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§1461.7.  Miscellaneous election offenses; penalties

A.  No person shall knowingly, willfully, or intentionally:

(1)  Fail to submit to the parish registrar of voters a completed registration application collected through a registration drive within thirty days of receipt of the completed application from the applicant.

(2)  As a voter, election official, watcher, or person assisting a voter, allow a ballot to be seen, except as provided by law; announce the manner in which a person has cast his ballot; place a distinguishing mark on a ballot with intent to make the ballot identifiable, or make a false statement concerning ability to mark a ballot without assistance.

(3)  When assisting a voter in voting, fail to mark the ballot or vote in the manner dictated by the voter.

(4)  Being a physician, certify to the disability of a voter under this Title or certify that a person will be hospitalized on election day, knowing such information to be false.

(5)  Breach any mandatory provision of this Title.

B.  Whoever violates any provision of Subsection A of this Section shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or be imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.  On a second offense, or any subsequent offense, the penalty shall be a fine of not more than two thousand five hundred dollars or imprisonment for not more than five years, or both.

C.  No person shall:

(1)  Possess any beverage of alcoholic content in a polling place after having been directed by a registrar or deputy registrar, commissioner-in-charge, commissioner or law enforcement officer providing assistance to maintain order at the polling place to remove or dispose of the beverage.

(2)  Appear at a polling place in an intoxicated condition.

(3)  Carry or possess a firearm while present in a polling place, except a peace officer as defined by R.S. 40:2402(3)(a), in the performance of his official duties.

D. Whoever violates any provision of Subsection C of this Section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or be imprisoned for not more than six months, or both. On a second offense or any subsequent offense, the penalty shall be a fine of not more than one thousand dollars or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.

Acts 2010, No. 797, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2011.



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