Election Obligations & Standards Database
Limits on advertising spending (as political speech) were instituted only in the interests of promoting equality between candidates or parties
Candidacy and Campaigning
Free Airtime and Paid Advertising
Disclosure of Campaign Finances
Spending on advertising can be limited to ensure equality of opportunity.
Laws should address the applicability of regulations on paid political advertising in traditional media, including rules on placement, financing, and transparency, to such advertising online.