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Act, shall, upon conviction, be fined in a sum not exceeding $500, and shall be liable to the person injured by reason of such 'neglect or refusal, in an amount not exceeding $500, to be recovered in an action on the case.

SEC. 270. If any county, city, village, incorporated town, or town clerk or justice of the peace shall be guilty of any fraud, corruption or misbehavior, in canvassing the votes or making any abstract of votes or issuing any certificate of election, he shall, on conviction, be fined in any sum not exceeding $500, or imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding one year, or both, in the discretion of the court.

SEC. 271. If any supervisor, county commissioner, or member of any county board, shall wilfully refuse, neglect or fail to do any act, or perform any duty required of him by the election laws of this State, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction fined not exceeding $500, or imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding six months, or both, in the discretion of the court.

SEC. 272. Any public officer upon whom a duty is imposed by this Act, who shall wilfully neglect to perform such duty, or who shall wilfully perform it in such a way as to hinder the object of this Act, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $5.00 nor more than $1,000.00, or by imprisonment in the penitentiary for not less than one year, and not exceeding five years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Sec. 273. If any member or officer of any board of registration shall wilfully violate any of the provisions of this Act, or be guilty of any fraud in the execution of the duties of his office, he shall be punished for each and every offense by imprisonment in the State prison for not less than one year and not more than five years.

SEC. 274. No person, other than a judge of election, shall, from the time the ballot box is opened for the purpose of canvassing the ballots to the time the ballots are strung and sealed, handle or remove any ballot.

No judge of election shall, from the time the ballot box is opened for the purpose of canvassing the ballots to the time the ballots are strung and sealed permit any ballot to be taken from his hand, or to be handled or removed by any person other than a judge of election.

The judges of election shall, if required by any person entitled to be present during the canvass of the ballots, exhibit to such person the ballot then being canvassed, fully opened and in such condition that he may fully read and examine it, but such judge shall, at all times, retain such ballot in his own hand and keep the same completely in his custody or under his control.

Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten dollars and not more than one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than ten days and not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

SEC. 275. Any voter who shall take with him into the voting booth any carbon paper or other impression paper, for. the purpose of making a carbon or impression copy of the ballot as voted by him, or who shall make such carbon or impression copy of the ballot as voted by him, shall be punished by a finē of not less than ten dollars and not more than one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than ten days and not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

(5) Pertaining to Primary Elections. SEC. 276. No spirituous, malt, vinous or intoxicating liquor shall be sold or given away, nor shall any saloon, barroom or place where such liquor is sold or given away be opened during the holding of any primary. Whoever violates the provisions of this section shall be fined in a sum not less than twenty-five (25) nor more than one hundred (100) dollars. It shall be the duty of the sheriff, constable, coroner, and other officers of the county, the magistrates and mayors of cities to see that the provisions of this section are enforced.

SEC. 277. If any person whose vote is challenged, or any witness sworn under the provisions of this Act relating to primaries, shall knowingly,

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wilfully and corruptly swear falsely, he shall be deemed guilty of perjury and on conviction thereof shall be punished accordingly.

Sec. 278. (1) Whoever unlawfully votes more than once at any primary or offers to vote after having once voted at such primary, or knowing that he is not a qualified elector at a primary, wilfully votes at such primary, shall, on conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not exceeding one thousand (1,000) dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or both, in the discretion of the court.

(2) Whoever wilfully aids or abets any one not legally qualified to vote at a primary in voting or attempting to vote at such primary; or

(3) By unlawful means prevents or attempts to prevent any primary elector from attending or voting at a primary; or

(4) Gives or offers to give any valuable thing or bribe to any judge or clerk of a primary, as a consideration of some act to be done or omitted to be done contrary to his officitl duty in relation to such primary, shall, on conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not exceeding one thousand (1,000) dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or both, in the discretion of the court; any judge or clerk who shall receive, request or demand any bribe or reward, forbidden by this Act relating to primaries shall, on conviction, be liable to the same penalties as prescribed in this Act for giving or offering to give such bribe or reward.

SEC. 279. (1) Any person who shall solicit, request, demand or receive, directly or indirectly, any money, intoxicating liquor or other thing of value or the promise thereof, either to influence his vote, or to be used, or under the pretense of being used to procure the vote of any other person or persons or to be used at any poll or other place prior to or on the day of a primary for or against any candidate for office, or for or against any measure or questions to be voted upon at such primary, shall be deemed guilty of the infamous crime of bribery in primaries, and upon conviction thereof in any court of record shall be sentenced to disfranchisement by the judge of such court for a term of not less than five and not more than fifteen years, and to the county jail not less than three months or more than one year, and to pay the cost of prosecution and stand committed to the county jail until such costs are fully paid. That for a conviction of a second offense under this section, the first being alleged and proven, such offender shall be by sentence of the court forever thereafter disfranchised and deprived of the right to vote at a primary in this State, and be imprisoned in the county jail not less than one year, and be committed to jail in default of the payment of costs of prosecution until such costs are fully paid. Prosecutions may be had under this section by indictment in the Circuit Court, or by information in the County Courts, and the effect of a sentence of disfranchisement in either of such courts, both having jurisdiction of offenses hereunder, shall be to deprive such persons sentenced of the right to vote at any primary within this State for a period of time fixed by the court where such person shall be convicted under this section. Any candidate or other person paying, furnishing or promising to pay or furnish, or bribing such person with money, intoxicating liquors or any other thing of value, or the promise thereof, shall not be liable to punishment therefor, but shall be a competent witness and compelled to testify in prosecutions under this section. Solicitations of any person of a loan of money or the purchase of anything of value, or any other subterfuge shall be deemed a violation thereof.

