§3-9-3. False swearing; penalties


Published: 2015

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WVC 3-9-3

§3-9-3. False swearing; penalties.

(a) If any election official, or other person, making any

affidavit required under any provision of this chapter, shall

therein knowingly swear falsely, or if any person shall counsel,

advise, aid or abet another in the commission of false swearing, he

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

be fined not less than fifty nor more than one thousand dollars and

imprisoned in the county jail for a period of not more than one

year.

(b) If any person making any declaration required under any

provision of this chapter shall knowingly make a false statement or

representation therein, or if any person shall counsel, advise, aid

or abet another to make such a declaration containing any false

statement or representation, any such person shall be deemed to be

guilty of false swearing although no oath was administered, and

such offense is hereby declared to be a misdemeanor. Upon

conviction of such offense, any such person shall be fined not less

than fifty nor more than one thousand dollars and imprisoned in the

county jail for a period of not more than one year.





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