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Section 3599.17 | Prohibitions concerning elections officials.


(A) No elections official serving as a registrar or precinct election official shall do any of the following:

(1) Fail to appear before the board of elections, or its representative, after notice has been served personally upon the official or left at the official's usual place of residence, for examination as to the official's qualifications;

(2) Fail to appear at the polling place to which the official is assigned at the hour and during the hours set for the registration or election;

(3) Fail to take the oath prescribed by section 3501.31 of the Revised Code, unless excused by such board;

(4) Refuse or sanction the refusal of another registrar or precinct election official to administer an oath required by law;

(5) Fail to send notice to the board of the appointment of a precinct election official to fill a vacancy;

(6) Act as registrar or precinct election official without having been appointed and having received a certificate of appointment, except a precinct election official appointed to fill a vacancy caused by absence or removal;

(7) Fail in any other way to perform any duty imposed by law.

(B) Whoever violates division (A) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.

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