which the State or a derived public persons own more than 50 percent of the capital (share), as well as the sharing of such buildings is prohibited on the premises of a deploy and distribute election canvassing materials. (2) this limitation does not apply to the Central Election Commission of the nature of information materials about Parliament, European Parliament and local elections, as well as to the cases referred to in article 25 of this law. 25. article. Space allocation promotion reviewer to conduct meetings with voters in State and public institutions of persons derived and the Corporation in which the State or a derived public persons own more than 50 percent of the capital (shares), you can assign a reviewer of canvassing the area to hold meetings with voters, free or for a fee, not exceeding the actual costs of maintenance. 26. article. Equal treatment with respect to the use of the property or the property of the State and public institutions of persons derived and the Corporation in which the State or a derived public persons own more than 50 percent of the capital (share) if the State or a public person derived an institution or a corporation in which the State or a derived public persons own more than 50 percent of the capital (shares) are granted the facilities or other property or possession of the property of the passed election canvassing for a promotion reviewer , it has a duty to give the option of using this property, or property on the same terms to other operators who are canvassing their wish. Chapter VIII. Pre-promotion records

27. article. Election canvassing and expenditure accounts (1) the electronic media, the press, and the people agreed with a caller about the canvassing of election canvassing materials placement for a fee in public places (regardless of affiliation with the property), the internet (with the exception of the operator's home page on the internet promotion) or mail (including electronic mail) service to send election canvassing materials, conduct election canvassing (election Edition) records, found a promotion reviewer or mail recipient on the agitation material placement or the provision of postal services get the resources, as well as the people in reviewer's promotion (principals) have concluded the contract on behalf of. (2) electronic media, press releases, as well as the people who agreed with a caller about the canvassing of election canvassing materials placement for a fee in public places (regardless of affiliation with the property), the internet (with the exception of the operator's home page on the internet promotion) or mail (including electronic mail) service to send election canvassing materials, not later than three working days after the conclusion of the contract or changes in the contract concluded by sending the corruption prevention and combating Bureau notice of anticipated election canvassing materials placement or the provision of postal services. (3) promotion, which the reviewer agreed with electronic media, press, or to persons for election canvassing materials placement for a fee in public places (regardless of affiliation with the property), the internet (with the exception of the operator's home page on the internet promotion) or mail (including electronic mail) use the services to send election canvassing materials, not later than three working days after the conclusion of the contract or changes in the contract concluded by sending the corruption prevention and combating Bureau notice of anticipated election canvassing materials away or the use of postal services. (4) the second and third subparagraphs above shall indicate in the notice: 1) the date and number of the Treaty; 2) particulars of the parties: (a)) election canvassing materials izvietotāj (service provider) — legal persons: the name, registration number and registered office, b) election canvassing materials izvietotāj (service provider): a natural person: name, surname, personal code (if not, date of birth, identity document number and date of issue, country, and institution that issued the documents) and the declared place of residence address, c) election canvassing materials izvietotāj (service provider): a registered legal or natural person, the name of the Association , registration number and registered office, d) canvassing the caller (client) — legal entities, including political parties, political associations — the name, registration number and registered office, e) canvassing agent (client) — natural persons-name, surname, personal code (if not, date of birth, identity document number and date of issue, country, and institution that issued the documents) and the declared place of residence address, f) agitation caller (subscriber): a registered legal or natural person, the name of the Association , registration number and registered office, g) the person canvassing agent (the principal) and the contract (authorized person): first name, last name, ID number (if not, date of birth, identity document number and date of issue, country, and institution that issued the documents), the declared place of residence address or name, registration number and registered office; 3) news on the election canvassing materials placement (if the contract is for election canvassing materials placement): a) each election canvassing materials deployment date, time and duration, if the election canvassing materials are positioned on the electronic media in or b) of each programme, the election canvassing materials deployment date and area where election canvassing materials is hosted in, press c) each election canvassing materials deployment and harvesting date the site and the area where the election canvassing materials are posted in a public place, d) each election canvassing materials deployment time, place and space, as well as each election canvassing materials removal, if the election canvassing materials are positioned on the internet; 4) postal service time and volume (if the contract is for the provision of postal services); 5) contract (value added tax); 6) discounts applied and the reasons for, as well as the contract (value added tax), which would have been the case if the discount is not applied; 7) and payment of the contract period; 8) other information which the election canvassing materials izvietotāj (service provider) considers essential. (5) the corruption prevention and combating Bureau law of purchase order information (records) for election canvassing in the media, on the internet and in public places. (6) political organization, political organisations, parliamentary candidate or unrelated party no later than three working days after the charity event