KNOW YOUR LAWS: Public election offences

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KNOW YOUR LAWS: Public election offences

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(CRIMINAL CODE OF SAINT LUCIA 2008)

  1. PREVENTING OR DISTURBING ELECTION BY FORCE, THREATS, CRIME

A person who attempts to prevent, obstruct, or disturb any public election by any kind of force, violence, or threats, or by any act which is a crime punishable under this Code, is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 10 years.

  1. VOTING OR OFFERING TO VOTE UNLAWFULLY

A person who votes or offers to vote at any public election at which he or she knows that he or she is not entitled or qualified to vote, is liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for one year.

“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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