General Laws

Section 57. Except while on duty under section 38, 40, 41 or 60 or in obedience to the commander-in-chief, no officers or enlisted persons shall be required to perform military duty during the time when polls are open for an election in the city or town where they reside. Officers parading their unit or ordering it to duty, contrary to this section, shall be liable to trial and punishment in accordance with this chapter.