financing, sponsorship, and donations (donation) of carrying forward the corruption prevention and combating Bureau notice of election canvassing expenses, showing the date of each event, location, and amount of expenditure or cost benefit and gift (donation), the date and recipient. Chapter IX. Control of election canvassing article 28. Warning on election expenses exceeding the amount If the pre-promotion period corruption prevention and combating Bureau finds that political party or Alliance of political parties has concluded contracts for an amount in excess of political organizations (parties) financing statutory allowable election expenses, or a related person has concluded contracts for an amount in excess of this law article 5 second subparagraph the amount of expenditure, but the current election canvassing is not performed for the amount of beyond the political organizations (parties) financing statutory allowable election expenses or the amount of this law article 5 second subparagraph, corruption prevention and combating Bureau Chief for this offence shall inform the requester of the agitation. Prevention of the infringement does not exempt the operator from the agitation of the statutory liability. 29. article. The decision on a ban on future election canvassing (1) If the pre-promotion period corruption prevention and combating Bureau finds that political party or Alliance of political parties have made the election canvassing on the amount exceeding the political organizations (parties) financing statutory allowable election expenses, or unrelated party conducted canvassing for an amount in excess of this law article 5 second subparagraph the amount of expenditure Corruption prevention and combating Bureau Chief shall take a decision on the ban on future election canvassing for a fee. (2) the information on the first paragraph of this article, the adoption, abolition or modification of the corruption prevention and combating Bureau will immediately publish their website on the internet. (3) the first paragraph of this article, the decision may appeal to the district administrative court. The court filing does not suspend the operation of this decision. (4) the Court of Justice referred to in the third subparagraph shall examine the case within three working days from the date of receipt of the application of the administrative procedure law. The burden of proof is participants of the administrative procedure. If the law says any procedural actions enforcement deadline, but the execution of this procedural act within the time limit laid down in the law, does not comply with the conditions referred to in this part, the judge (Court) determines the appropriate term for the execution of procedural acts. (5) the administrative district court judgment, given on the first paragraph of this article, be enforceable immediately. If the Court accepts the short judgment, so that judgment declares the hearing. (6) the corruption prevention and combating Bureau information about the judgment of the Court of Justice shall be published immediately in the second paragraph of this article. 30. article. Decision on the prohibition of the electronic media and press deploy election canvassing materials

(1) If, in article 29 of this law in the first part of the above conditions, corruption prevention and combating Bureau finds that a particular electronic media or press, or in public places are expected to further the promotion of person who made the election canvassing, corruption prevention and combating Bureau Chief under the second paragraph of this article the requirements adopt a decision prohibiting the relevant electronic media or press whether the people who deploy election canvassing materials in public places, to deploy these election canvassing materials. (2) this article for the adoption of the decision referred to in the first paragraph, the corruption prevention and combating Bureau law established the electronic hearing media or press, views of the case in question, the decision to assess the utility, feasibility, as well as to the proportionality of the decision. (3) the first paragraph of this article, the decision may appeal to the district administrative court. The court filing does not suspend the operation of this decision. The decision to look under this law, article 29 of the fourth part. (4) If the law is repealed article 29 the decision referred to in the first subparagraph, of this article shall lapse in the first paragraph of the said decision. Corruption prevention and combating Bureau shall immediately inform the relevant electronic media or press. (5) in the first paragraph, that decision shall not cause electronic media feature and press the obligation for canvassing reviewer expenses associated with agitation materials. 31. article. Election expenses the amount of consequences (1) on election canvassing expenditure (expenditure for election) about the failure of the investigator called to the promotion of legal responsibility. (2) if the corruption prevention and combating Bureau finds this law, article 5 of the second paragraph of rule violations, corruption prevention and combating Bureau Chief after the pre-promotion period is obliged to ask the unrelated party 30 days off the State budget the financial resources at the level meets the pre-promotion exceeded spending. At the request of the person concerned, corruption prevention and combating Bureau Chief may transfer funds to split, which generally does not exceed 90 days. (3) matters relating to political parties and their associations the obligation off State budget financial means, in the case of election expenses is exceeded the amount of restrictions governing political organizations (parties) Act. (4) in the second paragraph of this article, decisions on the transfer of financial resources of the State budget corruption prevention and combating Bureau Chief may adopt not later than four years from the date of the offence. Chapter x. Other election canvassing related restriction to article 32. Election canvassing materials deployment ban (1) on election day, and the day before polling day election canvassing materials placement in electronic media and radio broadcasts, public use outdoors and indoors, the press, the internet and article 25 of this law in the institutions and referred to the Corporation is prohibited. (2) the day of the elections, as well as 30 days before election day election canvassing materials placement in electronic media of television programmes is prohibited, with the exception of this law, 14, 17 and 19 of the notice referred to in article (announcement) of political parties, political associations, associations of voters or parliamentary candidate meeting with voters, as well as cases where, pursuant to this law, the provisions of chapter II, have the right to State-provided free broadcasting time in the public electronic media was radio and television first program or participation is assured election programmes the electronic media's television programs within the public service. (3) the election canvassing materials placement within the meaning of this article shall not be considered electronic media created discussion shows, if the offender from canvassing that broadcast and distribution are not being received. (4) For public interiors from the first paragraph of this article, meaning not considered canvassing agent office space. 