Stop and consider
The 2023 NSW State election is on Saturday, 25 March and there’s a lot of information to think about.
The NSW Electoral Commission is running an awareness campaign encouraging voters to consider what they see, hear and read that may seek to influence their vote. The campaign is called “Stop and Consider” and is running across digital and print media in NSW.
How do you know what’s true? Stop and consider what you see, hear, and read and make sure you check the facts.
On this page
Check the source
Take time to consider if the information is:
Check our disinformation register
Our Disinformation Register tracks and rebuts prominent false and misleading statements about electoral processes in our state. It also notes any action taken by the NSW Electoral Commission.
Check the register
The NSW Electoral Commission's role
The NSW Electoral Commission is the independent agency tasked with running the NSW election. It provides reliable information on the electoral process and can investigate the authorisation of electoral communcations. We will publicly highlight and correct particularly prominent, persistent or harmful pieces of disinformation related to the electoral process.
Outside of the election process – the NSW Electoral Commission does not have a role in checking the truth of electoral communication.
This campaign is based on the Australian Electoral Commission’s “Stop and Consider” campaign.