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2014 Statute

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25-2422. Unauthorized voting disclosure. (a) Unauthorized voting disclosure is, while being charged with any election duty, intentionally:

(1) Disclosing or exposing the contents of any ballot, whether cast in a regular or provisional manner, or the name of any voter who cast such ballot, except as ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction in an election contest pursuant to K.S.A. 25-1434 et seq., and amendments thereto; or

(2) inducing or attempting to induce any voter to show how the voter marks or has marked the voter's ballot.

(b) The name of any voter who has cast a ballot shall not be disclosed from the time the ballot is cast until the final canvass of the election by the county board of canvassers.

(c) Nothing in this section shall prohibit the disclosure of the names of persons who have voted advance ballots.

(d) Nothing in this section shall prohibit authorized poll agents from observing elections as authorized by K.S.A. 25-3004, 25-3005 and 25-3005a, and amendments thereto.

(e) Unauthorized voting disclosure is a severity level 10, nonperson felony.

History: L. 1974, ch. 157, § 16; L. 1993, ch. 291, § 208; L. 2013, ch. 101, § 1; July 1.

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