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Section 17-17-1

Arrest of electors attending, going to, or returning from elections.

An elector must not be arrested during attendance at elections, or while going to or returning therefrom, except for treason, felony, or breach of the peace or for a violation on that day of any of the provisions of the election law. For such breach of the peace the sheriff or the sheriff's deputy may arrest without process and commit to jail until the offender shall give bond with good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by the sheriff, for appearance at the next session of the circuit court to answer any indictment which may be found against the offender.

(Code 1876, §282; Code 1886, §378; Code 1896, §1634; Code 1907, §298; Code 1923, §369; Code 1940, T. 17, §20; §17-1-6; amended and renumbered by Act 2006-570, p. 1331, §85.)
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