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


Section 17-120 Misconduct in relation to certificate of nomination and official ballot

Election (ELN)

Misconduct in relation to certificate of nomination and official ballot. A person who:

  1. Falsely makes or makes oath to, or fraudulently defaces or destroys a certificate of nomination or any part thereof; or,

  2. Files or receives for filing a certifiate of nomination, knowing that any part thereof was falsely made; or,

  3. Suppresses a certificate of nomination which has been duly filed, or any part thereof; or,

  4. Forges or falsely makes the official indorsement of any ballot; or,

  5. Having charge of official ballots, destroys, conceals or suppresses them, except as provided by the law. is guilty of a felony.