2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 42 — Public officers and employees
RS 42:1355 — Secrecy of ballot; interference with voter; penalty


LA Rev Stat § 42:1355 What's This?

§1355. Secrecy of ballot; interference with voter; penalty

A. Except as to any person who is illiterate, blind, or so physically disabled as to prevent his exercise of the right to cast his vote without assistance, no voter shall allow his candidate selection to be seen by any person with an apparent intention of letting it be known how he is about to vote, place any distinguishing mark upon his ballot, or make a false statement as to his inability to vote. No person shall interfere or attempt to interfere with any voter when voting, or endeavor to induce any voter to show how he is about to vote, or influence or attempt to influence any voter to vote for or against a particular candidate, or otherwise violate any of the provisions of this Chapter or rules adopted pursuant thereto.

B. Whoever violates this Section shall be punished in accordance with R.S. 18:1461, R.S. 14:119, R.S. 14:120, R.S. 14:136, or any other applicable law enacted to punish violations of laws relating to other elections.

Added by Acts 1974, Ex. Sess., No. 8, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1975. Acts 1988, No. 164, §1; Acts 2003, No. 332, §1.

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