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name of any other person, or in or under any false, assumed or fictitious name, or in or under any name not his own; or shall knowingly or fraudulently register in two election districts; or, having registered in one district, shall fraudulently attempt, or offer to register in another; or shall fraudulently register, or attempt or offer to register in any election district not having a lawful right to register therein ; or shall knowingly or willfully do any unlawful act to secure registration for himself or any other person; or shall knowingly, willfully or fraudulently, by false personation or otherwise, or by any unlawful means, cause or procure, or attempt to cause or procure the name of any qualified voter in any election district to be erased or stricken from any registry of the voters of such district, made in pursuance of this act, or otherwise than is in this act provided; or by force, threat, menace, intimidation, bribery, reward or offer, or promise thereof, or other unlawful means, prevent, hinder or delay any person having a lawful right to register or be registered, from duly exercising such right; or who shall knowingly, willfully or fraudulently compel or induce, or attempt or offer to compel or induce by such means, or any unlawful means, any inspector of election or other officer of registration, in any election district, to register or admit to registration any person not lawfully entitled to registration in such district, or to register any false, assumed or fictitious name, or any name or any person, except as provided in this act; or shall knowingly or willfully, or fraudulently interfere with, hinder or delay, any inspector of election or other officer of registration in the discharge of his duties or counsel, advise or induce, or attempt to induce any such inspector or other officer to refuse or neglect to comply with, or to perform his duties, or to violate any law prescribing or regulating the same; or shall aid, counsel, procure or advise any voter, person, inspector of election or other officer of registration, to do any act by law forbidden, or in this act constituted an offense, or to omit to do any act by law directed to be done, every such person shall upon conviction thereof be adjudged guilty of a felony,

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and shall be punished by imprisonment in a State prison not less than one nor more than five years. $ 64, ch. 675, 1872.

Offenses at elections, and punishment. Offenses at Sec. 495. If, at any election hereafter held in the city and pun- and county of New York, any person shall falsely person.

ate any elector or other person, and vote, or attempt, or offer to vote in or upon the name of such elector or other person ; or shall vote or attempt to vote in or upon the name of any other person, whether living or dead, or in or upon any false, assumed or fictitious name, or in or npon any name not his own; or shall knowingly, willfully or fraudulently vote more than once for any candidate for the same office, except as anthorized by law, or shall vote or attempt or offer to vote in any election district without having a lawful right to vote therein, or vote more than once, or vote in more than one election district, or having once voted, shall vote, or attempt or offer to vote again; or shall knowingly, willfully or fraudulently do any unlawful act to secure a right, or an opportunity, to vote for himself or for any other person; or shall by force, threat, menace, intimidation, bribery, or reward, or offer, or promise thereof, or otherwise unlawfully, either directly or indirectly, influence, or attempt to influence any elector in giving his vote, or prevent or hinder, or attempt to prevent or hinder, any qualified voter from freely exercising the rights of snffrage, or by any such means induce, or attempt to induce, any such voter to refuse to exercise any such right; or shall by any such means, or otherwise, compel or induce, or attempt to compel or induce, any inspector of election or other officer of election, in any election district, to receive the vote of any person not legally qualified or entitled to vote at the said election in such district; or shall knowingly, willfully or fraudulently interfere with, delay or hinder in any manner any inspector of election, poll-clerk or other officer of election, in the discharge of his duties; or by any of such means, or other unlawful means, knowingly, willfully, or fraudulently, counsel, advise, induce, or attempt to induce, any inspector of election, poll-clerk, or other officer of elec

tion, whose duty it is to ascertain, proclaim, announce, or declare the result of any such election, or to give or make any certificate, document, report, return, or other evidence in relation thereto, to refuse or neglect to comply with his duty, or to violate any law regulating the same, or to receive the vote of any person, in any election district, not entitled to vote therein, or to refuse to receive the vote of any person entitled to vote therein ; or shall aid, counsel, advise, procure, or assist, any voter, person, or inspector of election, or other officer of election, to do any act by law forbidden, or in this act constituted an offense, or to admit to do any act by law directed to be done; every such person shall, upon conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a felony, and shall be punished for each and every such offense by imprisonment in a State prison for not less than one nor more than five years. $ 65, ch. 675, 1872.

