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certificate, document, or evidence in relation thereto, to violate or refuse to comply with his duty or any law regulating the same; or knowingly receives the vote of any person not entitled to vote, or refuses to receive the vote of any person entitled to vote, or aids, counsels, procures or advises any such voter, person, or officer to do any act hereby made a crime, or omit to do any duty the omission of which is hereby made a crime, or attempt to do so, he shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not more than three years, or by both, and shall pay the costs of the prosecution. $ 5511, tit. 70, U. S. R. S., 2d ed.
acts in and
Unlawful acts in and concerning the registration of
SEC. 620. If, at any registration of voters for an elec- Unlawful tion for representative or delegate in the congress of the concernUnited States, any person knowingly personates and registraregisters, or attempts to register, in the name of any voters. other person, whether living, dead, or fictitious, or fraudulently registers, or fraudulently attempts to register, not having a lawful right so to do; or does any unlawful act to secure registration for himself, or any other person; or by force, threat, menace, intimidation, bribery, reward, or offer, or promise thereof, or other unlawful means, prevents or hinders any person having a lawful right to register from duly exercising such right; or compels or induces, by any of such means, or other unlawful means, any officer of registration to admit to registration any person not legally entitled thereto, or interferes in any manner with any officer of registration in the discharge of his duties, or by any such means, or other unlawful means, induces any officer of registration to violate or refuse to comply with his duty or any law regulating the same; or if any such officer knowingly and willfully registers as a voter any person not entitled to be registered, or refuses to so register any person entitled to be registered; or if any such officer or other person who has any duty to perform in relation to such registration or election in ascertaining,
announcing, or declaring the result thereof, or in giving or making any certificate, document, or evidence in relation thereto, knowingly neglects or refuses to perform any duty required by law, or violates any duty imposed by law, or does any act unauthorized by law, relating to or affecting such registration or election, or the result thereof, or any certificate, document, or evidence in relation thereto, or if any person aids, counsels, procures, or advises any such voter, person, or officer to do any act hereby made a crime, or to omit any act the omission of which is hereby made a crime, every such person shall be punishable as prescribed in the preceding section. § 5512, tit. 70, U. S. R. S., 2d ed.
What to be deemed a registration.
SEC. 621. Every registration made under the laws of any State or Territory, for any State or other election at which such representative or delegate in congress may be chosen, shall be deemed to be a registration within the meaning of the preceding section, notwithstanding such registration is also made for the purposes of any State, territorial or municipal election. $ 5513, same tit.
Presumption as to voting
Presumption as to voting.
Sec. 622. Whenever the laws of any State or Territory require that the name of a candidate or person to be voted for as a representative or delegate in congress shall be printed, written or contained on any ticket or ballot with the names of other candidates or persons to be voted for at the same election as State, territorial, municipal, or local officers, it shall be deemed sufficient prima facie evidence to convict any person charged with voting, or offering to vote, nnlawfully, under the provisions of this chapter (ch. 7, tit. 70 of U. S. R. S.), to prove that the person so charged cast, or offered to cast, such a ticket or ballot whereon the name of such representative or delegate might by law be printed, written, or contained, or that the person so charged committed any of the offenses denounced in this chapter with reference to such ticket or ballot. $ 5514, same tit.
Punishment of election officers who neglect or refuse
to perform their duties, etc.
SEC. 623. Every officer of an election at which any Punishrepresentative or delegate in congress is voted for, election whether such officer of election be appointed or created who negby or under any law or authority of the United St:.tes, refuse to or by or under any State, territorial, district or municipal their law or authority, who neglects or refuses to perform any duty in regard to such election required of him by any law of the United States, or of any State or Territory thereof; or who violates any duty so imposed; or who knowingly does any acts thereby unauthorized, with intent to affect any such election, or the result thereof; or who fraudulently makes any false certificate of the result of such election in regard to such representative or delegate; or who withholds, conceals, or destroys any certificate of record so required by law respecting the election of any such representative or delegate ; or who neglects or refuses to make and return such certificate as required by law; or who aids, counsels, procures, or advises, any voter, person, or officer to do any act by this or any of the preceding sections made a crime, or to omit to do any duty the omission of which is by this or any of such sections made a crime, or attempts to do so, shall be punished as prescribed in section fifty-five hundred and (ten), [eleven] ($ 619 ante). $ 5515, tit. 70, U. S. R. S., 2d ed. Penalty for hindering execution of process.
