Section: Classification and arrangement; effect on construction
19:17-5. If any district board neglects to give the following information on the statements of results: the total number of names on the signature copy register or register of voters, the total number of ballots rejected, the number of votes given for each person, and the number of votes given for or against each public question, or fails to deliver or safely transmit any statement of the result of any election, tally sheet, signature copy registers, register of voters, ballot box or boxes, ballot box keys, flag or any other document or book pertaining to any election, within the time required by this Title, or destroys or damages, or causes or allows any loose leaf binder, registry book or other book or document to be destroyed or damaged or fails to perform any duties provided by this Title or imposed by the county board or by the commissioner, the payment of part or all of the compensation of the members of the board shall be withheld by the county treasurer or collector, as the case may be, by order of the county board or the commissioner, as the case may be, or may be forfeited by like order; and the Secretary of State or the clerk of the county or the municipal clerk, as the case may be, shall certify to the county board the name of any district board so failing to deliver or transmit such statements, books, documents or articles as hereinbefore mentioned.
In case of failure of a district board to produce the required statements, books or other documents within twenty-four hours after being notified, the county board may make application to the Superior Court for an order to show cause why the members of such district board shall not be held in contempt of court for such neglect or failure, and punished accordingly.
Amended 1953, c.19, s.21; 1991,c.91,s.243.
We hope you find our tools helpful, please visit www.thelegalassistant.com for further information on our other free legal tools and products including LPO compliant legal case management software.