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


Section 17-116 Removal, mutilation or destruction of election booths, supplies, poll-lists or cards of instruction

Election (ELN)

Removal, mutilation or destruction of election booths, supplies, poll-lists or cards of instruction. Any person who:

  1. During the election, wilfully defaces or injures a voting booth or compartment, or wilfully removes or destroys any of the supplies or other conveniences placed in the voting booths or compartments in pursuance of law; or,

  2. Before the closing of the polls, wilfully defaces or destroys any list of candidates to be voted for such an election posted in accordance with the election law; or,

  3. During an election, wilfully removes or defaces the cards for the instruction of voters, posted in accordance with this chapter, is guilty of a misdemeanor.