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declared felonies.

not oficers tioned in the last preceding section, who is guilty of any

of the acts specified in said section, or who advises, procures, or abets the commission of the same, or any of them, shall, upon conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a felony, and for each and every such offense shall be punished by imprisonment in a State prison, not exceeding five years. $ 72, ch. 675, 1872.

False swearing under thi: act de

False swearing under this act declared perjury.

SEC. 503. Any person who shall be convicted of willunder this ful and corrupt false swearing or affirming, in taking any clared per- oath or affirmation prescribed by, or upon any examina

tion provided for, in this act, or upon being challenged as unqualified, upon offering to register or vote, shall be adjudged guilty of willful and corrupt perjury. $ 73, same ch.

jury.

or procur

to swear

Instigating or procuring others to swear false, declared

subornation of perjury. Instigating Sec. 504. Every person who shall willfully and coring others ruptly instigate, advise, induce or procure any person to false, der swear or affirm falsely, as aforesaid, or attempt or offer ornation of so to do, shall be adjudged guilty of subornation of per

jury, and shall, upon conviction thereof, suffer the punishment directed by law in cases of willful and corrupt perjury. $ 74, same ch..

perjury.

ing to

a voter of

declared felonies.

Acts tending to defraud a voter of his vote, declared

felonies. Acts tend- SEC. 505. If any person shall fraudulently change or defraud alter the ballot of any elector, or substitute one ballot for his vote, another, or fraudulently furnish any elector with a ballot

containing more than the proper number of names, or shall intentionally practice any fraud upon any elector to induce him to deposit a ballot as his vote, and to have the same thrown out and not counted, or to have the same counted for a person or candidate other than the person or candidate for whom such elector intended to vote, or otherwise defraud him of his vote: every such person shall, on conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a felony, and shall, if an inspector of election, poll-clerk, or other officer of election, be punished with imprison

felons

ment in a State prison not less than two nor more than
five years, and if not such inspector, poll-clerk, or other
officer of election, shall be punished by imprisonment in
a State prison for not less than one nor more than five
years. $ 75, ch. 675, 1872.
Convicted felons offering to vote, unless pardoned, guilty

of felony.

Sec. 506. If any person who shall have been convicted Convicted of bribery, felony, or other infamous crime under the offering to laws of this State, shall thereafter vote or offer to vote at less parany election in the city and county of New York, with-guilty of out having been pardoned and restored to all the rights of a citizen, he shall, upon conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a felony, and for each and every such offense shall be punished by imprisonment in a State prison for not less than one nor more than three years. $ 76, same ch.

vote, un

doned,

ing any

command

inspectors

Disobeying any lawful command of board of inspectors declared a misdemeanor.

SEC. 507. If any person shall willfully disobey any Disobeylawful command of an inspector of election, or of any board lawful of inspectors of election, given in the execution of his or of board of their duty as such, at any election, he shall, upon convic- declared a tion thereof, be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor, and meanor. shall be punished by imprisonment in a penitentiary for not less than thirty days nor more than one year, or by a fine of not less than two hundred and fifty nor more than one thousand dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment. $ 77, same ch.

Certain disorderly acts at places of registration and polls of election, declared felonies. SEC. 508. If, at any general registration of voters or certain

disorderly revision thereof, or on any day of election, or during the acts at canvass of the votes cast thereat, any person shall cause registraany breach of the peace, or use any disorderly violence or polls of threats of violence, whereby any such registration, re- declared vision, election, or canvass shall be impeded or hindered, or whereby the lawful proceedings of any inspector of election, or board of inspectors of election, or poll-clerk, or other officer of such election, or chal

places of

tion and!

election,

felonies.

lenger, or person designated to be present at the canvass of any ballots, as herein before provided, are interfered with, every such person shall, upon conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in a State prison, for not less than one nor more than five years. $ 78, ch. 675, 1872.

Acts of interference with election officers.

Acts of interference with election officers.

