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Title 17 : Elections

Chapter 035 : OFFENSES AGAINST THE PURITY OF ELECTIONS

Subchapter 002 : PENALTIES UPON VOTERS

(Cite as: 17 V.S.A. § 1972)
  • § 1972. Showing ballot; interference with voter

    (a) A voter who, except in cases of assistance as provided in this title, allows his or her ballot to be seen by another person with an apparent intention of letting it be known how he or she is about to vote or makes a false statement to the presiding officer at an election as to his or her inability to mark his or her ballot or places a distinguishing mark on his or her ballot or a person who interferes with a voter when inside the guard rail or who, within the building in which the voting is proceeding, endeavors to induce a voter to vote for a particular candidate, shall be fined $1,000.00.

    (b) It shall be the duty of the election officers to see that the offender is duly prosecuted for a violation of this section. (Amended 2001, No. 5, § 11; 2013, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)