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Duty of sheriff to preserve order at elections.
Any sheriff or deputy who wilfully or corruptly fails to perform any duty imposed by Section 17-9-1 shall be guilty, upon conviction, of a Class C felony, and, upon conviction, the office of such sheriff is thereby vacated.
(Code 1876, §§281, 4282; Code 1886, §§377, 4181; Code 1896, §§1633, 4688; Code 1907, §§412, 6785; Code 1923, §§502, 3903; Code 1940, T. 17, §§2, 299; §17-1-2; amended and renumbered by Act 2006-570, p. 1331, §85.)