CHAPTER 151
ELECTIONS: PROHIBITED ACTS AND PENALTIES

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Sec. 9-352. Tampering with tabulator by election official.
Sec. 9-367. Tampering with ballot or voting tabulator.

      Sec. 9-352. Tampering with tabulator by election official. Any election official who, with intent to cause or permit any voting tabulator to fail to correctly register all votes cast thereon, tampers with or disarranges such tabulator in any way or any part or appliance thereof, or causes such tabulator to be used or consents to its being used for voting at any election with knowledge of the fact that the same is not in order, or not perfectly set and adjusted to correctly register all votes cast thereon, or who, for the purpose of defrauding or deceiving any elector or of causing it to be doubtful for what candidate or candidates or proposition any vote is cast, or causing it to appear upon such tabulator that votes cast for one candidate or proposition were cast for another candidate or proposition, removes, changes or mutilates any ballot shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

      (1949 Rev., S. 1220; 1953, S. 829d; P.A. 87-382, S. 36, 55; P.A. 11-20. S. 19.)

      History: P.A. 87-382 deleted references to "ticket"; P.A. 11-20 replaced "machine" with "tabulator" and "ballot label" with "ballot" and deleted language re description of the ballot label on a machine, effective May 24, 2011.

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      Sec. 9-367. Tampering with ballot or voting tabulator. Any person, not being an election official, who, with intent to cause or permit any ballot, voting tabulator or other appliance used in connection with such tabulator to fail to correctly register any vote cast upon such ballot, tabulator or other appliance, during any election or before any election, tampers with a voting tabulator, disarranges, defaces, injures or impairs the same in any manner, or mutilates, injures or destroys any ballot or any other appliance used in connection with such tabulator, shall be imprisoned for not more than five years.

      (1949 Rev., S. 1218; 1953, S. 844d; P.A. 11-20, S. 22.)

      History: P.A. 11-20 added language re intent and made section applicable to tampering with a ballot, voting tabulator or other appliance, rather than a voting machine or ballot label, effective May 24, 2011.

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