Know Your Laws – Public Election offences

Know Your Laws – Public Election offences

“Know Your Laws” is a production of the Press Office of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force.

PUBLIC ELECTION OFFENCES

(CRIMINAL CODE OF SAINT LUCIA 2008)

  1. FALSE DECLARATION OR THE LIKE FOR VOTING AT ELECTION

A person who, in order that he or she may qualify to vote at any public election, makes, signs, publishes, or uses—

(a)     any declaration, statement or oath required by law in such cases; or

(b)     any certificate or testimonial as to his or her conduct or services, or as to any other matter which is material for his or her qualification to vote at such election,

if he or she does so knowing that such declaration, statement, oath, certificate, or testimonial is false in any material particular is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 2 years.

  1. FALSIFYING, DAMAGING OR DESTROYING VOTING PAPER OR THING USED AT ELECTION

A person who—

(a)     forges or falsifies;

(b)     intentionally or recklessly damages or destroys any voting paper or other similar thing;

(c)     intentionally or recklessly damages or destroys any ballot box, polling booth ,or other thing used for the purposes of a public election,

is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 7 years.
“We, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force would like to encourage the citizenry to read and study the laws which governs our society. Never forget that knowledge is power”.

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