(2) Any person who shall have been legally convicted and disfranchised by a court of competent jurisdiction, who shall, before the expiration of his term of disfranchisement, vote or offer to vote at any primary within this State shall, upon indictment and conviction thereof in a court of competent jurisdiction, but confined in the penitentiary for a term of years not less than one nor more than ten years.

SEC. 280. Whoever is disorderly at a primary shall forfeit a sum not exceeding twenty-five (25) dollars.

Sec. 281. Whoever bets or wagers any money, property or other valuable thing upon the result of the primary, or bets or wagers money, property or other valuable thing upon the number of votes which may be given to any person at a primary, or shall receive the greatest number of votes at a primary, or agrees to pay any other person any money, property or other valuable thing in the event that a primary shall result in one way, or in the event that any person shall or shall not be nominated or shall receive a greater number of votes than others, upon conviction thereof shall be fined in a sum not exceeding one thousand (1,000) dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding one year, or both, in the discretion of the court.

SEC, 282. (1) If any judge of a primary shall permit a person to vote whose vote is challenged, without the proof required in this Act relating to primaries; or,

(2) Shall knowingly and wilfully permit a person to testify as a witness contrary to the provisions hereof; or,

(3) Shall knowingly permit a person to vote who is not qualified according to law; or,

(4) Shall knowingly receive and count more than one vote from the same person at the same primary for the same office, except as allowed by law; or,

(5) Shall refuse to receive the vote of a qualified primary elector at such primary, who will make the affidavit of, and proof required by law; or,

(6) Shall be guilty of any fraud, corruption or manifest misbehav. ior; or,

(7) Snail open or unfoid any ballot when the same is presented to be deposited in the ballot box; or,

(8) Shall wilfully neglect to perform any of the duties required of him by this Act relating to primaries, shall, on conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding one year, or both, in the discretion of the court.

SEC. 283. If any person wilfully or corruptly ascertains, publishes or reveals how a primary elector voted at a primary, he shall, on conviction thereof be fined in any sum not exceeding one thousand (1,000) dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding one year, or both, in the discretion of the court.

SEC. 284. If any clerk of a primary shall wilfully neglect to perform any duty required of him as primary clerk, or shall be guilty of fraud, corruption or misbehavior, he shall, on conviction thereof be fined in a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding six months, or both, in the discretion of the court.

SEC. 285. If any judge, clerk or messenger, after having been deputed by the primary judges to carry the primary poll books, tally sheets and returns of such primary to the place where by law they are required to be canvassed, wilfully or negligently fails to deliver such primary poll books, tally sheets or returns within a time prescribed by law, with the seal unbroken, he shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars or imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding six months, or both, in the discretion of the court.

SEC. 286. If any county, city or town clerk wilfully refuses to perform any duty required of him by this Act relating to primaries, he shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars and shall be liable to the person injured by reason of such neglect or refusal in an amount not exceeding five hundred dollars, to be recovered in an action on the case.

SEC. 287. If any person whose duty it is to canvass the returns or make a tabulated statement thereof, shall be guilty of fraud, corruption or misbehavior in not canvasing the returns or making a tabulated statement thereof, he shall, upon conviction, be fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars or be imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding one year, or both, in the discretion of the court.

SEC. 288. Whoever shall wilfully and wrongfully take or carry away from the place where it has been deposited for safe keeping, or deface, mutilate or change any primary poll book, tally sheet or ballot, or any name or figure therein, shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars or imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one year, or both, in the discretion of the court.

SEC. 289. Any person or member of a board or any primary judge, clerk or other officer who is guilty of stealing, wilfully and wrongfully breaking, destroying, mutilating, defacing, falsifying, or unlawfully moving or secreting or detaining the whole or any part of any ballot box, or any record, primary poll book, tally sheet, or copy thereof, oath, returns, or any other paper or document provided for in this Act relating to primaries or who shall fraudulently make any entry erasure or alteration therein, except as allowed and directed by law, or who permits any other person so to do shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding one year, or both, in the discretion of the court.

SEC. 290. If any person shall commit any Act prohibited herein in relation to primaries, or refrain from doing any act or duty required to be done herein in relation to primaries, and if any person shall in any manner be guilty of a violation of this Act relating to primaries, whether the same is denominated an offense or not, and for which no punishment is herein specially provided, such person shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not less than twenty-five nor more than one hundred dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding one year, or both, in the discretion of the court.

ARTICLE XVII.

REPEAL AND SAVINGS.

