2020 Georgia Code
Title 21 - Elections
Chapter 2 - Elections and Primaries Generally
Article 15 - Miscellaneous Offenses
§ 21-2-570. Giving or Receiving, Offering to Give or Receive, or Participating in the Giving or Receiving of Money or Gifts for Registering as a Voter, Voting, or Voting for a Particular Candidate

Universal Citation: GA Code § 21-2-570 (2020)

Any person who gives or receives, offers to give or receive, or participates in the giving or receiving of money or gifts for the purpose of registering as a voter, voting, or voting for a particular candidate in any primary or election shall be guilty of a felony.

(Laws 1840, Cobb's 1851 Digest, p. 819; Code 1863, § 4443; Code 1868, § 4485; Code 1873, § 4569; Ga. L. 1880-81, p. 129, § 1; Code 1882, § 4569; Penal Code 1895, § 629; Ga. L. 1904, p. 97, § 1; Ga. L. 1905, p. 111, § 1; Ga. L. 1906, p. 46, § 1; Penal Code 1910, §§ 665, 675; Code 1933, §§ 34-9907, 34-9926; Code 1933, § 34-1933, enacted by Ga. L. 1964, Ex. Sess., p. 26, § 1; Ga. L. 1998, p. 295, § 1; Ga. L. 1999, p. 52, § 18.)

Cross references.

- Penalty for selling of public office, § 45-11-2.

Administrative Rules and Regulations.

- Giving or receiving, offering to give or receive, or participating in the giving or receiving of money or gifts for registering as a voter, voting, or voting for a particular candidate, Official Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia, Georgia Election Code, Penalties, § 183-1-19-.01.

JUDICIAL DECISIONS

This section was not void for vagueness or overbreadth. King v. State, 244 Ga. 536, 261 S.E.2d 333 (1979).

Buying or selling votes is immoral and note given in such transaction is void. Exchange Nat'l Bank v. Henderson, 139 Ga. 260, 77 S.E. 36, 51 L.R.A. (n.s.) 549 (1913).

For sufficiency of an indictment and evidence in a prosecution under this section, see Lepinsky v. State, 7 Ga. App. 285, 66 S.E. 965 (1910).

For sufficiency of indictment, see Cohen, Murrah & Pierce v. State, 104 Ga. 734, 30 S.E. 932 (1898).

RESEARCH REFERENCES

Am. Jur. 2d.

- 26 Am. Jur. 2d, Elections, § 450.

C.J.S.

- 29 C.J.S., Elections, §§ 579, 580.

ALR.

- Acts of others upon which charges of bribery or improper influencing of voters are predicated as chargeable to candidate, for purpose of disqualifying him for the office to which he is elected, 121 A.L.R. 601.

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