2019 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 17 - Elections
Chapter 17-23 Election Offenses
Section 17-23-4 Fraudulent or repeat voting.
§ 17-23-4. Fraudulent or repeat voting.
Every person who, in any election, fraudulently votes or attempts to vote, not being qualified, notwithstanding that person's name may be on the voting list at the polling place where the person votes or attempts to vote; or who votes or attempts to vote in the name of some other person, whether that name is that of a person living or dead, or of a fictitious person; or having voted in one town, ward, senatorial district, representative district, or voting district, whether the person's vote in that case was legal or not, votes or attempts to vote in the same or in another town, ward, senatorial district, representative district, or voting district; or who fraudulently votes or attempts to vote in a town, ward, senatorial district, representative district, or voting district other than in the town, ward, senatorial district, representative district, or voting district in which the person has his or her "residence", as defined in § 17-1-3.1, at the time of his or her voting or attempting to vote; or who aids, counsels, or procures any other person to so vote or attempt to vote, shall be guilty of a felony, and no person after conviction of this offense, shall be permitted to vote in any election or upon any proposition pending before the people, or to hold any public office. Voting, for the purposes of this chapter, shall consist in the casting of a vote, or attempting to cast a vote, whether or not the vote has been cast.
History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 14, § 2; P.L. 1907, ch. 1426, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 20, § 2; P.L. 1910, ch. 640, § 33; G.L. 1923, ch. 19, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 325, § 4; G.L. 1956, § 17-23-4; P.L. 1958, ch. 18, § 1; P.L. 1966, ch. 116, § 23; P.L. 1978, ch. 201, § 13; P.L. 1983, ch. 172, § 6.)