REFERENDUM ACT - 1977 (SMCD 143).

    Section - 9 - Bribery.

    A person commits the offence of bribery -

    (a) if he directly or indirectly by himself or by any other person on his behalf -

    (i) gives any money or procures any office to or for any other person on behalf of any voter, or to or for any other person in order to induce any voter to vote or refrain from voting; or

    (ii) corruptly does any such act on account of any voter having voted or refrained from voting, or

    (iii) gives any such money or makes any such procurement to or for any person in order to induce that person to procure, or endeavour to procure, the declaration of a majority of votes in favour of an issue or the vote of any voter; or

    (b) if upon or in consequence of any gift or procurement he procures or agrees, promises or endeavour to procure the declaration of a majority of votes in favour of an issue or the vote of any voter; or

    (c) if he advances or pays any money or causes any money to be paid to or to the use of any other person with the intent that such money or any part thereof shall be expended in bribery at a referendum, or knowingly pays any money or causes any money to be paid to any person in discharge or repayment of any money wholly or in part expended in bribery at a referendum; or

    (d) if before or during a referendum he directly or indirectly, by himself or by any other person on his behalf, receives, agrees or contracts for any money, gift, loan or valuable consideration or any office, place or employment for himself or for any other person for voting or agreeing to vote or for refraining or agreeing to refrain from voting; or

    (e) if after a referendum he directly or indirectly by himself or by any other person on his behalf receives any money or valuable consideration on account of any person having voted or refrained from voting or having induced any other person to vote or to refrain from voting.

    (2) For the purposes of subsection (1) of this section-

    (a) references to giving money include references to giving, lending, agreeing to give or lend, offering, promising and promising to procure or to endeavour to procure any money or valuable consideration; and

    (b) references to procuring office include references to giving, procuring, agreeing to give or procure, offering, promising and promising to procure or to endeavour to procure any office, place or employment.