Falsification of Election Documents

Falsification of Election Documents in Europe

Falsification of Election Documents in Germany

Provisions relating to falsification of election documents 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 107b Falsification of election documents, which reads: (1) Whosoever secures his registration in the electoral rolls (election register) 1. by means of false statements; 2. registers another as a voter, whom he knows to have no right to be registered; 3. prevents the registration of an eligible voter though he knows of his eligibility to vote; 4. permits himself to be nominated as a candidate in an election, although he is ineligible, shall be liable to imprisonment of not more than six months or a fine of not more than one hundred and eighty daily units unless the offence is subject to a more severe penalty under other provisions. (2) The issuance of election papers for direct elections in the social security system shall be equivalent to registration in the voter rolls as a voter.

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  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to falsification of election documents is current as of 2010

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