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The Maryland Code : Public General Laws and Public Local Laws, 1860
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ART. 35.] ELECTIONS. 261

19. If any person shall vote twice at one election, he shall be
liable to a presentment in the Circuit Court for the county in
which he may reside, and may be fined not exceeding forty
dollars, and imprisoned not exceeding one month, in the dis-
cretion of the court. This section not to apply to the city of
Baltimore where a different penalty is prescribed by the local
law.

20*. If any person shall remove into any election precinct in
the city of Baltimore, not for the purpose of acquiring a bona fide
residence therein, but for the purpose of voting therein at an ap-
proaching election, or shall vote or offer to vote in any election dis-
trict or precinct in which he does not reside, (except in the case
provided for in the first Article of the Constitution,) or shall at the
same election vote in more than one election district or precinct,
or shall vote or offer to vote in any name not his own, or in the
place of any other person of the same name, or shall vote in
any county or city in which he does not reside, such person, if
the offence be committed in a county, shall be punished by fine
not less than ten nor exceeding one hundred dollars, and by im-
prisonment in the county jail for thirty days, and if the offence
be committed in the city of Baltimore, he shall be punished as
prescribed by the local law of Baltimore city.

21. The judges of election may administer an oath in any inquiry
they may deem necessary to be made touching the right of any
person offering to vote, and if any person shall swear falsely in
relation thereto, he shall, upon conviction thereof, suffer the pains
and penalties of perjury.

22. It shall be the special duty of the judges of election to
give information to the respective State's Attorneys, of all in-
fractions of this article when discovered by them, under the
penalty of twenty dollars for neglect in each case.

23. If any candidate, or other person or persons, shall practise
force and violence, with intent to influence unduly, or to overawe,
intercept or hinder any election, he shall, on conviction thereof
in any court of criminal jurisdiction in the county where the
offence was committed, suffer such fine, not exceeding two
hundred and fifty dollars, and such imprisonment, not exceeding
fifty days, as the court shall adjudge. This section not to apply
to the city of Baltimore where a different penalty is prescribed
by the local law of said city.

 

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