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For writ.

For falsely

286. Whoever falsely makes or wilfully defaces or demaking,

stroys any certificate of nomination or nomination paper, filing, suppressing,

or any part thereof, or any letter of withdrawal made defacing,

in accordance with the provisions of said chapter four etc., certifi. hundred and seventeen, or signs any such certificate cate, nom

or paper contrary to the provisions thereof, or files nation

any certificate of nomination or nomination paper or letter paper or

of withdrawal, knowing the same or any part thereof to withdrawal. be falsely made, or suppresses any certificate of nomina1893, C. 417, tion or nomination paper, or any part thereof, which has § 321.

been duly filed, shall be punished by fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

287. Whoever intentionally writes, prints, posts, or ing, print- distributes, or causes to be written, printed, posted, or ing, post

distributed, a circular or poster which is designed or tends ing, distributing, etc., to injure or defeat any candidate for nomination or elecanonymous tion to any public office, by reflecting upon his personal circulars,

character or political action, unless there appears upon etc. Ibid. § 322.

such circular or poster in a conspicuous place either the names of the chairman and secretary, or the names of two officers at least of the political or other organization issuing the same, or the name and residence, with the street and number thereof, if any, of some voter of the Commonwealth, as responsible therefor, shall be punished by fine not exceeding three hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding six months, or by both such

fine and imprisonment. For injur 288. Whoever wilfully or maliciously injures or deing or de.

stroys a ballot box or any of the blank forms or apparatus stroying

furnished to a city or town in accordance with the probox,blanks,

visions of sections one hundred and twenty-three and one or appara. hundred and twenty-four of said chapter four hundred and

seventeen (sections one hundred and forty-six and one hundred and forty-seven of this digest) shall 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.

state ballot

tus.

Ibid. $ 323

§ 324

etc., super

289. Whoever refuses or wilfully neglects to comply For refusal with any regulation made by said board of election com

to comply

with reg 11missioners in regard to the use of seals and ballot boxes,

lations for in accordance with the provisions of section one hundred use of seals and twenty-six of said chapter four hundred and seventeen and ballot

boxes. (section one hundred and fifty-two of this digest), shall

1893, C. 417, be punished by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

290. Whoever prevents a supervisor of elections, ap- For prepointed in accordance with the provisions of section one venting,

hindering, hundred and twenty of said chapter four hundred and

molesting, seventeen (section one hundred and forty-three of this digest), from doing any of the acts by said section au- visor of thorized to be done, or hinders or molests any such elections.

Ibid. $ 325 supervisor in doing any such acts, and whoever aids or abets in preventing, hindering, or molesting any such supervisor in doing any of such acts, 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.

291. Whoever, before an election, wilfully defaces or de- For defacstroys any list of candidates posted in accordance with the ing, de. provisions of said chapter four hundred and seventeen, stroying,

etc., lists, or, during an election, wilfully defaces, tears down, re

cards, bal. moves, or destroys any card of instruction or specimen lots, sup. ballot printed or posted for the instruction of voters, plies, etc. or during an election wilfully removes or destroys any of the supplies or conveniences furnished to enable a voter to prepare his ballot, shall be punished by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars. 292. Whoever forges or falsely makes the official in- For forg

ing, etc., indorsement on any ballot, or wilfully destroys or defaces

dorsement, a ballot, or wilfully delays the delivery of any ballots, shall destroying, be punished by fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or delaying or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding one year, or by ballots. both such fine and imprisonment.

Ibid. $ 32S. 293. Whoever wilfully, and without lawful authority, For hinderhinders or delays a voter, when on his way to a polling ing or

Ibid. § 327

For inter

voter to

Ibid. $ 331.

delaying place where an election is to be held, or while he is voting voter.

or attempting to vote, or aids or assists in any such ob1893, c. 417,

struction or delay, shall be punished by fine not exceeding $ 329.

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

294. Whoever interferes or attempts to interfere with fering with

a voter when he is marking his ballot or is within the space voter, or inducing

enclosed by the guard rail, or endeavors to induce a voter,

before he has voted, to show how he marks or has marked show ballot. his ballot, shall be punished by fine not exceeding one Ibid. $ 330. hundred dollars. For hinder

295. Whoever wilfully binders the progress of voting ing voting.

at an election, shall be punished by fine not exceeding one

hundred dollars. For aiding 296. Whoever aids or abets a person not legally qualior abetting fied to vote at an election, in voting or attempting to vote, in illegal voting. or aids or abets a person in voting or attempting to vote Ibid. $ 332. under a name other than his own, or in depositing or

attempting to deposit 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.

