N.Y. Election Law Section 17-140
Furnishing money or entertainment to induce attendance at polls


Any person who directly or indirectly by himself or through any other person in connection with or in respect of any election during the hours of voting on a day of a general, special or primary election gives or provides, or causes to be given or provided, or shall pay, wholly or in part, for any meat, drink, tobacco, refreshment or provision to or for any person, other than persons who are official representatives of the board of elections or political parties and committees and persons who are engaged as watchers, party representatives or workers assisting the candidate, except any such meat, drink, tobacco, refreshment or provision having a retail value of less than one dollar, which is given or provided to any person in a polling place without any identification of the person or entity supplying such provisions, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

Source: Section 17-140 — Furnishing money or entertainment to induce attendance at polls, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ELN/17-140 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 8, 2024).

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Definitions
17‑102
Misdemeanors at, or in connection with, primary elections, caucuses, enrollment in political parties, committees, and conventions
17‑104
False registration
17‑106
Misconduct of election officers
17‑108
False affidavits
17‑110
Misdemeanors concerning police commissioners or officers or members of any police force
17‑112
Soliciting media support
17‑114
Failure to furnish information
17‑116
Removal, mutilation or destruction of election booths, supplies, poll-lists or cards of instruction
17‑118
Refusal to permit employees to attend election
17‑120
Misconduct in relation to certificate of nomination and official ballot
17‑122
Misconduct in relation to petitions
17‑124
Failure to deliver official ballots
17‑126
Misconduct of election officers
17‑128
Violations of election law by public officer or employee
17‑130
Misdemeanor in relation to elections
17‑132
Illegal voting
17‑134
Unlawful use of pasters
17‑136
False returns
17‑140
Furnishing money or entertainment to induce attendance at polls
17‑142
Giving consideration for franchise
17‑144
Receiving consideration for franchise
17‑146
Offender a competent witness
17‑148
Bribery or intimidation of elector in military service of United States
17‑150
Duress and intimidation of voters
17‑152
Conspiracy to promote or prevent election
17‑154
Pernicious political activities
17‑156
Political assessments
17‑160
Procuring fraudulent documents in order to vote
17‑162
Judicial candidates not to contribute
17‑164
Political contributions by owners of polling places prohibited
17‑166
Penalty
17‑168
Crimes against the elective franchise not otherwise provided for
17‑170
Destroying or delaying election returns

Accessed:
Jun. 8, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 17-140’s source at nysenate​.gov

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