Section 17-130. Misdemeanor in relation to elections  

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  • Any person who:
        1.  Acts  as  an  inspector  of election or as a clerk at an election,
      without being able to read or write the  English  language,  or  without
      being otherwise qualified to hold such office; or,
        2.  Being  an inspector of election, knowingly and wilfully permits or
      suffers any person to vote who is not entitled to vote thereat; or,
        3. Wilfully and unlawfully obstructs, hinders or delays,  or  aids  or
      assists  in  obstructing  or  delaying  any  elector  on  his  way  to a
      registration or polling place, or while he is attempting to register  or
      vote; or,
        4.  Electioneers on election day or on days of registration within one
      hundred feet, as defined herein, from a polling place. Said  prohibition
      shall  not  apply  to  a  building  or room that has been maintained for
      political purposes at  least  six  months  prior  to  said  election  or
      registration  days,  except  that  no  political  displays,  placards or
      posters shall be exhibited therefrom. For the purposes of this  section,
      the  one  hundred feet distance shall be deemed to include a one hundred
      foot radial measured from the entrances, designated by the inspectors of
      elections, to a building where the election  or  registration  is  being
        5. Removes any official ballot from a polling place before the closing
      of the polls; or,
        6.  Unlawfully  goes  within  the  guard-rail  of any polling place or
      unlawfully remains within such guard-rail after having been commanded to
      remove therefrom by any inspector of election; or,
        7. Enters a voting booth with any voter or remains in a  voting  booth
      while  it  is occupied by any voter, or opens the door of a voting booth
      when the same is occupied by a voter, with the intent to  watch  such  a
      voter  while  engaged  in  the  preparation  of  his  ballot,  except as
      authorized by this chapter; or,
        8. Being or claiming to be a voter, permits any other person to be  in
      a  voting booth with him while engaged in the preparation of his ballot,
      except as authorized by this chapter, without openly protesting  against
      and asking that such person be ejected; or,
        9.  Having  lawfully  entered  a  voting booth with a voter, requests,
      persuades or induces such voter to vote any particular ballot or for any
      particular candidate, or makes  or  keeps  any  memorandum  of  anything
      occurring  within  the  booth,  or  directly  or  indirectly, reveals to
      another the name of any candidate voted for by such voter; or,
        10. Shows his ballot after it is prepared for voting, to any person so
      as to reveal the contents, or solicits a voter to show the same; or,
        11. Places any mark  upon  his  ballot,  or  does  any  other  act  in
      connection  with his ballot with the intent that it may be identified as
      the one voted by him; or,
        12. Places any mark upon, or does any other act in connection  with  a
      ballot  or  paster  ballot,  with  the  intent that it may afterwards be
      identified as having been voted by any particular person; or,
        13. Receives an official ballot from any person other than one of  the
      clerks or inspectors having charge of the ballots; or,
        14.  Not being an inspector of election or clerk, delivers an official
      ballot to a voter; or,
        15. Not being an inspector of election,  receives  from  any  voter  a
      ballot prepared for voting; or,
        16.  Fails to return to the inspectors of election, before leaving the
      polling place or going outside the guard-rail, each ballot not voted  by
      him; or,
        17.  Wilfully  defaces,  injures,  mutilates, destroys or secretes any
      voting maching which belongs to any municipality or board  of  elections
      for use at elections, and any person who commits or attempts to commit a
      fraud in the use of any such voting machine during election; or,
        18.  Not  being  lawfully authorized, makes or has in his possession a
      key to a voting maching which has been  adopted  and  will  be  used  in
      elections; or,
        19.  Not  being  an inspector or clerk of election, handles a voted or
      unvoted ballot or stub thereof,  during  the  canvass  of  votes  at  an
      election; or,
        20.  Intentionally  opens an absentee voter's envelope or examines the
      contents thereof after the receipt of  the  envelope  by  the  board  of
      elections and before the close of the polls at the election; or,
        21.  Wilfully  disobeys any lawful command of the board of inspectors,
      or any member thereof; or
        22. Induces or attempts to induce any poll clerk, election  inspector,
      election  coordinator,  or  officer,  clerk  or employee of the board of
      elections discharging any duty or performing any act  required  or  made
      necessary by the election law, to do any act in violation of his duty or
      in violation of the election law; or,
        23.  Not  having  been appointed or named an inspector of elections or
      clerk and not having taken the  oath  for  such  office  shall  wear  or
      display  any  button,  badge  or  emblem  identifying  or  purporting to
      identify such person as an inspector of election or clerk, is guilty  of
      a misdemeanor.