§3-9-8. Distinguishing marks on ballots; conspiracies; penalties.
If any person shall induce, or attempt to induce, any voter to
write, paste or otherwise place on his ballot the name of any
person, or any sign or device of any kind, as a distinguishing mark
by which to indicate to any other person how such voter voted, or
shall enter into or attempt to form any agreement or conspiracy
with any other person to induce or attempt to induce a voter to so
place a distinguishing name or mark on his ballot, whether or not
such act be committed or attempted to be committed, such person so
offending shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction
thereof, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars, or be
imprisoned in the county jail for not more than one year, or both,
in the discretion of the court.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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