Administrative Offences Code (2001) (excerpts)

Administrative Offences Code of Russian Federation (2001) (excerpts)

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Chapter 5. Administrative Offences Encroaching Upon Citizens' Rights

Article 5.1. Violation of a Citizen's Right to Familiarize Themselves with a List of Voters or of Participants of a Referendum

 Violation of a citizen's right to familiarized themselves with a list of voters or of participants of a referendum, or failure to consider within the term established by the laws an application concerning an error in the list of voters or participants of a referendum, or the refusal to issue to a citizen an answer in writing about the reason for rejecting his application for introduction of a correction to a list of voters or participants of a referendum - shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of from ten to fifteen times the minimum wage.

Article 5.3. Failure to Carry Out a Decision of an Election Committee or a Referendum Committee

 Failure to carry out a decision of an election committee or a referendum committee taken within the scope of jurisdiction thereof - shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on officials in the amount of from ten to twenty times the minimum wage and on legal entities in the amount of from one hundred to two hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 5.4. Violation of the Procedure for Submitting Lists of Voters, or of Referendum Participants, or Data about Voters or about Participants of a Referendum

 Violation of the procedure for submitting lists of voters or participants of a referendum, or data about voters or participants of a referendum by the official who is responsible for it under the law - shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of from ten to twenty times the minimum wage.

Article 5.5. Violating the Established Procedure for Publishing Documents Connected with Preparation and Conduct of Elections and Referendums

 Violating the established procedure for publishing documents connected with preparation and conduct of elections and referendums by the mass media shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on officials in the amount of from ten to twenty times the minimum wage, and on legal entities in the amount of from one hundred to two hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 5.6. Violating the Rights of a Member of an Election Committee or of a Referendum Committee, of an Observer, of a Foreign (International) Observer, of an Agent of a Registered Candidate, of an Election Association and of an Election Block, or of a Representative of a Mass Medium

 Violating the rights of a member of an election committee or of a referendum committee, including those having deliberative functions but no vote, of an observer, of a foreign (international) observer, of an agent of a registered candidate, of an election association and of an election block, or of a representative of a mass medium, including the right to obtain in due time information on and copies of election documents or of referendum documents provided for by law -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from five to ten times the minimum wage, and on legal entities in the amount of from ten to twenty times the minimum wage.

Article 5.7. Refusal to Allow a Person to Go on Leave to Participate in Elections or in a Referendum

 The refusal of an employer to allow a registered candidate, an agent of a registered candidate, of an election association or of an electoral block to go on leave, provided for by the law, for canvassing or exercising any other activity provided for by the law, which can conduce the election of the registered candidate or list of candidates, as well as the refusal of an employer to excuse from work, in the procedure established by the law, a member of an election committee or of a referendum committee for participation in the preparation and conduct of elections or of a referendum -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of from fifteen to twenty times the minimum wage.

Article 5.8. Violating the Terms and Conditions of Canvassing and Campaigning during a Referendum Provided for by the Laws on Elections and Referendums

 Violating the terms and conditions, provided for by the laws on elections and referendums, in respect of canvassing and campaigning during a referendum on television and (or) via radio-broadcasting organisations and in periodicals -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on officials in the amount of from twenty to thirty times the minimum wage, and on legal entities in the amount of from two hundred to five hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 5.9. Violating the Terms and Conditions for Advertising and Other Types of Activity during an Election Campaign

 Violating the terms and conditions for advertising and other types of activity of candidates, or of registered candidates, or of election associations, or of electoral blocks, or of other persons and organisations whose advertising and other types of activity are subject to the requirements and limitations provided for by the laws on elections and referendums -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from ten to fifteen times the minimum wage, on officials in the amount of from twenty to thirty times the minimum wage and on legal entities in the amount of from two hundred to three hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 5.10. Conduct of a Pre-Election Campaign and Canvassing during a Referendum, When and Where It Is Prohibited by the Laws

 Pre-election campaigning and canvassing during a referendum, when such campaigning or canvassing is prohibited by the laws on elections and referendums, or where the conduct thereof is prohibited by the laws on elections and referendums -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from ten to fifteen times the minimum wage, on officials in the amount of from twenty to thirty times the minimum wage and on legal entities in the amount of from two hundred to three hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 5.11. Pre-election Campaigning and Canvassing during a Referendum by Persons Whose Participation in the Conduct Thereof Is Prohibited by Federal Law

 Pre-election campaigning and canvassing during a referendum by persons whose participation in the conduct thereof is prohibited by federal law -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from ten to fifteen times the minimum wage, on officials in the amount of from twenty to thirty times the minimum wage and on legal entities in the amount of from two hundred to three hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 5.12. Production and Dissemination of Anonymous Agitational Material

