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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 27: Blank forms and envelopes for returns; injury, tampering, or destruction; penalties

Section 27. The state secretary shall provide every city and town with suitable blank forms and envelopes for all certificates, copies of records and returns required to be made at his office, with such printed directions thereon as he may deem necessary; and such other blank forms and suggestions and instructions, as will assist the election officers in the performance of their duties. The clerks of the courts of the several counties shall in like manner provide cities and towns with suitable blank forms and envelopes for all certificates, copies of records and returns required to be made to the county commissioners and boards of examiners.

Whoever wilfully or maliciously injures, tampers with or destroys a ballot box or any of the blank forms or apparatus furnished to a city or town under this section or section twenty-six shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year.