Sec. 509. If any person knowingly or willfully ence with obstruct, hinder, assault, or by bribery, solicitation or

otherwise, interfere with any inspector of election, pollclerk, challenger, or person designated as provided in this act, to be present at the canvass of any ballots, in the performance of any duty required of him, or which he may by law be authorized or permitted to perform; or if any person, by any of the means before mentioned, or otherwise unlawfully, shall, on the day of registration, revision of registration, or of election, hinder or prevent any inspector of election, poll-clerk, challenger, or person designated, as provided in this act, to be present at the canvass of ballots in his free attendance and presence at the place of registration, or of election in the election district, in and for which he is appointed or designated to serve, or in his full and free access and egress, to and from any such place of registration, revision of registration, or of election, or to and from any room where any such registration, revision of registration, or election, or canvass of votes, or of making any returns or certificates thereof, may be had or shall molest, interfere with, remove or eject from any such place of registration, or poll of election, or of canvassing ballots cast thereat, or of making returns or certificates thereof, any such inspector of election, poll-clerk, challenger, or person designated, as provided in this act, to watch the canvass of any ballots, save as otherwise provided in this act, or shall unlawfully threaten, or attempt, or offer so to do, every such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in a penitentiary for not less than six months, nor more than one year, or shall be fined not less than five hundred

nor more than two thousand dollars, or both. $ 79, ch. 675, 1872.

neglect or

perform

inspector

misde

Willful neglect or refusal to perform duties of inspector declared a misdemeanor.

SEC. 510. Any inspector of election, who shall willfully Willful neglect, or when called on, shall willfully decline to exer- refusal to cise the powers conferred on him in this act, for any of duties of the purposes set forth in section nineteen of this act ($ 450, declared a ante), be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on con- meanor. viction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in a penitentiary for not less than thirty days, nor more than one year, or by a fine of not less than two hundred and fifty, nor more than one thousand dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment. $ 80, same ch.

ing or

ballots,

Stealing or destroying, secreting or removing ballotboxes or ballots, poll-lists, reports, returns, certificates, etc., declared a felony. Sec. 511. If any person shall, upon the day of any such Stealing or

destroyelection, or before the canvass of votes is completed, ing, secretsteal, or willfully break or destroy any ballot-box used, removing or intended to be used, at such election, or shall willfully bores or or fraudulently conceal, secrete, or remove any such box poll-lists, from the custody of the inspectors of election, or shall rett alter, deface, injure, destroy, or conceal any ballot which has been deposited in any ballot-box at such election, a fe which has not been already counted and canvassed, or any poll-list used, or intended to be used at such election, or any report, return, certificate, or other evidence in this act required, as provided for, shall, on conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a felony, and shall, for each and every such offense, be punished by imprisonment in a State prison, for not less than two nor more than five years. $ 81, same ch.

certincates, etc., declared

Inspectors and poll-clerks admitting persons to registration willfully and unlawfully, guilty of a misdemeanor. Seo. 512. If in any election district, at any general Inspectors

and pollregistration of voters or revision thereof, or at any elec- clerks adtion hereafter held in the city and county of New York, persons to any inspector of election or poll-clerk shall knowingly or tion will willfully admit any person to registration, or make any unlaw

mitting

registra

fully and

of a mis

fully,guilty entry upon any register of voters or poll-book, or receive demeanor. any vote, or proceed with the canvass of ballots, or shall

consent thereto, unless a majority of all the inspectors of election, in said election district, are present and concur, he shall, upon conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not less than thirty nor more than sixty days, or fined not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment. If any inspector of election in any election district shall, without urgent necessity, absent himself from the place of registration or the polls in said district, upon any day of registration or election, whereby less than a majority of all the inspectors in such election district shall be present during the hours of registration, election or canvass of ballots, he shall, upon conviction, be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not less than sixty days nor more than six months, or shall be fined not less than five hundred nor more than one thousand dollars, or both. $ 82, ch. 675, 1872.

District attorney to prosecute all complaints of violations of this act to final judgment

District attorney to prosecute all complaints of violations of this act to final judgment.

SEC. 513. It is hereby made the especial duty of the prosecute district attorney of the county of New York to immedi

ately prosecute all complaints which may be made of a
violation of any of the provisions of this act, or of the
election laws of the State, to final judgment; and the
court before which any conviction for such violation shall
be had shall not, in any case, suspend sentence of judg-
ment for more than ten days; but no indictment for
such violation shall be brought to trial unless the
complainant (if any), if he can be found, shall have at
least two days' notice, in writing, from the said district
attorney, of the day when he intends to try the same. Ŝ
83, same ch.
Keeping ballots, electioneering and distributing tickets

in polling-places, declared a misdemeanor. Keeping Sec. 514. It shall be unlawful for any inspector of

election, poll-clerk, challenger, or person designated as

ballots, election

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