TITLE 17
Elections

CHAPTER 17-11
Voting Districts and Officials

SECTION 17-11-15


§ 17-11-15 Persons ineligible to serve as election officials.

No person shall be appointed or serve as an election official who has been convicted, found guilty, pleaded guilty or nolo contendere, or placed on a deferred or suspended sentence, or on probation, for any crime which involves moral turpitude or which constitutes a violation of any of the election or caucus laws of this or any other state. No person shall be disqualified simply because he or she is a notary public. No candidate for any office to be filled at any election shall be appointed at the election as an election official. Every election official shall make an affidavit before some member of the proper board of canvassers, to the effect that he or she is not disqualified by reason of the provisions of this section; provided, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to moderators and town clerks.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 11, § 35; G.L. 1909, ch. 11, § 40; P.L. 1910, ch. 640, § 22; G.L. 1923, ch. 11, § 39; G.L. 1938, ch. 312, § 35; P.L. 1940, ch. 819, §§ 3, 6; P.L. 1944, ch. 1474, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 17-11-15; P.L. 1958, ch. 18, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 342, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 99, § 2; P.L. 1994, ch. 264, § 2; P.L. 1997, ch. 370, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 113, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 203, § 1.)