33. article. The ban on the use of administrative resources (1), the use of administrative resources in election canvassing is prohibited. (2) the use of administrative resources for the purposes of this article to be considered a national and public institutions of persons derived and the Corporation in which the State or a derived public persons holding the share capital (shares), as well as the Corporation, in which one or more countries or a derived public person belonging to the capital company (shares) individually or as a whole exceeds 50 percent, financial, movable and immovable property or the provision of services for the conduct of election canvassing as well as the advertising for the payment period of 30 days before the election, if the ad is substantively associated with parliamentary candidate, political parties, political associations, as well as in political parties or political associations governing body of candidates for Prime Minister or Minister, or to a political party or political association linked personal reflection or a candidate or person. (3) For the use of administrative resources does not constitute the granting of space for election canvassing, subject to compliance with Chapter VII of this law, as well as the conditions for the use of resources, which are used to ensure public protection (security) higher State officials, which it achieved in accordance with the laws and regulations in so far as the use of these resources is necessary for the relevant public officers protection (security). (4) the second paragraph of this article with the meaning of the political parties or political associations is related to the political parties or political associations, Member or any person who in the last 18 months before the election has had business relations with the political parties or political associations in connection with the services, this political party or political association, planning, preparation or organisation of the election campaign or a person who, in the last 18 months before the election has been in political parties or political associations, the officer or employee. (5) press issued State or public person derived institution or a corporation in which the State or a derived public persons holding the share capital (shares), as well as the Corporation, in which one or more countries or a derived public person belonging to the capital company (shares) individually or as a whole exceeds 50 percent, forbidden to place election canvassing materials. (6) press issued State or public person derived institution or a corporation in which the State or a derived public persons holding the share capital (shares), as well as the Corporation, in which one or more countries or a derived public person belonging to the capital company (shares) individually or as a whole exceeds 50 percent, election day is prohibited, as well as 30 days before election day to insert interviews with candidates or political parties political associations, the governing body put forward candidates to the Prime Minister or the Prime Minister's post, as well as to insert such articles that indicate that they mention the party's parliamentary candidates or political parties, political associations governing body of the Prime Minister or the Minister's designate. (7) the restrictions laid down in this article, the Executive control of the corruption prevention and combating Bureau. 34. article. Responsibility for the use of administrative resources failure

(1) on the restriction of the use of administrative resources failure of election canvassing at the statutory responsibility of the called or a derived public person, institution or Corporation in which the State or a derived public person owns shares (shares), as well as the Corporation, in which one or more countries or a derived public person belonging to the capital company (shares) individually or as a whole exceeds 50 percent, officials or employees of the institution, financial resources or property used unlawfully violation of this law certain administrative restrictions in the use of resources. (2) financial resources and assets that are illegally used in violation of this law certain administrative resource constraints, the election canvassing the State has jurisdiction, the assumption that the violation of national restrictions in the use of administrative resources, the officer or employee is caused by the State administration for the damage that the property being valued and correspond to the forbidden way spent financial resources or things around. (3) for the purposes of this article, these officials or employees in accordance with the provisions of this article is obliged to pay the damages. (4) damages the corruption prevention and combating Bureau requests in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, the administrative act issued concerning compensation for damage caused to and by the laws and administrative action for the enforcement of the Act. Its performance is ensured by the court bailiff. (5) the loss of drive from officials or employees take place regardless of whether officials or employees concerned about violations of the provisions of this law are called to administrative responsibility. Transitional provisions with the entry into force of this law shall lapse by law "on election canvassing before the parliamentary elections and European Parliament elections" (Latvian Saeima and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 1995, no. 18; 1998, no. 21; 2002, nr. 16; 2004, nr. 7; 2005, 20. No; No 5, 2009; Latvian journal 2010, 91 no; 2011, 144. No.) and the law "on election canvassing before the local elections" (Latvian Saeima and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 1994, no. 8; 2002; 2005, 16 No 20. no; 2009, no. 5). The law shall enter into force on January 1, 2013. The Parliament adopted the law in 2012 on November 29. The President a. Smith in Riga 2012 December 19.