When not authorized, during or after an election, break open or violate the seals or locks on a ballot box containing ballots of that election or obtain unlawful possession of a ballot box with official ballots; conceal, withhold or destroy ballots or ballot boxes; wilfully, fraudulently or forcibly add to or diminish the number of ballots legally deposited in a ballot box; or aid or abet any person in doing any of the acts prohibited by this paragraph.
Fraudulently change a ballot of an elector so the elector is prevented from voting for whom the elector intended.
Receive a ballot from or give a ballot to a person other than the election official in charge.
Vote or offer to vote a ballot except as has been received from one of the inspectors.
Receive a completed ballot from a voter unless qualified to do so.
Solicit a person to show how his or her vote is cast.
Remove a ballot from a polling place before the polls are closed.
Solicit another elector to offer assistance under s. 6.82 (2)
or 6.87 (5)
, except in the case of an elector who is blind or visually impaired to the extent that the elector cannot read a ballot.
Obtain an absentee ballot as the agent of another elector under s. 6.86 (3)
and fail or refuse to deliver it to such elector.
Present false identification for the purpose of inducing an election official to permit the person to vote.
Corroborate any information offered by a proposed elector for the purpose of permitting the person to register to vote or to vote, knowing such information to be false.
Refuse to obey a lawful order of an inspector made for the purpose of enforcing the election laws; engage in disorderly behavior at or near a polling place; or interrupt or disturb the voting or canvassing proceedings.
After an election, break the locks or seals or reset the counters on a voting machine except in the course of official duties carried out at the time and in the manner prescribed by law; or disable a voting machine so as to prevent an accurate count of the votes from being obtained; or open the registering or recording compartments of a machine with intent to do any such act.
Tamper with automatic tabulating equipment or any record of votes cast or computer program which is to be used in connection with such equipment to count or recount votes at any election so as to prevent or attempt to prevent an accurate count of the votes from being obtained.
Wilfully provide to a municipal clerk false information for the purpose of obtaining a confidential listing under s. 6.47 (2)
for that person or another person.
Disclose to any person information provided under s. 6.47 (8)
when not authorized to do so.
(4) Nursing and retirement home and community-based residential facility voting.
No employee of a nursing home or qualified retirement home or qualified community-based residential facility, as defined in s. 6.875 (1) (as)
, may disclose the designated time arranged for absentee voting by occupants of the home or community-based residential facility under s. 6.875 (6)
to any person other than an occupant of the home or qualified community-based residential facility or a relative of an occupant, as defined in s. 6.875 (1)
, who requests to be so informed.
Whoever violates s. 12.09
or 12.13 (1)
, (2) (b) 1.
or (3) (a)
may be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than 4 years and 6 months or both.
Whoever violates s. 12.03
or 12.13 (2) (b) 8.
may be fined not more than $1,000, or imprisoned not more than 6 months or both.
If a successful candidate for public office, other than a candidate for the legislature or a candidate for national office, is adjudged guilty in a criminal action of any violation of this chapter under sub. (1) (a)
committed during his or her candidacy, the court shall after entering judgment enter a supplemental judgment declaring a forfeiture of the candidate's right to office. The supplemental judgment shall be transmitted to the officer or agency authorized to issue the certificate of nomination or election to the office for which the person convicted is a candidate. If the candidate's term has begun, the office shall become vacant. The office shall then be filled in the manner provided by law.
If a successful candidate for the legislature or U.S. congress is adjudged guilty in a criminal action of any violation of this chapter under sub. (1) (a)
committed during his or her candidacy, the court shall after entering judgment certify its findings to the presiding officer of the legislative body to which the candidate was elected.
Any election official who is convicted of any violation of this chapter shall, in addition to the punishment otherwise provided, be disqualified to act as an election official for a term of 5 years from the time of conviction.
Prosecutions under this chapter shall be conducted in accordance with s. 11.61 (2)