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     13-35-207. Deceptive election practices. A person is guilty of false swearing, unsworn falsification, or tampering with public records or information, as appropriate, and is punishable as provided in 45-7-202, 45-7-203, or 45-7-208, as applicable, whenever the person:
     (1) falsely represents the person's name or other information required upon the person's registry card and causes registration with the card;
     (2) signs a registry card knowingly witnessing any false or misleading statement;
     (3) knowingly causes a false statement, certificate, or return of any kind to be signed;
     (4) falsely makes a declaration or certificate of nomination;
     (5) files or receives for filing a declaration or certificate of nomination knowing that all or part of the declaration or certificate is false;
     (6) forges or falsely makes the official endorsement of a ballot;
     (7) forges or counterfeits returns of an election purporting to have been held at a precinct, municipality, or ward where no election was in fact held;
     (8) knowingly substitutes forged or counterfeit returns of election in place of the true returns for a precinct, municipality, or ward where an election was held;
     (9) signs a name other than the person's own to a petition, signs more than once for the same ballot issue, or signs a petition while not being a qualified elector of the state; or
     (10) makes a false oath or affidavit where an oath or affidavit is required by law.

     History: En. 23-47-115 by Sec. 15, Ch. 334, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 23-47-115; amd. Sec. 218, Ch. 571, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 23, Ch. 481, L. 2007.

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