REFERENDUM ACT - 1977 (SMCD 143).

    Section - 6 - Offences by Referendum Officers.

    Any referendum officer, clerk, interpreter or other person having any duty to perform whether in pursuance of this Decree or otherwise, in relation to a referendum who-

    (a) makes in any record, return of other document which he is required to keep or make in pursuance of this Decree any entry which he knows or has reasonable cause to believe to be false, or does not believe to be true, or

    (b) permits any person whom he knows or has reasonable cause to believe not to be a person who is blind or incapacitated from voting by other physical cause to vote in the manner provided for such persons, or

    (c) refuses to permit any person whom he knows or has reasonable cause to believe to be a person who is blind or incapacitated from voting by other physical cause to vote in the manner provided for such persons, or

    (d) wilfully prevents any person from voting at the polling station at which he knows or has reasonable cause to believe such person is entitled to vote, or

    (e) wilfully, rejects or refuses to count any ballot paper which he knows or has reasonable cause to believe is validly cast in favour of an issue, or

    (f) wilfully counts any ballot paper as being cast in favour of an issue which he knows or has reasonable cause to believe was not validly cast for such issue, or

    (g) without reasonable cause acts or omits to act in breach of his official duty,

    commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.