Bribing Voters

Bribing Voters in Europe

Bribing Voters in Germany

Provisions relating to bribing voters in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Four, under the heading “Offences Against Constitutional Organs and in the Context of Elections and Ballots,” located in Section 108b Bribing voters, which reads: (1) Whosoever offers, promises or furnishes to another gifts or other benefits for not voting or for voting in a particular manner, shall be liable to imprisonment of not more than five years or a fine. (2) Whosoever requests, is promised or accepts gifts or other benefits in exchange for not voting or voting in a particular manner, shall incur the same penalty.



  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to bribing voters is current as of 2010

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