219. Every person who
(1) being a candidate, or with a candidate’s consent, attempts to influence the vote of an elector or to induce him to abstain from voting by promising or giving him any benefit, or
(2) to obtain or because he has obtained a benefit, votes or agrees to vote for a candidate or abstains or agrees to abstain from voting,
is guilty of an offence.
The foods or non-alcoholic beverages served or consumed at a meeting held by a candidate or the candidates on a recognized ticket do not constitute benefits for the purposes of the first paragraph.