Electoral Act 1993

224 Punishment for corrupt or illegal practice

(1)

Every person who is guilty of any corrupt practice is liable on conviction to either or both of the following:

(a)

a term of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years:

(b)

a fine not exceeding—

(i)

$100,000 in the case of a person who is a constituency candidate, party secretary, or registered promoter and who is convicted of any corrupt practice under Part 6A; or

(ii)

$40,000 in any other case.

(2)

Every person who is guilty of any illegal practice is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding—

(a)

$40,000 in the case of a person who is a constituency candidate, party secretary, or registered promoter and who is convicted of any illegal practice under Part 6AA or 6A; or

(b)

$40,000 in the case of a person who is an unregistered promoter and who is convicted of any illegal practice under section 204B or 204D; or

(c)

$10,000 in any other case.

(3)

Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to a corrupt practice under—

(a)
(b)

section 43 of the Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993.

Compare: 1993 No 87 s 224 (pre-20 December 2007); 2007 No 111 ss 142, 143

Section 224: substituted, on 1 March 2009, by section 10 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 1).

Section 224(1): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 224(1)(b)(i): amended, on 1 January 2011, by section 32(1) of the Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 137).

Section 224(2): substituted, on 1 January 2011, by section 32(2) of the Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 137).

Section 224(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 224 compare note: amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 14 of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).