127 Undue influence

(1)

Every person commits the offence of undue influence—

(a)

who, directly or indirectly, on that person’s own or by another person, makes use of or threatens to make use of any force, violence, or restraint against any person—

(i)

in order to induce or compel that person to vote or refrain from voting:

(ii)

on account of that person having voted or refrained from voting:

(b)

who, by abduction, duress, or any fraudulent device or means,—

(i)

impedes or prevents the free exercise of the vote of any elector:

(ii)

compels, induces, or prevails upon any elector either to vote or to refrain from voting.

(2)

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

Compare: 1976 No 144 s 59; 1997 No 13 s 59

Section 127(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).