AN ACT to amend Chapter 58, of the Revised Code of Delaware, relating to Primary Elections.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That Chapter 58, of the Revised Code of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended by adding a new Section after 1715 Section 38, to be known and styled as 1715 A, Section 39.
"1715 A, Section 39. Bribery at Primary Elections; Penalty: Every person, either in or out of the State, who shall receive or accept, or offer to receive or accept, or shall pay, transfer or deliver, or offer, or promise to pay, transfer or deliver, or offer, or promise to pay, transfer or deliver, or shall contribute or offer, or promise to contribute to another to be paid or used, any money, or other valuable thing, as a compensation, inducement or reward for the giving or withholding or in any manner influencing the giving or withholding a vote at any primary election held in Kent County for the purpose of selecting Delegates or Representatives to any Political Convention thereafter to be held for the purpose of selecting Candidates for public office or for the purpose of selecting Delegates to a National Political Convention thereafter to be held for the purpose of nominating Candidates for the office of President and Vice-President of the United States, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined not less than One Hundred Dollars nor more than Five Thousand Dollars, or shall be imprisoned for a term not less than one month nor more than three years, or shall suffer both fine and imprisonment within said limits at the discretion of the Court."
Approved April 19, A. D. 1917.