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

Country: 
Vanuatu
Question: 
38. Is there a ban on vote buying?
Answer: 
Yes
Comments: 

 Bribery is an offence under Part 15 of the Representation of the People Act, 1982.

Source: 

        "A person commits the offence of bribery if he directly or indirectly by himself or by any other person carries out any of the following actions:

(i)         gives any money or procures any office to or for any voter or to or for any other person on behalf of any voter or to or for any other person in order to induce any voter to vote or refrain from voting;

(ii)        corruptly does any such act on account of any voter having voted or refrained from voting; or

(iii)       makes any such gift or procurement to or for any person in order to induce that person to procure, or endeavour to procure, the election of any candidate or the vote of any voter;

or if upon or in consequence of any such gift or procurement he procures or engages, promises or endeavours to procure the election of any candidate or the vote of any voter"

Source: Section 45 (1) Representation of the People Act, 1982.