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CRIMINAL LIABILITY FOR CRIMES IN THE FIELD OF ELECTORAL LEGISLATION

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PDF: Author(s): Sorokina N. V.
Number of journal: 3(40) Date: August 2017
Annotation:

This article examines the criminal liability for crimes in the field of electoral legislation, analyzes the norms of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation for protection of electoral rights of citizens. Each element of the crime in the field of suffrage is dealt with separately. Also, the article draws a parallel between the norms of administrative law and the norms of criminal law in the sphere of electoral relations. In conclusion, it is noted that the judicial practice testifies to the existence of sufficiently serious cases of violation of the electoral legislation when it is necessary to bring persons to criminal liability. The norms of criminal legislation in the field of suffrage are certain guarantees of implementation of the electoral rights of citizens. Their importance is a serious legislative guarantee of holding the «clean elections».

Keywords:

elections, voters, electoral legislation, election commissions, results of voting, direct democracy, crime, referendum, criminal responsibility, falsification, financing of the election campaign.

For citation:

Сорокина Н. В. Уголовная ответственность за преступления в области избирательного законодательства // Business. Education. Law. Bulletin of Volgograd Business Institute. 2017. No. 3 (40). P. 156–162.