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Every person who willfully and maliciously challenges the registration of a voter without reasonable cause to suspect that the voter is not qualified shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, in addition, be liable to the challenged voter for compensatory and punitive damages as well as for his or her counsel fees. The mere fact that a challenge was not sustained by the board shall not give rise to any civil or criminal liability of the objector.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Rhode Island General Laws Title 17. Elections § 17-9.1-29. Penalty for unsubstantiated challenge - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ri/title-17-elections/ri-gen-laws-sect-17-9-1-29/
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