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WVC 3-9-17 §3-9-17. Illegal voting; deceiving voters; penalties.
If any person knowingly votes when not legally entitled; or votes more than once in the same election; or knowingly votes or attempts to vote more than one ballot for the same office, or on the same question; or procures or assists in procuring an illegal vote to be admitted, or received, at an election, knowing the same to be illegal; or a legal vote to be rejected, knowing the same to be legal; or, with intent to deceive, alters the ballot of a voter by marking out the name of any person for whom such voter desires to vote; or, with like intent, writes the name of any person on such ballot other than those directed by the voter; or with like intent, makes any alteration thereof, whether such ballot be voted or not; or defrauds any voter at any election, by deceiving and causing him to vote for a different person for any office than he intended or desired to vote for, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall for each offense be fined not more than one thousand dollars or confined 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 2014 1st Special Session
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