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Officers of election aiding in


as such, induces or attempts to induce any elector, either by menace or reward, or promise thereof, to vote differently from what such elector intended or desired to vote, is guilty of felony (Pen. Code, Sec. 53).

Every officer or clerk of election who aids in changing or

destroying any poll list or official ballot, or in wrongfully wrongdoing. placing any ballots in the ballot box, or in taking any there

from, or adds, or attempts to add, any ballots to those legally polled at such election, either by fraudulently introducing the same into the ballot box, before or after the ballots therein have been counted, or adds to or mixes with, or attempts to add to or mix with, the ballots polled, any other ballots, while the same are being counted or canvassed, or at any other time, with intent to change the result of such election, or allows another to do so, when in his power to prevent it, or carries away or destroys, or knowingly allows another to carry away or destroy, any poll list, ballot box, or ballots lawfully polled, is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than two nor more than seven years (Pen. Code, Sec. 57a).

It is unlawful for any person, directly or indirectly, by violence,

himself or any other person in his behalf, to make use of, or threaten to make use of, any force, violence, or restraint, or to inflict or to threaten the infliction, by himself or through any other person, of any injury, damage, harm, or loss, or in any manner to practice intimidation upon or against any person, in order to induce or compel such person to vote or refrain from voting at any election, or to vote or refrain from voting for any particular person or persons at any election, or on account of such person or persons at any election, or on account of such person having voted or refrained from voting at any election. And it is unlawful for any person, by abduction, duress, or any forcible or fraudulent device or contrivance whatever, to impede, prevent, or otherwise interfere with the free exercise of the elective franchise 'by any voter;, or to compel, induce, or prevail upon any voter, either to give or refrain from giving his vote at any election, or to give or refrain from giving his vote for any particular person or persons at any election.

Any person or corporation violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor, and any corporation violating this section shall forfeit its charter (Pen. Code, Sec. 59).

or restraint used to influence vote.

ROBERT L. TELFER, Superintendent

Sacramento, California

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