125 Bribery

(1)

Every person commits the offence of bribery who, directly or indirectly, on that person’s own or by another person,—

(a)

gives, lends, agrees to give or lend, offers, promises, or promises to obtain any money or valuable consideration to or for any elector, or to or for any person on behalf of any elector, or to or for any other person, in order to induce any elector to vote or refrain from voting; or

(b)

gives or obtains, agrees to give or obtain, offers, promises, or promises to obtain or to try to obtain any office or place of employment to or for any elector, or to or for any person on behalf of any elector, or to or for any other person, in order to induce the elector to vote or refrain from voting; or

(c)

corruptly does any act referred to in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) on account of an elector having voted or refrained from voting; or

(d)

makes any gift, loan, offer, promise, or agreement referred to in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) for, or with, any person in order to induce that person to obtain or try to obtain the election of any person or the vote of any elector; or

(e)

upon or as a consequence of any gift, loan, offer, promise, or agreement referred to in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b), obtains, or tries to obtain, the election of any person or the vote of any elector; or

(f)

advances or pays, or causes to be paid, any money to or for the use of any other person, intending that that money or any part of it will be used for bribery at any election or poll; or

(g)

knowingly pays or causes to be paid any money to any person in discharge or repayment of any money wholly or partly used for bribery at any election or poll.

(2)

An elector commits the offence of bribery if,—

(a)

before or during the voting period at the election or poll, he or she, directly or indirectly, on his or her own or by another person, receives, or agrees or contracts for, any money, gift, loan, or valuable consideration, office, place, or employment for himself or herself or for any other person for voting or agreeing to refrain from voting:

(b)

after the voting period at the election or poll, he or she directly or indirectly, on his or her own or by another person, receives any money or valuable consideration on account of any person having voted or refrained from voting or having induced any other person to vote or refrain from voting.

(3)

Every person who commits the offence of bribery is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years.

Compare: 1976 No 144 s 57

Section 125(3): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).