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negligently fails to require the name and residence of such person to be written upon the ballot offered by him, either by himself or by some one in his behalf, and to add thereto the name of the person so challenging and the cause assigned therefor, before such ballot is received, as required by section one hundred and seventy of said chapter four hundred and seventeen (section one hundred and ninety-five of this digest), shall be punished by fine not exceeding three hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

268. An election or other officer whose duty it is to Penalty recount the ballots cast at an election, who makes any statement or gives any information in regard to a ballot cast by a voter challenged at such election, except as ing ballots. equired by law, shall be punished by fine not exceeding 1893, C. 417,

$ 301. two hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

269. A presiding or other election officer who wilfully Penalty or negligently violates any provision of section one hundred on presid.

ing or other and seventy-four of said chapter four hundred and seventeen (section one hundred and ninety-nine of this digest), officer. relating to the enclosing in envelopes, sealing, indorsing Ibid. $ 303. and delivering or transmitting of ballots and voting lists after the votes have been counted and recorded, shall be punished by fine not exceeding three hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

270. Añy member of the board of election commis- Penalty on sioners who examines or permits to be examined, except

election as required by law, ballots cast at an election which are received and retained by them and subsequently destroyed sioners for in accordance with section one hundred and seventy-six allowing of said chapter four hundred and seventeen (section two hundred and two of this digest), shall be punished by

examined. fine not exceeding two hundred dollars.

271. Any member of the board of election commis- For failure sioners who fails to make record of votes cast at an election and to make and transmit copies of any such record, yotes.

election

board of

com mis.

ballots to be

Ibid. $ 304.

to make record of

Ibid. § 305.

board of election commis. sioners

clerk.

as required by the provisions of said chapter four hundred and seventeen, shall be punished by fine not exceeding

two hundred dollars. Penalty on 272. Any member of said board or a precinct clerk who

wilfully signs a certificate not in conformity with the result of an election as appearing by the records and copies of

records of votes cast or by a recount of votes, shall be or precinct punished by fine not exceeding three hundred dollars, or

by imprisonment in jail not exceeding one year, or by 1893, c. 417, $ 306.

both such fine and imprisonment. Penalty 273. Any public officer or election officer whatsoever, on public of the state or of a city or town, upon whom a duty is im

posed by the provisions of said chapter four hundred officer. and seventeen, who refuses or wilfully neglects or wilfully Ibid. $ 308. fails to perform such duty, or who wilfully performs

it contrary to law, or in such way as to hinder the objects of said chapter, shall for each offence, if no other penalty is therein specifically imposed for such offence, be punished by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

officer or election

PENALTIES IMPOSED UPON VOTERS.

$ 309.

Ibid. § 310.

274. A voter who places any distinguishing mark upon Penalties

for placing his ballot shall be punished by.fine not exceeding one distinguishhundred dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding in chark on six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. 1893, C. 417, 275. A voter who makes a false statement as to his in

For making ability to mark a ballot, or who, except for the purpose of false state. obtaining assistance in accordance with the provisions of ment, etc. section one hundred and sixty-four of said chapter four hundred and seventeen (section one hundred and eightynine of this digest), allows his ballot to be seen by any person with an intention of letting it be known how he is about to vote, shall be punished by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars.

276. Whoever at an election, knowing that he is not For illegal a qualified voter, wilfully votes thereat; whoever at an voting or

attempting election votes more than once on his own name, his name having been registered more than once; whoever at an Ibid. § 311. election votes in more than one voting precinct or town, his name having been registered in more than one voting precinct or town; whoever at an election votes or attempts to vote upon any name other than his own, or knowingly casts or attempts to cast more than one ballot at one time of balloting, shall be punished by fine not exceeding three hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

277. Whoever wilfully gives a false answer to a presid- For giving ing officer at an election shall be punished by fine not ex- false an. ceeding one hundred dollars.

to vote.

Swers.

Ibid. $ 312.

GENERAL PENALTIES.

For refusal

$ 313

name of

dent.

278. Whoever, being an inmate of a building, liable to to give true be assessed for a poll tax, refuses or neglects to give his name, infor

true name when inquired thereof by an assessor, or assistmation, etc. 1893, c. 417,

ant assessor, and whoever, being an owner or occupant of a building, refuses or neglects to give the full and true information within his knowledge relating to all persons residing in such building, when inquired thereof by an assessor, or assistant assessor, shall be punished by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by inprisonment in jail not exceeding three months, or by both such fine and

imprisonment. For giving 279. Whoever knowingly gives to an assessor, or assist

ant assessor, for the purpose of the assessment of a poll non-resi.

tax, the name of any person as a resident of a building Ibid. $ 314.

who is not a resident therein, shall be punished by fine not exceeding three hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprison

ment. For false 280. Whoever knowingly or wilfully makes a false affidavit,

affidavit or takes a false oath, or signs a false certificate oath, or cer

regarding the qualifications of any person for assessment tificate. Ibid. $ 315. or registration, shall be punished by fine not exceeding

three hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprison

ment. For regis 281. Whoever causes his name to be registered, knowtering when

ing that he is not a qualified voter in the place where he not quali

is so registered, or falsely represents or attempts to repfied, false

resent himself as another person before the board of tation, election commissioners or any assistant registrar, or gives a

false answer to any member of said board or any assistant Ibid. $ 316.

registrar, concerning any matter relating to the registration of a voter, or the right of any person to vote, or aids or abets any other person in doing any of the acts above mentioned, shall be punished by fine not exceeding three hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

represen

answer,

etc.

282. Whoever refuses to obey the lawful orders or For disordirections of said board of election commissioners or any derly con

duct, etc., at assistant registrar, or interrupts or disturbs the proceed

registration. ings at any registration, shall be punished by fine not 1893, c. 417, exceeding one hundred dollars.

$ 317. 283. Whoever prevents or interferes with, or aids or For preabets any person in preventing or interfering with any interfering supervisor of registration in the discharge of his duty, shall with superbe punished by fine not exceeding three hundred dollars, registraor by imprisonment in jail not exceeding one year, or by ibid. § 318. both such fine and imprisonment. 284. Whoever wilfully defaces or removes any notice For de.

facing or relating to the registration of voters, voting list, or notice

removing or warrant for an election, posted in a city or town, shall notice, vot. be punished by fine not exceeding three hundred dollars, warrant, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding one year, or by Ibid. $ 319. both such fine and imprisonment.

. 285. Whoever votes at a caucus, held in accordance For illegal with any of the provisions of chapters four hundred and voting at eighty-nine and five hundred and seven of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-five, for the nomination of a candidate to be supported at a state, city, or town election, or for the selection of delegates to a political convention, or for the appointment of a political committee, not being a legal voter in the ward of a city or the town or representative district, as the case may be, in and for which such caucus or meeting is held; whoever so votes, being such legal voter, but not being included in the terms of the call under which such caucus or meeting is held; whoever so votes or attempts so to vote upon any name not his own; whoever so votes or attempts so to vote more than once at one balloting; whoever at such caucus or meeting knowingly casts or attempts to cast more than one ballot at one time of balloting, or more than the number of separate ballots allowed to each voter, if more than one ballot is allowed to be cast, shall be punished by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding three months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

caucus. Ibid. $ 320.

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