Lima, June 4, 2021Updated on 06/04/2021 10:45 pm
The Public ministry reminded the Peruvian population of a series of actions that constitute an electoral crime, as well as the corresponding sanctions, a few hours after the second round of elections. Peru General Elections of 2021, which will take place on Sunday, June 6.
Through your account at Twitter, the Prosecutor’s Office asked to avoid acting against the law and detailed what actions constitute an electoral crime:
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- Making political propaganda within the 24 hours prior to June 6 has a custodial sentence of not less than 2 years.
- Preventing a voter from exercising his right to vote has a custodial sentence of not less than 1 nor more than 4 years.
- Using violence or threats to impede the development of the electoral process is punishable by imprisonment of no less than 3 years and no more than 10 years.
- Inducing a voter not to vote or to vote in a certain sense is punishable by imprisonment of not less than one year nor more than 4.
- Impersonating a voter or voting more than once is punishable by imprisonment of no less than 1 and no more than 4 years.
- Voting with someone else’s DNI or without having the right to vote has a custodial sentence of no less than 6 months and no more than 2 years.
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- Falsifying or destroying amphorae, tally sheets, electoral records or DNI has a custodial sentence of not less than 2 years nor more than 8 years.
- Carrying arms from one day before the elections and until one day after them is punishable by imprisonment of no less than 1 month and no more than 1 year.
- Spreading dangerous or contagious diseases has a custodial sentence of not less than 3 nor more than 10 years.
- Violating sanitary measures receives a sanction of not less than 6 months nor more than 3 years.
- Selling alcoholic beverages in violation of the Prohibition Law 24 hours before and 24 hours after the electoral act receives a custodial sentence of no more than 6 months.
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The Public Ministry also remarked that from the beginning of the electoral act – June 6 – it will identify crimes against the popular will, acts of violence or threats against electoral authorities, acts that disturb public tranquility and crimes of discrimination and incitement to it.
“The Public Ministry remains alert by taking actions to prevent crime”, sentenced the entity in its Twitter account.
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