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SECTION 17-142
Giving consideration for franchise
Election (ELN) CHAPTER 17, ARTICLE 17
§ 17-142. Giving consideration for franchise. Except as allowed by
law, any person who directly or indirectly, by himself or through any
other person:

1. Pays, lends or contributes, or offers or promises to pay, lend or
contribute any money or other valuable consideration to or for any
voter, or to or for any other person, to induce such voter or other
person to vote or refrain from voting at any election, or to induce any
voter or other person to vote or refrain from voting at such election
for any particular person or persons, or for or against any particular
proposition submitted to voters, or to induce such voter to come to the
polls or remain away from the polls at such election or to induce such
voter or other person to place or cause to be placed or refrain from
placing or causing to be placed his name upon a registration poll record
or on account of such voter or other person having voted or refrained
from voting for or against any particular person or for or against any
proposition submitted to voters, or having come to the polls or remained
away from the polls at such election, or having placed or caused to be
placed or refrained from placing or causing to be placed his or any
other name upon the registry of voters; or,

2. Gives, offers or promises any office, place or employment, or
promises to procure or endeavor to procure any office, place or
employment to or for any voter, or to or for any other person, in order
to induce such voter or other person to vote or refrain from voting at
any election, or to induce any voter or other person to vote or refrain
from voting at such election, for or against any particular person or
for or against any proposition submitted to voters, or to induce any
voter or other person to place or cause to be placed or refrain from
placing or causing to be placed his or any other name upon a
registration poll record; or,

3. Gives, offers or promises any office, place, employment or valuable
thing as an inducement for any voter or other person to procure or aid
in procuring either a large or a small vote, plurality or majority at
any election district or other political division of the state, for a
candidate or candidates to be voted for at an election; or to cause a
larger or smaller vote, plurality or majority to be cast or given for
any candidate or candidates in one such district or political division
than in another; or,

4. Makes any gift, loan, promise, offer, procurement or agreement as
aforesaid to, for or with any person to induce such person to procure or
endeavor to procure the election of any person or the vote of any voter
at any election; or,

5. Procures or engages or promises or endeavors to procure, in
consequence of any such gift, loan, offer, promise, procurement, or
agreement the election of any person, or the vote of any voter, at such
election; or,

6. Advances or pays or causes to be paid, any money or other valuable
thing, to or for the use of any other person with the intent that the
same, or any part thereof, shall be used in bribery at any election, or
knowingly pays or causes to be paid any money or other valuable thing to
any person in discharge or repayment of any money, wholly or in part
expended in bribery at any election, is guilty of a felony.