Conduct of Election and Voting Equipment, and Supplies

SECTION 17-19-47

§ 17-19-47. Improper possession of voting equipment keys or duplicates.

Any unauthorized person who makes a duplicate of, or has in his or her possession, a key to any voting equipment used at any election, or any election officer who keeps one or more keys to the voting equipment and fails or refuses to return them immediately after the election to the officer charged by law with the duty of caring for the keys, and any custodian who keeps one or more of the keys after he or she has prepared the voting equipment for election and refuses to turn the keys over to the officer charged by law with the care of the keys, and any officer charged by law with the care of the keys who keeps the keys and refuses to deliver them over to the officer's successor in office, shall be guilty of a felony.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1935, ch. 2195, § 26; G.L. 1938, ch. 318, § 22; P.L. 1940, ch. 818, § 1; impl. am. P.L. 1947, ch. 1886, §§ 36, 39; G.L. 1956, § 17-19-44; G.L. 1956, § 17-19-47; P.L. 1958, ch. 18, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 201, § 9; P.L. 1996, ch. 277, § 12; P.L. 1996, ch. 298, § 12.)