Local Electoral Act 2001

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128 Personation


Every person commits the offence of personation who, at any election or poll,—


votes in the name of some other person (whether living or dead), or of a fictitious person:


having voted, votes again at the same election or poll:


having returned a voting document, applies for or returns another voting document with the intention of returning an additional valid voting document or invalidating a vote already cast at the same election or poll (whether or not any voting document he or she returns is valid).


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

Compare: 1976 No 144 s 60; 1997 No 13 s 60

Section 128(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).