 Production and dissemination during preparation and conduct of elections or a referendum of printed or audiovisual agitational materials which do not contain the information, provided for by federal law, regarding their circulation and date of issue, the name and address of the organisation or the family name, name, patronymic and residence of the person who produced these printed or audiovisual materials, as well as the name of the organisation or the family name, name and patronymic of the person who ordered the production of these agitational printed or audiovisual materials, as well as the production of agitational printed and audiovisual materials where said data is not correct -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from ten to fifteen times the minimum wage, on officials in the amount of from twenty to thirty times the minimum wage and on legal entities in the amount of from two hundred to three hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 5.13. Failure to Provide an Opportunity for Promulgating a Refutation or Some Other Explanation in Defence of One's Honour, Dignity or Business Reputation

 Failure to provide an opportunity for promulgating a refutation or some other explanation in defence of the honour, dignity or business reputation of a registered candidate prior to the termination of the election campaign, in the event of promulgation (publication) in television or radio programs of the organisations, engaged in TV or radio-broadcasting, or in printed periodicals of information which may cause damage to the honour, dignity or business reputation of a registered candidate, where the provision of such an opportunity is obligatory in compliance with the federal law on elections and referendums -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on officials in the amount of from twenty to thirty times the minimum wage and on legal entities in the amount of from one hundred to two hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 5.14. Willful Elimination or Damage of Printed Materials Relating to Elections or a Referendum

 Willful elimination or damage of informational or agitational materials put up, in compliance with the law, on buildings, or constructions, or other objects with the consent of their owner or proprietor in the course of an election campaign, of the preparation or conduct of a referendum, or making inscriptions or pictures on informational or agitational printed materials -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of from five to ten times the minimum wage.

Article 5.15. Violating the Right to the Use of Premises in the Course of an Election Campaign or the Preparation and Conduct of a Referendum Established by the Laws on Elections and Referendums

 Violating the right of registered candidates, election associations, election blocks, or of initiating groups for conduct the of a referendum, established by the laws on elections and referendums, to the use on equal terms premises in the state or municipal ownership for meetings with voters or participants of a referendum -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on officials in the amount of from ten to twenty times the minimum wage.

Article 5.16. Bribery of Voters or Participants of a Referendum

 Giving voters or participants of a referendum monetary assets, or presents, or other items of material value, conducting a sale of goods at reduced prices or rendering services free of charge or under privileged conditions, as well as charitable activities in defiance of the federal laws on elections and referendums -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from twenty to twenty five times the minimum wage, on officials in the amount of from thirty to forty times the minimum wage and on legal entities in the amount of from three hundred to five hundred times the minimum amount of labour wages.

Article 5.17. Non-Submission or Non-Publication of a Report or Data about Receiving and Spending Assets Allocated for Preparation and Conduct of Elections or a Referendum

 1. Non-submission by a candidate, or by a registered candidate, or by a person who has been a candidate or a registered candidate, as well as by a person who has been elected a deputy or into any other elective office, or by an election association, or by an electoral block, or by an initiating group for the conduct of a referendum, or by a credit organisation, within the term established by the law, of a report or data about the sources and amounts of assets (endowments) contributed to the election fund or the fund for the conduct of a referendum, as well as about all the expenses connected with the conduct of elections or a referendum, or submission, pursuant to the laws, of incomplete data of that kind, or submission of an unreliable report or data -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on the candidate, or on a registered candidate, or on the person who has been a candidate or a registered candidate, or on the person who has been elected a deputy or into any other elective office, or on an authorized financial representative of an election association, or on the electoral block, or on the initiating group for the conduct of a referendum, or on an official of a credit organisation, in the amount of from twenty to twenty five times the minimum wage.
 2. Non-submission, or incomplete submission in compliance with the law, or untimely submission by the chairman of an election committee or a referendum committee to the mass media for publication of data about receiving and spending assets from election funds, from funds for participation in a referendum, or of the financial reports of candidates, or of registered candidates, or of election associations, or of electoral blocks -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of from ten to twenty times the minimum amount of labour wages.

Article 5.18. Unlawful Use of Monetary Assets by a Candidate, or a Registered Candidate, or an Election Association, or an Election Block, or an Initiating Group for the Conduct of a Referendum

 Use of monetary assets, apart from the assets one's own election fund, or of the fund for the participation in a referendum, as well as exceeding the maximum amount of expenditure, established by the law, from an election fund or a fund for the participation in a referendum, as well as spending monetary assets from an election fund or a fund for the participation in a referendum for purposes not provided by the law, by a candidate, or a registered candidate, or an election association, or an electoral block, or an initiating group for the conduct of a referendum, when the election campaign or the conduct of the referendum is financed, -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on the candidate, or on the person who has been a candidate or a registered candidate, or on the person who has been elected a deputy, as well as on the authorized financial representative of an initiating group for the conduct of a referendum in the amount of from twenty to twenty five times the minimum wage, on an election association or election associations which are included (were included) into an electoral block in the amount of from three hundred to five hundred times the minimum wage.
 Note. An administrative fine imposed on election associations which are included (or were included) into an electoral block shall be recovered in equal shares within the amount of the fine indicated in this Article.

