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DIVISION 18. PENAL PROVISIONS [18000 - 18700]

  ( Division 18 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 6. Corruption of the Voting Process [18500 - 18578]

  ( Chapter 6 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [18500 - 18502]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

18500.
  

Any person who commits fraud or attempts to commit fraud, and any person who aids or abets fraud or attempts to aid or abet fraud, in connection with any vote cast, to be cast, or attempted to be cast, is guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment for 16 months or two or three years.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

18501.
  

Any public official who knowingly violates any of the provisions of this chapter, and thereby aids in any way the illegal casting or attempting to cast a vote, or who connives to nullify any of the provisions of this chapter in order that fraud may be perpetrated, shall forever be disqualified from holding office in this state and upon conviction shall be sentenced to a state prison for 16 months or two or three years.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

18502.
  

Any person who in any manner interferes with the officers holding an election or conducting a canvass, or with the voters lawfully exercising their rights of voting at an election, as to prevent the election or canvass from being fairly held and lawfully conducted, is punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code for 16 months or two or three years.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 15, Sec. 71. (AB 109) Effective April 4, 2011. Operative October 1, 2011, by Sec. 636 of Ch. 15, as amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 39, Sec. 68.)

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