1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Election
  4. Article 17: Violations of the Elective Franchise


Section 17-108 False affidavits; mutilation, destruction or loss of registry list or affidavits

Election (ELN)

False affidavits; mutilation, destruction or loss of registry list or affidavits. 1. Any person who wilfully loses, alters, destroys or mutilates the list of voters or registration poll ledgers in any election district, or a certified copy thereof, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

  2. An applicant for registration who shall make, incorporate or cause to be incorporated a material false statement in an application for registration, or in any challenge or other affidavit required for or made or filed in connection with registration or voting, and any person who knowingly takes a false oath before a board of inspectors of election, and any person who makes a material false statement in a medical certificate or an affidavit filed in connection with an application for registration, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

  3. A person who shall wilfully suppress, mutilate or alter, or, except as authorized by this chapter, shall destroy, any signed challenge or other affidavit required for or made or filed in connection with registration or voting, and any person who, except as authorized by this chapter, shall remove such an affidavit from the place of registration or polling place, is guilty of a felony.

  4. A person other than the applicant who, prior to the filing of the application, shall willfully suppress, mutilate, materially alter, or, except as authorized by this chapter, destroy a signed application for registration by mail, is guilty of a misdemeanor.