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Neglect of duties by election official.
Any election official who wilfully and knowingly neglects, fails, or refuses to perform any of the duties prescribed in this title, shall be guilty, upon conviction, of a Class C misdemeanor. No person shall be deemed an election official until the person takes an oath to well and truly discharge the duties of such office, to the best of his or her ability, or until he or she shall have performed some of the duties pertaining to such office. The failure or refusal of any person to accept office or to discharge and perform the duties of such office at any time after appointment thereto and prior to taking the oath of such office shall not be deemed a violation of this section.
(Code 1896, §4683; Code 1907, §6811; Code 1923, §3929; Code 1940, T. 17, §324; §17-1-5; amended and renumbered by Act 2006-570, p. 1331, §85.)