2012 New York Consolidated Laws
ELN - Election
Article 17 - (17-100 - 17-170) VIOLATIONS OF THE ELECTIVE FRANCHISE
17-142 - Giving consideration for franchise.


NY Elec L § 17-142 (2012) What's This?
 
    §  17-142.  Giving  consideration  for franchise. Except as allowed by
  law, any person who directly or indirectly, by himself  or  through  any
  other person:
    1.  Pays,  lends or contributes, or offers or promises to pay, lend or
  contribute any money or other  valuable  consideration  to  or  for  any
  voter,  or  to  or  for  any other person, to induce such voter or other
  person to vote or refrain from voting at any election, or to induce  any
  voter  or  other  person to vote or refrain from voting at such election
  for any particular person or persons, or for or against  any  particular
  proposition  submitted to voters, or to induce such voter to come to the
  polls or remain away from the polls at such election or to  induce  such
  voter  or  other  person  to place or cause to be placed or refrain from
  placing or causing to be placed his name upon a registration poll record
  or on account of such voter or other person having  voted  or  refrained
  from  voting  for or against any particular person or for or against any
  proposition submitted to voters, or having come to the polls or remained
  away from the polls at such election, or having placed or caused  to  be
  placed  or  refrained  from  placing  or causing to be placed his or any
  other name upon the registry of voters; or,
    2. Gives, offers or promises  any  office,  place  or  employment,  or
  promises  to  procure  or  endeavor  to  procure  any  office,  place or
  employment to or for any voter, or to or for any other person, in  order
  to  induce  such voter or other person to vote or refrain from voting at
  any election, or to induce any voter or other person to vote or  refrain
  from  voting  at  such election, for or against any particular person or
  for or against any proposition submitted to voters,  or  to  induce  any
  voter  or  other  person  to place or cause to be placed or refrain from
  placing  or  causing  to  be  placed  his  or  any  other  name  upon  a
  registration poll record; or,
    3. Gives, offers or promises any office, place, employment or valuable
  thing  as  an inducement for any voter or other person to procure or aid
  in procuring either a large or a small vote, plurality  or  majority  at
  any  election  district  or other political division of the state, for a
  candidate or candidates to be voted for at an election; or  to  cause  a
  larger  or  smaller  vote, plurality or majority to be cast or given for
  any candidate or candidates in one such district or  political  division
  than in another; or,
    4.  Makes  any gift, loan, promise, offer, procurement or agreement as
  aforesaid to, for or with any person to induce such person to procure or
  endeavor to procure the election of any person or the vote of any  voter
  at any election; or,
    5.  Procures  or  engages  or  promises  or  endeavors  to procure, in
  consequence of any such gift,  loan,  offer,  promise,  procurement,  or
  agreement  the election of any person, or the vote of any voter, at such
  election; or,
    6. Advances or pays or causes to be paid, any money or other  valuable
  thing,  to  or  for the use of any other person with the intent that the
  same, or any part thereof, shall be used in bribery at any election,  or
  knowingly pays or causes to be paid any money or other valuable thing to
  any  person  in  discharge  or repayment of any money, wholly or in part
  expended in bribery at any election, is guilty of a felony.

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