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Article 249

(Forgery, or Increasing or Decreasing Votes)

(1) Any person who forges, or increases or decreases the number of votes, shall be punished by imprisonment with prison labor for not more than
seven years. 

(2) A member or employee of an election commission, public official (including a voting clerk, advance polling clerk and ballot-counting clerk) related to election affairs, or person who is engaged in such affairs, if committing an act provided in paragraph (1), shall be punished by imprisonment with prison labor for not less than three years and but more than ten years.

<Amended by Act No. 12267, Jan. 17, 2014>