§3-9-19. Violations concerning absent voters' ballots; penalties


Published: 2015

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WVC 3 - 9 - 19

§3-9-19. Violations concerning absent voters' ballots; penalties.

     (a) Any person who, with the intent to commit fraud, obtains,

removes, or disseminates an absent voters' ballot, intimidates an

absent voter, or completes or alters an absent voters' ballot, is

guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not

less than $10,000 nor more than $20,000, imprisoned in a state

correctional facility for not less than one nor more than five

years, or both fined and imprisoned.

     (b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, any person

who, having procured an absent voter's official ballot or ballots,

shall wilfully neglect or refuse to return the same as provided in

article three of this chapter, or who shall otherwise wilfully

violate any of the provisions of said article three of this

chapter, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction

thereof, shall be fined not more than two hundred and fifty

dollars, or confined in the county jail for not more than three

months. If the clerk of the circuit court of any county, or any

member of the board of ballot commissioners, or any member of the

board of canvassers shall refuse or neglect to perform any of the

duties required of him by any of the provisions of articles three,

five and six of this chapter relating to voting by absentees or

shall disclose to any other person or persons how any absent voter

voted, he shall, in each instance, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and,

upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than five hundred

dollars, or confined in the county jail for not more than six months.





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