Sec. 624. Every person who willfully obstructs, hin- Penal ders, or prevents any officer or other person charged with in the execution of any warrant or process issued under the pre provisions of section nineteen hundred and eighty-four, and nineteen hundred and eighty-five, title. “Civil RIGHTS” (U. S. R. S.), or any person lawfully assisting him, from arresting any person for whose apprehension such warrant or process may have been issued; or rescues, or attempts to rescue, such person from the custody of the officer or other person lawfully assisting when so arrested, pursuant to the authority herein given; or aids, abets, or assists any person so arrested, directly or indirectly, to escape from the custody of the officer or other person legally
ond with for hinder
ing execution of process.
authorized to arrest the party ; or harbors or conceals any person for whose arrest a warrant or process has been issued, so as to prevent his discovery or arrest, after notice or knowledge of the fact that a warrant has been issued for the apprehension of such person, shall, for any such offenses be subject to a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or imprisonment not more than six months, or both. $ 5516, tit. 70, U. S. R. S., 2d ed.
Penalty for con
prevent officer froni dis
Marshals refusing to receive or execute a warrant. Marshals Sec. 625. Every marshal and deputy marshal who rereceive or fuses to receive any warrant or other process when tenwarrant.“ dered to him, issued in pursuance of the provisions of
section nineteen hundred and eighty-five, title “Civil
ing his duties.
Sec. 626. If two or more persons in any State or Terrispiring to tory conspire to prevent by force, intimidation or threat,
e any person from accepting or holding any office, trust, or charging place of confidence under the United States, or from dis
charging any duties thereof; or to induce by like means any officer of the United States to leave any State, district or place, where his duties as an officer are required to be performed, or to injure him in his person or property on account of his lawful discharge of the duties of his office, or while engaged in the lawful discharge thereof, or to injure his property so as to molest, interrupt, hinder, or impede him in the discharge of his official duties; each of such persons shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred nor more than five thousand dollars, or by imprisonment, with or without hard labor, not less than six months nor more than six years, or by both such fine and imprisonment. $ 5518, same tit.
Conspiring to deprive citizens of equal rights. Conspiring SEC. 627. If two or more persons in any State or Ter
ive ritory conspire or go in disguise on the highway, or on
the premises of another, for the purpose of depriving, citizens of either directly or indirectly, any person or class of per rights. sons of the equal protection of the laws, or of equal privileges and immunities under the laws; or for the purpose of preventing or hindering the constituted authorities of any State or Territory from giving or securing to all persons within such State or Territory the equal protection of the laws; each of such persons shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred nor more than five thousand dollars, or by iinprisonment, with or without hard labor, not less than six months nor more than six years, or by both such fine and imprisoninent. $ 5319, tit. 70, 0. S. R. S., 2d ed.
Conspiracy to prevent citizens from supporting any elector or member of congress and penalty therefor.
SEC. 628. If two or more persons in any State or Terri- Conspiracy tory conspire to prevent by force, intimidation or threat citPze any citizen who is lawfully entitled to vote, from giving porting his support or advocacy, in a legal manner, toward or in or member favor of the election of any lawfully qualified person as gress, and an elector for president or vice-president, or as a mem- therefor. ber of the congress of the United States, or to injure any citizen in person or property on account of such support or advocacy, each of such persons shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred nor more than five thousand dollars, or by imprisonment, with or without hard labor, not less than six months nor more than six years, or by both such fine and imprisonment. $ 5520, same tit.
Neglect, etc., of duties by supervisor or deputy marshal.
SEC. 629. If any person be appointed a supervisor of Neglect, election, or a special deputy marshal under the provisions duties by of title “THE ELECTIVE FRANCHISE” U.S. R. S.), and or deputy has taken the oath of office as such supervisor of election or such special deputy marshal, and thereafter neglects or refuses, without good and lawful excuse, to perform and discharge fully the duties, obligations and requirements of such office until the expiration of the term for which he was appointed, he shall not only be subject to