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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

Sections 150 to 154 : Provisions relating to offences

300.Section 150 and Schedule 20 set out the penalties for all the criminal offences created by the Act.

301.Sections 151 to 153 are concerned with summary proceedings and offences committed by bodies corporate and unincorporated associations. Section 154 requires the courts to notify the Electoral Commission of the conviction of any person under the provisions of the Act or under any enactment relating to elections. Such notifications will enable the Commission to check whether a person registered as a party’s treasurer or as the treasurer of an accounting unit, or as a deputy treasurer, is disbarred from holding such office by virtue of sections 24(8), 27(3) and 74(3) respectively.

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