REFERENDUM ACT - 1977 (SMCD 143).

    Section - 7 - Unlawful Communication at Referendum.

    (1) Every referendum officer clerk or interpreter attending at a polling station shall maintain and aid in maintaining the secrecy of voting and shall not, except for some purpose authorised by law, communicate to any person any information as to:-

    (a) the name of any voter who has or has not applied for a ballot paper or voted at a polling station; or

    (b) the number on the register of any voter who has or has not applied for a ballot paper or voted at a polling station; or

    (c) the official mark.

    (2) Every person attending at the counting of votes shall maintain and aid in maintaining the secrecy of voting and shall not communicate any information obtained at the counting of the votes as to the issue for which any vote is given on any particular ballot paper.

    (3) No person shall:-

    (a) interfere with or attempt to interfere with a voter when recording his vote; or

    (b) otherwise obtain or attempt to obtain in a polling station information as to the issue in favour of which a voter in that station is about to vote or has voted; or

    (c) communicate at any time to any person any information obtained in a polling station as to the issue in favour of which a voter in that station has voted or is about to vote, or as to the number on the ballot paper given to a voter at that station; or

    (d) directly or indirectly induce a voter to display his ballot paper after he has marked or selected it so as to make known to any person the issue in favour of which he has or has not voted.

    (4) No person who has undertaken to assist-

    (a) a blind voter to vote, or

    (b) a voter who is incapacitated from voting by any other physical cause to vote, shall communicate at any time to any person information as to the issue in favour of which that voter intends to vote or has voted, or as to the number on the ballot paper for the use of that vote.

    (5) Any person who contravenes any provision of this section commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.