The Prevention of Electoral Abuses Act, 1923


Corrupt Practices.

Definition of corrupt practice.

1.—(1) The expression “corrupt practices” as used in this Act means any of the offences stated in this section to be a corrupt practice, and any person who commits any of such offences shall be guilty of a corrupt practice.

(2) The following offences as more fully defined in the following sections of this Part of this Act shall be corrupt practices, that is to say:—

(a) bribery,

(b) personation,

(c) treating,

(d) undue influence.

(3) The following offences shall also be corrupt practices, that is to say:—

(a) aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring the commission of the offence of personation;

(b) knowingly publishing, before or during a Dáil or Seanad election, a false statement of the withdrawal of a candidate at such election.