38. Is there a ban on vote buying? - Latvia

38. Is there a ban on vote buying?

Section 90. Hindrance of Exercising the Right to Vote, the Right to Participate in Initiation of Legislation, Initiation of National Referendums and Supporting of the European Citizens' Initiative

(2) For a person who knowingly commits hindrance of exercising the right to freely elect members of the parliament and to be elected or to freely participate in a national referendum organised in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Latvia, by the use of violence, fraud, threats, payoffs, or other unlawful means, the applicable punishment is the deprivation of liberty for a period of up to three years or temporary deprivation of liberty, or community service, or a fine.


Article 90.2, The Criminal Law, the amended version of the law in force from 03.07.2019 to 30.06.2020, Latvijas Vēstnesis, 199/200, 08.07.1998