(a) Until the polls are closed, no person shall be allowed in the polling place outside of the enclosed space at any primary or election, except the watchers, voters not exceeding ten at any one time who are awaiting their turn to vote, and peace officers, when necessary for the preservation of the peace. No elector shall be allowed to occupy a voting compartment or voting machine booth already occupied by another, except when giving assistance as permitted by this act.
§ 3528. Persons interfering in other districts.
Any person who shall on the day of any primary or election visit any polling place at which he is not entitled to vote and at which he is not entitled to be present under any provision of this act, and shall use any intimidation or violence for the purpose of preventing any election officer from performing the duties required of him by this act, or for the purpose of preventing any qualified elector from exercising his right to vote or from exercising his right to challenge any person offering to vote, or for the purpose of influencing the vote of any elector, he shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding fifteen thousand ($15,000) dollars, or to undergo an imprisonment of not more than seven (7) years, or both, in the discretion of the court.
§ 3551. Candidate violating act disqualified from holding office.
Any person who shall, while a candidate for office, be guilty of bribery, fraud or willful violation of any provision of this act, shall be forever disqualified from holding said office or any other office of trust or profit in this Commonwealth.