297. Whoever places any mark against a name on a ing ballot

ballot not cast by himself, or places a distinguishing mark contrary to

on any ballot not cast by himself, except as authorized by Ibid. § 333. law, shall be punished by fine not exceeding one thou

sand dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding

three years, or by both such fine and imprisonment. For alter 298. Whoever, with intent to cheat or defraud, alters ing, de.

a ballot cast at an election ; whoever, with such intent, positing,

deposits a ballot in the ballot box used at an election, or or removing ballot with in an envelope provided by law for the preservation of

ballots cast at an election; and whoever, with such intent,

removes a ballot from any such ballot box or envelope, Ibid. $ 334.

shall be punished by fine not exceeding one thousand
dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding three
years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
299.

Whoever takes or removes a ballot outside of the space enclosed by the guard rail before the close of the

For mark

law.

intent to cheat or de fraud.

For removal of ballot

enclosed

etc., certain persons on

to influence

polls, shall be punished by fine not exceeding one thou- outside of sand dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding one space.

1893, c. 417, year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

$ 335 300. An owner, superintendent, or overseer in any For em. manufacturing, mechanical, or mercantile establishment, ploying, who employs or permits to be employed any person therein on the day of a state election, in violation of the provisions day of state of section seven of said chapter (same number of this election. digest), shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one

Ibid. $ 336. hundred dollars.

301. Whoever by threatening to discharge a person For atfrom his employment, or threatening to reduce the wages tempting of a person, or by promising to give employment at higher voter by wages to a person, attempts to influence a qualified voter threats, etc. to give or to withhold his vote at an election, or whoever 1894, c. 209. because of the giving or withholding of a vote at an election discharges from his employment or reduces the wages For disof a person, and assigns as the reason of said discharge or

charging, reduction of wages said giving or withholding a vote,

etc., emshall

ployee on be punished by fine not exceeding three hundred dollars, account of or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding one year, or by his vote. both such fine and imprisonment.

302. Whoever pays, gives, or bestows, or directly or For bribery indirectly promises any gift or reward to secure the vote of any person at an election, or to induce any voter to with

1893, c. 417, hold his vote, shall be punished by fine not exceeding one 338. thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

303. Whoever at an election behaves in a disorderly For dismanner, and, after notice from the presiding officer, per

orderly consists in such conduct and refuses to withdraw from the polling place, shall be punished by fine not exceeding one Ibid. $ 339. hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding thirty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

304. Whoever wilfully disobeys any lawful command of For disan election officer, shall be punished by fine not exceeding

obeying one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding thirty days, or by both such fine and imprison- officers. ment.

at elec-
tions.

duct at elections.

orders of election

Ibid. $ 340.

votes.

For refusal

with regu

For not 305. Whoever, when ordered by the presiding officer of removing an election or meeting, to remove any pipe, cigar, cigarette, pipe, cigar,

or liquor, or to withdraw from the polling place, in accordliquor, etc. 1893, c. 417,

ance with the requirements of section one hundred and $ 341. fifty-eight of said chapter four hundred and seventeen

(section one hundred and eighty-three of this digest), refuses or fails to obey such order, shall be punished by

fine not exceeding twenty dollars. For giving 306. Whoever, when a recount of votes at an election information

is had, makes any statement or gives any information in regarding challenged

regard to a ballou cast by a challenged voter at such elec

tion, shall be punished by fine not exceeding two hundred Ibid. $ 342. dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding one year,

or by both such fine and imprisonment.

307. Whoever refuses or wilfully neglects to comply or neglect with any regulation made, in accordance with the provito comply

sions of section two hundred and five of said chapter four lations for hundred and seventeen (section twenty of this digest) receiving, by said board of election commissioners in regard to the counting

manner of receiving, counting, and returning votes cast at ing votes. an election, shall be punished by fine not exceeding one Ibid. § 343. hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding

six months.

308. Whoever violates any of the provisions of sections

two hundred and twenty-six, two hundred and twentyprovisions relating to seven, two hundred and twenty-eight, two hundred and

thirty-one, two hundred and thirty-two, two hundred and practice in thirty-six, iwo hundred and thirty-seven, two hundred

and thirty-eight, two hundred and forty-two and two hundred and forty-four of said chapter four hundred and seventeen (being respectively sections two hundred and thirty-six, two hundred and thirty-seven, two hundred and thirty-eight, two hundred and forty-one, two hundred and forty-two, two hundred and forty-six, two hundred and forty-seven, two hundred and forty-eight, two hundred and fifty-seven and two hundred and fifty-nine of this digest), relating to corrupt practices in elections, shall be punished by fine not exceeding one thousand dollars; and whoever violates any of the provisions of sections, two

and return

For viola. tion of

corrupt

elections,

Ibid. & 344

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