N.Y. Election Law Section 17-142
Giving consideration for franchise


Except as allowed by law, any person who directly or indirectly, by himself or through any other person:

1.

Pays, lends or contributes, or offers or promises to pay, lend or contribute any money or other valuable consideration to or for any voter, or to or for any other person, to induce such voter or other person to vote or refrain from voting at any election, or to induce any voter or other person to vote or refrain from voting at such election for any particular person or persons, or for or against any particular proposition submitted to voters, or to induce such voter to come to the polls or remain away from the polls at such election or to induce such voter or other person to place or cause to be placed or refrain from placing or causing to be placed his name upon a registration poll record or on account of such voter or other person having voted or refrained from voting for or against any particular person or for or against any proposition submitted to voters, or having come to the polls or remained away from the polls at such election, or having placed or caused to be placed or refrained from placing or causing to be placed his or any other name upon the registry of voters; or, 2. Gives, offers or promises any office, place or employment, or promises to procure or endeavor to procure any office, place or employment to or for any voter, or to or for any other person, in order to induce such voter or other person to vote or refrain from voting at any election, or to induce any voter or other person to vote or refrain from voting at such election, for or against any particular person or for or against any proposition submitted to voters, or to induce any voter or other person to place or cause to be placed or refrain from placing or causing to be placed his or any other name upon a registration poll record; or, 3. Gives, offers or promises any office, place, employment or valuable thing as an inducement for any voter or other person to procure or aid in procuring either a large or a small vote, plurality or majority at any election district or other political division of the state, for a candidate or candidates to be voted for at an election; or to cause a larger or smaller vote, plurality or majority to be cast or given for any candidate or candidates in one such district or political division than in another; or, 4. Makes any gift, loan, promise, offer, procurement or agreement as aforesaid to, for or with any person to induce such person to procure or endeavor to procure the election of any person or the vote of any voter at any election; or, 5. Procures or engages or promises or endeavors to procure, in consequence of any such gift, loan, offer, promise, procurement, or agreement the election of any person, or the vote of any voter, at such election; or, 6. Advances or pays or causes to be paid, any money or other valuable thing, to or for the use of any other person with the intent that the same, or any part thereof, shall be used in bribery at any election, or knowingly pays or causes to be paid any money or other valuable thing to any person in discharge or repayment of any money, wholly or in part expended in bribery at any election, is guilty of a felony.

Source: Section 17-142 — Giving consideration for franchise, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ELN/17-142 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 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. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 17-142’s source at nysenate​.gov

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