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deemed a high misdemeanor, and on convic-
tion, the offender shall be liable to a fine not
exceeding four hundred dollars, or imprisoned
at hard labor, not exceeding two years, or both,
at the discretion of the court.
11. And be it enacted, That the clerks of

Duty of the common pleas in the several counties shall

county procure at the expense of the county, printed clerks. copies of the fourth and eighth sections of this act, and shall always transmit at least four copies thereof, with each list of nominations, to the town-clerks, who shall put up one with each of his advertisements of the election, and the list of nomination, as prescribed in the third section of the act to which this is a supplement 12. And be it enacted, That the fourth,

Rcpeal. eleventh and fifteenth sections of the act to which this is a supplement, and every other part of the same, or any other act, coming within the provisions of this supplementary act, be and the same are hereby repealed.

AN additional Supplement to the acts relative to

elections.

Passed February 23, 1811,

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the council and general assembly of this state, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That at any futue election for representatives to congress, electors of president and vicepresident of the United States, and members of the legislative council and general assembly, Printed sheriff and coroners, it shall be lawful for any tickets al. person being entitled to vote at any election lowed.

be pro

hereafter to be held in this state, to vote by delivering to the officers of the election a ticket either written or printed, or partly written and partly printed.

2. And be it enacted, That the clerks of the respective townships within this state shall

provide at the expense of their respective counElection boxes to ties, one election-box for each township or pre

cinct, for the use thereof, on or before the first cured.

Tuesday in October next; each box shall be made about a foot square, and strapped with iron at each corner so as to prevent it from being easily broken open, with a lid on the top, fastened with brass or iron hinges, and with three locks of different sizes and constructions, having an aperture of such size only as to admit a single ticket, and a sliding spring bolt placed on the inside so as effectually to exclude the admission of any thing into the box during the time of adjournment, through which aperture all the ballots shall be put separately

into the box; which said boxes being so as Kept in re. aforesaid procured, the clerks, at the expense pair. of their respective townships, shall keep them

in good repair, and on failure thereof he or they Penalty $ 20.

shall forfcit and pay the sum of twenty dollars for every neglect or refusal so to provide and keep them in order as aforesaid, to be recovered with costs of suit by any person who will sue for the same, one half to the prosecutor, and the other half for the use of the township.

3. And be it enacted, That so much of the acts heretofore passsed, as comes within the

purview of this act, be, and the same are hereRepeal. by repealed.

AN ACT for the more equal representation of the

county of Essex, in the general assembly of this state.

Passed November 10, 1803.

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the council and general assembly of this state, and it is

County of hereby enacted by the authority of the same, Essex to That on the second Tuesday of October next, send four and on the second Tuesday of October annu. alives to ally, thereafter, the people of the county of Es- the genesex, entitled to vote, shall elect four persons bly. to represent them in the general assembly of this state, any law, usage or custom, to the contrary notwithstanding.

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AN ACT directing the time and mode of electing

electors of the president and vice-president of the
United States, and representatives in congress, on
the
part

of this state.

Passed December 3, 1807.

county clerks to

Sec. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the council and general assembly of this state, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, Duty of That the clerks of the courts of common pleas of the several counties of this state, shall at- receive tend at the court-house of their respective

nomina

tions. counties, on the first Monday of September next, and shall there receive, at any time between the hours of ten in the morning and five in the afternoon of the same day, from any person qualified to vote for members of the state legislature, for such county, a ticket containing the names of any number not exceeding eight persons, proposed as candidates for electors

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of president and vice-president of the United States, on the part of this state ; also, in like manner, on the same ticket, the names of any number of persons not exceeding six, proposed as candidates to represent this state in the house of representatives of the eleventh congress of the United States; which ticket such person or persons shall subscribe with his or their names, and may either deliver personally or transmit by letter to the said clerks.

2. And be it enacted, That that the respec. tive clerks aforesaid shall, within ten days thereafter, transmit to the governor, or pe administering the government of this state, at

the expense of the state, a true copy of all the the gov. tickets by him respectively so received ; and

the said governor, or person administering the government, shall at the expense of the state, in ten days thereafter, transmit a true list of all the names, so nominated as candidates for the electors of the president and vice-president of the United States, and also of the names so nominated as candidates for the representatives of the eleventh congress of the United States, in the several counties, to the clerk of each

county in this state, who upon receipt of the Oftown.

same,

shall forthwith forward a copy thereof, ship clerks

to the clerk of each township in the county ; copies of which list, the said clerks shall fourteen days previous to the election, cause to be put up in at least three of the most public places in the township, and such list shall be kept up during the continuance of the election, in public view.

3. And be it enacted, That the election for

the electors and representatives aforesaid, of the Election, United States, on the part of this state, shall be conducted by ballot, and exclusively from the persons so

nominated; which ballot shall not contain more than eight names for electors of president and vice-president, nor more than six names for representatives to the eleventh congress of the United States, and shall commence at and be holden in each of the townships of the respective counties in this state, on the first Tuesday in November next, at the places where the last election for the state legislature shall have been holden in the respective townships, and shall be in all respects, unless where otherwise directed by this act, conducted according to the mode prescribed by the existing laws regulating the manner of conducting elections : and all persons offending against any of the provisions in said laws contained, shall be liable to the same pains and penalties for misconduct, neglect or refusal, and be entitled to the same compensation, as in and by the said laws are inflicted and allowed.

4. And be it enacted, That after the poll is closed, the judge and inspectors shall, together Duty of of with the clerk of the election, proceed without lection, delay, to take an account of, and cast up the votes given in for each candidate as an elector of president and vice-president of the United States, and also of each candidate as representative from this state in the eleventh congress of the United States, and shall make separate lists of the same, which list they shall sign, certify, seal

and transmit to the clerk of the coun. ty, who shall attend at the court-house of the county, on the Saturday next after the day of election, for the purpose of receiving the same, and which list shall be delivered to him before five o'clock in the afternoon of said day, which

of clerk of said clerk shall then proceed in a public manner county, to make one general list of all the candidates

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