SEC. 291. The following Acts and parts of Acts, together with all amendments thereto, are hereby repealed :

“An Act in regard to elections and to provide for filling vacancies in elective offices," approved April 3, 1872, in force July 1, 1872;

An Act to provide for the printing and ditsribution of ballots at public expense and for the nomination of candidates for public offices, to regulate the manner of holding elections and to enforce the secrecy of the ballot," approved June 22, 1891, in force July 1, 1891;

“An Act to dispense with individual tally marks in canvassing the socalled 'straight tickets at all elections hereafter held in this State; and concerning the duties of the clerks in the canvass of such elections," approved May 13, 1905, in force July 1, 1905;

“An Act to provide for the holding of primary elections by political parties," approved March 9, 1910, in force July 1, 1910;

An Act to provide for the holding of primary elections by political parties for the nomination of members of the General Assembly and the election of senatorial committeemen," approved March 9, 1910, in force July 1, 1910;

“An Act to prevent and punish illegal voting at primary elections," approved June 29, 1885, in force July 1, 1885;

“An Act for the registry of electors and to prevent fraudulent voting," approved and in force February 15, 1865;

“An Act to prevent illegal voting by paupers and others in this State," approved.May 25, 1877, in force July 1, 1877;

An Act to enable inmates of soldiers' and sailors' homes within the State of Illinois to vote at elections," approved June 16, 1887, in force July 1, 1887;

“An Act to provide for the time of opening and closing the polls during elections of cities, towns and villages in this State," approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1, 1879;

“An Act relating to elections and to fix the time of holding the same in cities having the same territory as an organized township," approved May 6, 1879, in force July 1, 1879;

Sec. 4 of Act entitled, "An Act to provide the manner of proposing amendments to the Constitution and submitting the same to the electors of this State," approved March 14, 1877, in force July 1, 1877;

Sections 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 of Article VII of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to township organization," approved and in force March 4, 1874;

“An Act to provide for the election of supervisors in counties under town. ship organization (except in the county of Cook), to fix the terms of office, and to calssify them in the county boards according to their terms,” approved June 4, 1889, in force July 1, 1889;

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“An Act to provide for the election of town clerks, township assessors and township collectors in counties under township organization, and to fix their term of office," approved June 14, 1909, in force July 1, 1909.

SEC. 292. The provisions of this Act, so far as they are the same as those of existing statutes, shall be construed as continuations thereof and not as new enactments, and a reference in a statute which has not been repealed to provisions of laws which have been revised and re-enacted herein shall be construed as applying to such provisions as so incorporated in this Act.

The provisions of this Act shall not affect any act done, liability incurred, or any right accrued and established or any suit or prosecution, civil or criminal, pending or to be instituted, to enforce any right or penalty or to punish any offense under the authority of existing laws, but the proceedings in such cases shall conform to the provisions of this Act.

SEC. 293. Nothing in this Act contained shall be construed to repeal, amend or modify an Act entitled, “An Act regulating the holding of elections and declaring the result thereof in cities, villages and incorporated towns in this State," approved June 19, 1885, in force July 1, 1885, or amendments thereto, but all the provisions of said Act now in force or hereafter enacted, shall be in force in such cities, villages and incorporated towns which have adopted said Act and shall be applicable to the registration of electors, and the holding and conduct of eiections.

In such cities, villages and incorporated towns:

(1) The judges and clerks of general elections appointed by the board of election commissioners shall be the judges and clerks of primary elections,

(2) The ballots for all elections, general, special, local, municipal, State and county, and for all primary elections and for all other elections of every description to be held in such cities, villages, and incorporated towns, or any part thereof, at any time, shall be printed and furnished by the board of election commissioners, and shall be paid for as provided in said Act.

(3) The division of such city, village or incorporated town, into voting precincts for election purposes shall also constitute the division into voting precincts for primary election purposes.

(4) The primary election shall be conducted and held by the board of election commissioners.

(5) The petitions of candidates for nomination for city, village or incorporated town offices, and the petitions of candidates for election as ward committeemen, and precinct committeemen shall be filed with the board of election commissioners. The petitions of candidates for nomination for all other offices, and for election for all other political committees, shall be filed in the offices particularly mentioned in this Act.

(6) The returns of a primary election held within such city, village or incorporated town shall be made to, canvassed by, and tabulated statements thereof shall be made by the board of election commissioners.

Except in the case of the nomination of candidates for city, village or incorporated town offices and except in the case of the election of ward committeemen and precinct committeemen, the result of the primary shall not be declared and certificates of nomination or of election issued by the board of election commissioners, but such tabulated statement of returns shall, within two days after the completion of such canvass by the board of election commissioners, be filed with the county clerk of the county in which such city is situated.

(7) Not less than thirty days before any election the county clerk, and not less than twenty-eight days before any election the city, village or incorporated town clerk or other clerk, shall certify to the board of election commissioners the names of all candidates under the property party appellation or titles and offices which are to be voted for in such city, village or incorporated town.

(8) The expense of holding and conducting elections and primary elections shall be paid in the manner provided in said Act.

(9) The judges and clerks of elections and primary elections shall receive the compensation provided in said Act.

SEC. 294. Nothing in this Act contained shall be construed to repeal, amend or modify an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the organization

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