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


Section 17-144 Receiving consideration for franchise

Election (ELN)

Except as allowed by law, any person who directly or indirectly, by himself or through any other person:

  1. Receives, agrees or contracts for, before or during an election, any money, gift, loan or other valuable consideration, office place or employment for himself or any other person, for voting or agreeing to vote, or for coming or agreeing to come to the polls, or for remaining away or agreeing to remain away from the polls, or for refraining or agreeing to refrain from registering as a voter, or for refraining or agreeing to refrain from voting, or for voting or agreeing to vote, or for refraining or agreeing to refrain from voting for or against any particular person or persons at any election, or for or against any proposition submitted to voters at such election; or,

  2. Receives any money or other valuable thing during or after an election on account of himself or any other person having voted or refrained from voting at such an election; or having registered or refrained from registering as a voter, or on account of himself or any other person having voted or refrained from voting for or against any particular person at such election, or for or against any proposition submitted to voters at such election, or on account of himself or any other person having come to the polls or remained away from the polls at such election, or having registered or refrained from registering as a voter, or on account of having induced any other person to vote or refrain from voting for or against any particular person at such election, or for or against any proposition submitted to voters at such election, is guilty of a felony.