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REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

CRIMINAL CODE

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CHAPTER XXVI

CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS’ VOTING RIGHTS AND THE PROCEDURE OF ELECTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA, ELECTIONS TO THE SEIMAS, THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND MUNICIPAL COUNCILS OR THE PROCEDURE FOR CONDUCTING REFERENDUMS

 
Article 172. Hindering the Exercise of the Right of Elections or Referendums
1. A person who, using mental coercion or bribery or deception, hinders a person to exercise his right to elect, to be elected or to participate in a referendum or organises such hindering to exercise the right to elect, to be elected or to participate in the referendum
shall be punished by community service or by a fine or by restriction of liberty or by arrest or by a custodial sentence for a term of up to four years.
2. A person who commits the act provided for in paragraph 1 of this Article, where it results in the annulment of elections or a referendum,
shall be punished by a fine or by a custodial sentence for a term of up to five years.
3. A legal entity shall also be held liable for the acts provided for in this Article.

 
Article 173. Forgery of an Election or Referendum Document or Use of a Forged Election or Referendum Document
1. A person who, for the purpose of influencing the results of elections or a referendum, forges a voters' list, a list of the citizens having the right to participate in the referendum, a vote counting record, an election or referendum ballot, produces a large number of false election or referendum ballots or uses a forged or false election or referendum document or organises the forgery, production or use of such documents
shall be punished by community service or by a fine or by restriction of liberty or by arrest or by a custodial sentence for a term of up to four years.
2. A person who commits the act provided for in paragraph 1 of this Article, where it results in the annulment of elections or a referendum,
shall be punished by a custodial sentence for a term of up to five years.
3. A legal entity shall also be held liable for the acts provided for in this Article.

 
Article 174. Incorrect Counting of Election Votes
1. A person who, for the purpose of influencing the results of elections or a referendum, incorrectly counts and records election votes or votes of the citizens participating in the referendum or organises the incorrect counting or recording of the votes
shall be punished by community service or by a fine or by restriction of liberty or by arrest or by a custodial sentence for a term of up to four years.
2. A person who commits the act provided for in paragraph 1 of this Article, where it results in the annulment of elections or a referendum,
shall be punished by arrest or by a fine or by a custodial sentence for a term of up to five years.
3. A legal entity shall also be held liable for the acts provided for in this Article.

 
Article 175. Destruction, Spoiling, Seizure or Concealment of an Election or Referendum Document
1. A person who destroys, spoils, seizes or conceals a list of voters or the citizens having the right to participate in a referendum, an election or referendum ballot or a vote counting record, where this results in the annulment of the elections or the referendum or significantly influences the results of the elections or the referendum or organises the destruction, spoiling, seizure or concealing of these documents
shall be punished by community service or by a fine or by restriction of liberty or by arrest or by a custodial sentence for a term of up to five years.
2. A legal entity shall also be held liable for the acts provided for in this Article.

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