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Section 17-17-28

Failure to require proper identification; voting at multiple or unauthorized locations; liability of officials.

Any polling official who knowingly fails to require proper identification to verify the name of the prospective voter on the list of qualified voters at the polling place in violation of this section, or who knowingly allows a person to vote who he or she knows is not the person he or she claims to be shall be guilty, upon conviction, of a Class A misdemeanor for each violation.

Any person who knowingly presents false identification in order to vote at a polling place where he or she otherwise would not be qualified to vote, or who knowingly votes at a polling place where he or she has not been authorized to vote, or who knowingly votes at more than one polling place in the same election on the same day shall be guilty, upon conviction, of a Class C felony.

Any election or polling official acting in the good faith exercise of his or her duties pursuant to this section, and any county officer, agent, or employee of a county acting in the good faith exercise of his or her duties shall not be civilly or criminally liable as a result of acts or omissions in carrying out the duties required by this section. The immunity from liability granted under this section shall be cumulative and is in addition to the line and scope of employment immunity, discretionary function immunity, and any other immunity from liability to which an individual may be entitled.

(Act 2006-570, p. 1331, §88.)
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