The public is entitled to expect the business of the NSWEC to be conducted with fairness and impartiality. To meet this expectation it is important that Election Officials avoid conflicts of interest.
A conflict of interest exists when it is likely that an Election Official could be influenced, or could be perceived to be influenced, by a personal interest in carrying out their public duty. For example an interest that may give rise to a conflict of interest for an Election Official is a personal relationship with a candidate contesting an election.
An Election Official must disclose any potential or actual conflicts of interest to their Returning Officer or to the Electoral Commissioner.