2018 Georgia Code
Title 21 - Elections
Chapter 2 - Elections and Primaries Generally
Article 15 - Miscellaneous Offenses
§ 21-2-587. Frauds by poll officers

Universal Citation: GA Code § 21-2-587 (2018)
    Any poll officer who willfully:
  • (1) Makes a false return of the votes cast at any primary or election;

  • (2) Deposits fraudulent ballots in the ballot box or certifies as correct a false return of ballots;

  • (3) Registers fraudulent votes upon any voting machine or certifies as correct a return of fraudulent votes cast upon any voting machine;

  • (4) Makes any false entries in the electors list;

  • (5) Destroys or alters any ballot, voter's certificate, or electors list;

  • (6) Tampers with any voting machine, direct recording electronic (DRE) equipment, or tabulating computer or device;

  • (7) Prepares or files any false voter's certificate not prepared by or for an elector actually voting at such primary or election; or

  • (8) Fails to return to the officials prescribed by this chapter, following any primary or election, any keys of a voting machine, ballot box, general or duplicate return sheet, tally paper, oaths of poll officers, affidavits of electors and others, record of assisted voters, numbered list of voters, electors list, voter's certificate, spoiled and canceled ballots, ballots deposited, written, or affixed in or upon a voting machine, DRE memory cards, or any certificate or any other paper or record required to be returned under this chapter

    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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