Article 5.19. Use of Unlawful Material Support by a Candidate, or a Registered Candidate, or an Election Association, or an Electoral Block, or an Initiating Group for the Conduct of a Referendum

 Use in the course of an election campaign or during the preparation and conduct of a referendum by a candidate, or a registered candidate, or an election association, or an electoral block, or an initiating group for the conduct of a referendum, apart from the assets of the election fund or the fund for the conduct of a referendum, of the material support rendered by citizens, or legal entities, or branches, or representation offices and other subdivisions of legal entities, as well as of anonymous material support -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on the candidate, or on the registered candidate, or on the person who has been elected a deputy, or on the authorized financial representative of an initiating group for the conduct of a referendum, in the amount of from twenty to twenty five times the minimum wage accompanied by the confiscation of the subject of the administrative offence, and on an election association or election associations, which are included (or have been included) into an electoral block, from one hundred to two hundred times the minimum wage accompanied by the confiscation of the subject of the administrative offence.

Article 5.20. Financing an Election Campaign or the Conduct of a Referendum, other than from Election Funds or Funds for Participation in a Referendum, as Well as Rendering Any Other Material Support Prohibited by the Law

 Rendering financial or material support to the election campaign of a candidate, or of a registered candidate, or of an election association, or of an electoral block, to the activities of an initiating group for the conduct of a referendum, other than from their election funds, the funds for the conduct of a referendum, or carrying out works, or rendering services, or selling goods by legal entities free of charge or at unreasonably low prices -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from ten to fifteen times the minimum wage, on officials in the amount of from twenty to thirty times the minimum wage and on legal entities in the amount of from two hundred to three hundred times the minimum wage accompanied by confiscation of the subject of the administrative offence.

Article 5.21. Untimely Transfer of Assets to Election Committees, or to Candidates, or to Registered Candidates, or to Election Associations, or to Electoral Blocks, or to Initiating Groups for the Conduct of Referendums

 Failure to transfer, as well as transfer in violation of the terms established by the laws, by an executive body, or by a body of local self-government authorized to transfer the assets, or by a credit organisation, post-office, election committee, or by a referendum committee, of assets to election committees, or to referendum committees, or to candidates, or to registered candidates, or to election associations, or to electotal blocks, or to initiating groups for the conduct of referendums -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on officials in the amount of from thirty to fifty times the minimum wage.

Article 5.22. Unlawful Issue to a Citizen of a Ballot Paper or a Voting Paper for a Referendum

 Issue by a member of an election committee or of a referendum committee of a ballot paper or a voting paper for the referendum to a citizen for the purpose of providing him with an opportunity to vote for other persons or to vote more than once in the course of one and the same ballot, or issuing to a citizen a filled-in ballot paper or a voting paper for a referendum -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of from five to ten times the minimum wage.

Article 5.23. Making an Unregistered Number of Ballot Papers or Concealment of the Remainder of Ballot Papers

 Making an unregistered number of ballot papers or voting papers for a referendum as well as concealment of the remainder of ballot papers or voting papers for a referendum -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of from fifteen to twenty five times the minimum wage, on officials in the amount of from thirty to forty times the minimum wage and on legal entities in the amount of from three hundred to five hundred times the minimum wage.

Article 5.24. Violation of the Procedure Established by Law for Counting Votes

 Violation by the chairman or a member of an election committee of the procedure established by law for counting votes -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of from five to fifteen times the minimum wage.

Article 5.25. Non-Submission of Data about the Results of Voting or the Results of Elections

 1. Non-submission or untimely submission by the chairman of a district election committee or of a referendum committee of information about the results of voting to voters, or to registered candidates, or to election associations, or to electoral blocks, or to observers, or to foreign (international) observers, or to representatives of the mass media -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of from five to ten times the minimum wage.
 2. The same offence committed by the chairman of a territorial election committee or of a referendum committee, as well as violation by him of the terms for submitting data, or submission of incomplete data about the results of voting in the course of elections or a referendum to the mass media for publication- shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of from ten to twenty times the minimum wage.
 3. The offence provided for by Part 1 of this Article, if committed by the chairman of a circuit election committee or of a referendum committee, as well as violation by him of the terms of submitting data, or submission of incomplete data about the results of voting or the results of a referendum to the mass media for publication -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of from twenty to thirty times the minimum wage.
 4. The offence provided for by Part 3 of this Article, if committed by the chairman of an election committee or a referendum committee of a subject of the Russian Federation -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of from thirty to forty times the minimum wage.
 5. The offence provided for by Part 3 of this Article, if committed by the Chairman of the Central Election Committee of the Russian Federation -
 shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of from forty to fifty times the minimum wage.