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The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012

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Undue influence

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69.—(1) A person (“P”) is guilty of a corrupt practice if P is guilty of undue influence.

(2) P is guilty of undue influence—

(a)if P, directly or indirectly, by himself or herself or by any other person on P’s behalf, makes use of or threatens to make use of any force, violence or restraint, or inflicts or threatens to inflict, by himself or herself or by any other person, any temporal or spiritual injury, damage, harm or loss upon or against any person in order to induce or compel that person to vote or refrain from voting, or on account of that person having voted or refrained from voting, or

(b)if, by abduction, duress or any fraudulent device or contrivance, P impedes or prevents, or intends to impede or prevent, the free exercise of the franchise of an elector or proxy for an elector, or so compels, induces or prevails upon, or intends so to compel, induce or prevail upon, an elector or proxy for an elector either to vote or to refrain from voting.

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