Know Your Laws: Public Election Offenses

Know Your Laws: Public Election Offenses

PUBLIC ELECTION OFFENCES

(CRIMINAL CODE OF SAINT LUCIA 2008)

332. PUBLIC ELECTION

“Public election” means any election, at which the qualification for voting, or the mode of voting at which, is determined or regulated by law.

333. INTIMIDATION

A person commits the offence of intimidation at a public election if he or she endeavors to influence the conduct of any voter in respect of such election by a threat of any consequences to be caused to the voter, or to any other person, on account of his or her conduct as a voter.

334. IRREGULARITY NO DEFENCE

No person is relieved of any liability to punishment for any offence in connection with a public election under this Part by reason of any irregularity or informality in the proceedings at or subsequent to the election.

335. CORRUPTION, INTIMIDATION, PERSONATION AS TO ELECTION

A person who commits the offence of corruption, intimidation, or personation in respect of a public election is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 2 years and shall, during 10 years from the date of his or her conviction, be incapable of voting at any public election and of holding the public office in respect of which the election was held or any public office of the same nature.

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