§3-9-16. Receiving or soliciting bribes by voters; penalties.
Any voter who shall, before or during any election, directly
or indirectly, by himself, or by any other person on his behalf,
solicit, demand, receive, agree or contract for any money, gift,
loan, or valuable consideration, office, place of employment, or
solicit any endorsement on a note or other paper, public or
private, for himself or for any other person, for voting or
agreeing to vote, or for voting for any person or candidate or
object, or agreeing so to vote, or from refraining or agreeing to
refrain from voting at any election; or any person who shall, after
any election, directly or indirectly, by himself, or by any other
person on his behalf, solicit, demand or receive any money or
valuable consideration on account of any person having voted or
refrained from voting, or having induced any other person to vote
or refrain from voting at any election, shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be fined not more
than one thousand dollars, or confined in jail for not more than
one year, or both, in the discretion of the court.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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