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Sec. 496. If any poll-clerk, or any inspector of elec- Certain tion, performing the duties of poll-clerk, shall willfully poli-clerks keep a false poll-list, or shall knowingly insert in his poll- to be fellist any false statement, or any name or statement, or any check, letter or mark, except as in this act provided, he shall, upon conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a felony, and shall be punished by imprisonment in a State prison for not less than one nor more than five years. $ 66, same ch.

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SEC. 497. Every inspector of election who shall will- Certain fully exclude any vote duly tendered, knowing that the spectors person offering the same is lawfully entitled to vote at felonies. such election, or shall willfully receive a vote from any person who has been duly challenged, in relation to his right to vote at such election, without exacting from such person such oath or other proof of qualification as may be required by law, or who shall willfully omit to challenge any person offering to vote, whom he knows or suspects not to be entitled to vote, and who has not been challenged by any other person, shall, upon conviction

thereof, be adjudged guilty of a felony, and shall be punished by imprisonment in a State prison for not.more than two years. $ 67, ch. 675, 1872.

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SEC. 498. Every inspector of election, member of any officer of board of canvassers, messenger, poll-clerk, or other officer member of authorized to take part in or perform any duty in relacanvassers tion to any can vass or official statement of the votes cast at

any election, or who shall willfully make any false canvass of such votes, who shall make, sign, publish, or deliver, any false return of such election, or any false certificate or statement of the result of such election, knowing the same to be false, or who shall willfully deface, destroy or conceal any statement or certificate intrusted to his care or custody, shall, on conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a felony, and shall be punished by imprisonment in a State prison not less than two nor more than five years. $ 68, same ch.

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Stuffing ballot boxes.

SEC. 499. If any person other than an inspector of election shall at any such election, knowingly and willfully put, or cause to be put, any ballot or ballots, or other paper having the semblance thereof, into any box used at such election for the reception of votes'; or if any such inspector shall knowingly and willfully cause or permit any ballots to be in said box at the opening of the polls and before voting shall have commenced; or shall knowingly and willfully, or fraudulently put any ballot or other paper having the semblance thereof into any such box at any such election, unless the same shall be offered by an elector, and his name shall have been found and checked upon the register, as herein before provided ; or if any such inspector, or other officer or person, shall fraudulently, during the canvass of ballots, in any manner change, substitute or alter any ballot taken from the box then being canvassed, or from any box which has not been canvassed, or shall remove any ballot, or semblance therefrom, or add any ballot, or semblance thereof to the ballots taken from the box then being canvassed, or from any box which has not been canvassed, every such person shall, upon conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of felony, and shall be punished by imprisonment in a State prison for not less than one nor more than five years. $ 69, ch. 675, 1872.

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Fraudulent, corrupt and willful neglect of duty on part of election officers declared a felony SEC. 500. If any inspector of election, poll-clerk, or Fraudu:

lent, corother officer of registration, revision, election, or canvass, rupt, and in [of] whom any duty is required in this act, or by the neglect of

duty on general election laws of this state, so far as the same are part of consistent with the provisions of this act, shall be guilty Officers of any willful neglect of such duty, or of any corrupt or felony. fraudulent conduct or practice in the execution of the same, he shall, on conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a felony, and shall be punished by imprisonment in a State prison for not less than one nor more than five years. $ 70, same ch.

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ing, removing, secreting, altering, or erasing any register, returns, etc., or permitting others to so do declared felonies. SEC. 501. Every inspector of election, poll-clerk, or Acts of

and election other officer or person having the custody of any record, officers in register of votes, or copy thereof, oath, return of votes, destroycertificate, poll-list, or of any paper, document, or evi- lating, dence of any description, in this act directed to be made, filed or preserved, who is guilty of stealing, willfully de- erasingany stroying, mutilating, defacing, falsifying, or fraudulently returns, removing or secreting the whole or any part thereof, or permit who shall fraudulently make any entry, erasure, or alter- to so do ation therein, except as allowed and directed by the pro- felonies, visions of this act, or who permits any other person so to do, shall, upon conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a felony, and shall be punished for each and every such offense by imprisonment in a State prison, not exceeding five years, and shall in addition thereto forfeit his office. $ 71, same ch.

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