§ 17-23-9. Violations as to nomination papers or withdrawals Protection of party emblems.
Any person who falsely makes, or willfully defaces or destroys, any certificate of nomination or nomination paper, or any part of it, or any letter of withdrawal, or files any certificate of nomination or nomination paper or letter of withdrawal, knowing it or any part of it to be falsely made, or suppresses any certificate of nomination or nomination paper or letter of withdrawal, or any part of it, which has been duly filed, and any person or persons who prints, stamps, or affixes, or causes to be printed, stamped, or affixed, upon any letterhead, circular, or pamphlet used for political purposes, or upon political literature of any nature, a representation of the chosen emblem or device of any political party in this state without having first obtained the consent, in writing, of the chairperson of the state central committee of the political party whose chosen emblem or device is sought to be used for these purposes, shall be guilty of a felony.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 11, § 45; P.L. 1905, ch. 1229, § 8; G.L. 1909, ch. 11, § 50; G.L. 1923, ch. 11, § 49; G.L. 1938, ch. 325, § 9; G.L. 1956, § 17-23-9; P.L. 1958, ch. 18, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 201, § 13.)