38. Is there a ban on vote buying?

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Breakdown by Continent

Continent Yes No No data Countries researched
Africa 44
(86.3%)
4
(7.8%)
3
(5.9%)
51
Americas 31
(91.2%)
1
(2.9%)
2
(5.9%)
34
Asia 37
(100.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
37
Europe 39
(88.6%)
3
(6.8%)
2
(4.5%)
44
Oceania 14
(100.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
14
Total 165 8 7 180
Description: 
One type of campaign spending banned in many countries is the buying (and selling of votes), in other words to offer or provide financial or material incentives for voters to vote in a certain way or to abstain from voting.

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Afghanistan Yes

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Albania Yes

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Algeria Yes

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Andorra No

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Angola No

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Antigua and Barbuda Yes

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Argentina Yes

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Armenia Yes

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Australia Yes

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Austria Yes

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Azerbaijan Yes

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Bahamas Yes

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Bahrain Yes

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Bangladesh Yes

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Barbados Yes

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Belarus Yes

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Belgium Yes

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Belize Yes

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Benin Yes

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Bhutan Yes

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Bolivia Yes

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Yes

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Botswana Yes

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Brazil Yes

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Bulgaria Yes

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Burkina Faso Yes

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Burundi Yes

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Cabo Verde Yes

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Cambodia Yes

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Cameroon Yes

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Canada Yes

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Central African Republic No

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Chad Yes

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Chile Yes

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Colombia Yes

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Comoros Yes

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Congo, Democratic Republic of Yes

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Costa Rica No

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Cote d'Ivoire Yes

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Croatia No data

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Cyprus Yes

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Czech Republic Yes

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Denmark Yes

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Djibouti Yes

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Dominica Yes

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Dominican Republic Yes

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Ecuador Yes

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Egypt Yes

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El Salvador Yes

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Equatorial Guinea No data

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Estonia Yes

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Eswatini No data

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Ethiopia Yes

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Fiji Yes

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Finland Yes

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France Yes

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Gabon Yes

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Gambia Yes

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Georgia Yes

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Germany Yes

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Ghana Yes

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Greece Yes

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Grenada Yes

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Guatemala Yes

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Guinea Yes

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Guinea-Bissau Yes

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Guyana Yes

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Haiti Yes

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Honduras Yes

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Hungary Yes

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Iceland Yes

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India Yes

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Indonesia Yes

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Iran, Islamic Republic of Yes

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Iraq Yes

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Ireland Yes

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Israel Yes

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Italy Yes

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Jamaica Yes

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Japan Yes

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Jordan Yes

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Kazakhstan Yes

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Kenya Yes

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Kiribati Yes

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Korea, Republic of Yes

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Kyrgyzstan Yes

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Latvia Yes

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Lebanon Yes

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Lesotho Yes

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Liberia Yes

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Libya Yes

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Liechtenstein Yes

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Lithuania Yes

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Luxembourg Yes

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Madagascar Yes

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Malawi Yes

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Malaysia Yes

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Maldives Yes

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Mali Yes

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Malta Yes

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Marshall Islands Yes

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Mauritania No

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Mauritius Yes

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Mexico Yes

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Micronesia, Federated States of Yes

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Moldova, Republic of Yes

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Monaco No

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Mongolia Yes

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Montenegro Yes

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Morocco Yes

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Mozambique Yes

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Myanmar Yes

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Namibia Yes

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Nauru Yes

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Nepal Yes

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Netherlands Yes

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New Zealand Yes

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Nicaragua Yes

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Niger Yes

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Nigeria Yes

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North Macedonia, Republic of Yes

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Norway No

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Pakistan Yes

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Palau Yes

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Panama Yes

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Papua New Guinea Yes

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Paraguay Yes

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Peru Yes

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Philippines Yes

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Poland Yes

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Portugal Yes

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Republic of The Congo (Brazzaville) Yes

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Romania Yes

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Russian Federation Yes

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Rwanda Yes

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Saint Kitts and Nevis Yes

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Saint Lucia Yes

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Saint Vincent and The Grenadines Yes

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Samoa Yes

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San Marino Yes

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Sao Tome and Principe No data

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Senegal Yes

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Serbia No data

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Seychelles Yes

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Sierra Leone Yes

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Singapore Yes

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Slovakia Yes

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Slovenia Yes

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Solomon Islands Yes

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South Africa No

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Spain Yes

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Sri Lanka Yes

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Sudan Yes

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Suriname No data

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Sweden Yes

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Switzerland Yes

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Syrian Arab Republic Yes

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Taiwan Yes

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Tajikistan Yes

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Tanzania, United Republic of Yes

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Thailand Yes

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Timor-Leste Yes

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Togo Yes

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Tonga Yes

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Trinidad and Tobago Yes

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Tunisia Yes

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Turkey Yes

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Turkmenistan Yes

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Tuvalu Yes

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Uganda Yes

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Ukraine Yes

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United Kingdom Yes

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United States Yes

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Uruguay Yes

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Uzbekistan Yes

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Vanuatu Yes

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Venezuela No data

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Yemen Yes

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Zambia Yes

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Zimbabwe Yes

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