Criminal Code of the Republic of Hungary (2012) (excerpts)

Act C of 2012
on the Criminal Code

(excerpts)

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CHAPTER XXXIV
CRIMINAL OFFENSES RELATED ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES


Criminal Offences related to Elections, Referendum, Popular Initiative and
European Citizens’ Initiative


Section 350
(1) Any person who, in the course of elections, referendum, popular initiative or European
citizens’ initiative held under the Act on Election Procedures:
a) obtains nomination by violating the rules of nomination, by force or threat of force,
deception or by offering financial benefits;
b) obtains signatures for holding a referendum, popular initiative or European citizens’
initiative by force or threat of force, deception or by offering financial benefits;
c) votes without entitlement;
d) signs without entitlement, indicates false data;
e) obstructs any voter from participating in the election, referendum, popular initiative or
European citizens’ initiative by force, threat of force or deception, or makes any attempt to
influence such person by offering financial benefits;
f) infringes upon the confidentiality of the election or referendum;
g) falsifies the result of the elections, referendum, popular initiative or European citizens’
initiative;
h) receives financial benefits in the nomination process for being nominated, or for his
signature in support of a referendum, popular initiative or European citizens’ initiative;
i) demands financial benefits for his vote, and receives financial benefits therefor;
is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment not exceeding three years.
(2) Any person who, in the process of registration of candidacy in elections of representatives
of nationality self-governments makes a false statement in connection with his previous
candidacy for nationality self-government shall be punishable in accordance with Subsection (1).

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