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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE VIII ELECTIONS
  • CHAPTER 56 VIOLATIONS OF ELECTION LAWS

Section 1 - False listings by registrars, listing board members, police officers or interpreters

Section 2 - Misconduct of registrars or assistants

Section 3 - Neglect of duty; registrars or assistants, listing board members, or police officers

Section 4 - Refusal or neglect to give information to registrars or other authorized persons

Section 5 - Giving false information

Section 6 - False affidavits and oaths

Section 7 - Aiding or abetting false affidavits or oaths

Section 8 - Illegal registration

Section 9 - Misconduct at registration

Section 10 - Defacing or removing notices or voting lists

Section 11 - Wilful alteration, mutilation, or destruction of nomination papers, etc.; subscribing to false statements

Section 11A - False or willful alteration of district designation on nomination papers

Section 12 - Misconduct of officers; failure to perform duties

Section 13 - Challenged ballots; failure to make proper entry

Section 14 - Protected information; penalties

Section 15 - Reading or showing names selected on ballots during election

Section 16 - Improper disposition of ballots and lists

Section 17 - Unlawful examination of ballots after election

Section 18 - Failure to make and transmit election records

Section 19 - False certificates of election results

Section 20 - Repealed, 1965, 530, Sec. 2

Section 21 - Misconduct relating to absent voting

Section 22 - Public officers, election officers, etc.; failure to perform duties

Section 23 - Notices or warrants; defacement or removal

Section 24 - Lists of candidates; instructions for voters; supplies; defacement or destruction

Section 25 - Distinguishing marks; false statements or oaths

Section 26 - Illegal voting or attempt to vote

Section 27 - Absent voting laws; violations

Section 27A - Unlawful distribution of absent voter ballots

Section 28 - Illegal voting; aiding or abetting

Section 29 - Unlawful interference with voter

Section 30 - Obstruction of voting

Section 31 - Illegal challenges

Section 32 - Bribery of voter

Section 33 - Employers; influencing votes of employees; penalties

Section 34 - Promising public appointments

Section 35 - Promising public appointments for political action

Section 36 - Public officers and employees; influencing political action

Section 37 - Public officers and employees; initiative and referendum; promotion or opposition for hire

Section 38 - Editorial support; payment for or receipt of payment

Section 39 - Publishing political advertisements; statement; names; signatures

Section 40 - Using names of political parties; restrictions

Section 41 - Repealed, 2006, 171

Section 41A - Unauthorized use of endorsements

Section 42 - False statements relating to candidates or questions submitted to voters

Section 43 - Interference with distribution of printed matter

Section 43A - Use of word “veteran” by candidates

Section 44 - Lists of candidates without party designations; distribution

Section 44A - Lists of candidates; distribution; signatures of responsible voters

Section 45 - Naturalization fees; payment or promise of payment

Section 46 - Disorderly conduct at polling places

Section 47 - Disobeying election, caucus or primary officers

Section 48 - Interfering with election officials

Section 49 - Obstructing transmission of ballots or returns

Section 50 - Alteration or removal of ballots

Section 51 - Tampering with voting machines

Section 52 - Forgery, destruction or defacement of ballots

Section 53 - Distinguishing marks on ballots

Section 54 - Removing ballots from within guard rail

Section 55 - Fraudulent alteration or removal of ballots

Section 56 - Challenged ballots; giving information about vote

Section 57 - Arrest without warrant

Section 58 - Prosecutions; trial and judgments; motions for other dispositions

Section 59 - Supreme judicial court; superior court departments; jurisdiction

Section 60 - Conduct contrary to election laws; remedies

Section 61 to 69 - Repealed, 1946, 537, Sec. 11