2018 Georgia Code
Title 21 - Elections
Chapter 2 - Elections and Primaries Generally
Article 15 - Miscellaneous Offenses
§ 21-2-566. Interference with primaries and elections generally

Universal Citation: GA Code § 21-2-566 (2018)
    Any person who:
  • (1) Willfully prevents or attempts to prevent any poll officer from holding any primary or election under this chapter;

  • (2) Uses or threatens violence in a manner that would prevent a reasonable poll officer or actually prevents a poll officer from the execution of his or her duties or materially interrupts or improperly and materially interferes with the execution of a poll officer's duties;

  • (3) Willfully blocks or attempts to block the avenue to the door of any polling place;

  • (4) Uses or threatens violence in a manner that would prevent a reasonable elector from voting or actually prevents any elector from voting;

  • (5) Willfully prepares or presents to any poll officer a fraudulent voter's certificate not signed by the elector whose certificate it purports to be;

  • (6) Knowingly deposits fraudulent ballots in the ballot box;

  • (7) Knowingly registers fraudulent votes upon any voting machine; or

  • (8) Willfully tampers with any electors list, voter's certificate, numbered list of voters, ballot box, voting machine, direct recording electronic (DRE) equipment, or tabulating machine

    shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not less than one nor more than ten years or to pay a fine not to exceed $100,000.00, or both.
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