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Section 11-46-62

Offenses of inspectors.

(a) Any inspector of an election who shall, without challenging him, permit any person to vote in a municipal election knowing that he is not a qualified elector shall be fined not less than $100.00.

(b) Any inspector of an election who shall willfully exclude any vote duly tendered and unchallenged in a municipal election, knowing that the person offering the same is lawfully entitled to vote at such election, or who shall willfully receive a vote from any person who has been duly challenged in relation to his right to vote at such election, without exacting from such person such oath or other proof of qualification as is required by law shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not less than $100.00 and may also be sentenced to hard labor for the county for not more than six months.

(c) Any inspector of a municipal election who willfully fails or refuses to advise any elector entitled thereto that he is entitled to an assistant or who refuses to let such elector select an assistant, as required by law, must, on conviction, be fined not less than $100.00 nor more than $500.00.

(d) Any inspector of a municipal election who does or performs any of the following acts shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary for not less than one nor more than five years:

(1) Willfully deceives any elector in preparing his ballot;

(2) Alters or changes the ballot of a voter or substitutes a ballot for the one offered by any voter; or

(3) Makes a false copy of the certificate of the results of an election.

(Acts 1961, No. 663, p. 827, §42.)
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