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the presence of the governor and sheriffs, as
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the Electors,
ident of the
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the Judges of
Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the judges and clerks of the township elections, and clerks of the different counties, shall be paid out of their respective county treasuries, such compensation as the board of commissioners of their
respective counties may direct. The sheriffs of etc., out of the several counties of the state, and electors of
president and vice-president, together with the expenses of publication and transmission of the certificates aforesaid, shall be paid out of the state treasury, such compensation as the general assembly shall, at their next session, provide by law.
ELIAS LANGHAM, Speaker of the house of representatives.
Speaker of the senate. January 20th, 1804.
Sec. 1. Be it enacteit by the general assembly Townships of the state of Ohio, That the townships of the ed. several counties in this state, as they are or hereafter may be laid out and designated, be and they are hereby formed into bodies politic and corporate, for the purposes of exercising and enjoying the rights and privileges hereinafter enumerated.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That on the Electors in first Monday of April, annually, the electors in ship to meet each and every township, shall assemble at such dns of April, place in their respective townships, as is here- etc. inafter directed, at the hour of ten o'clock in the morning, and when so assembled, to the number of fifteen or upwards, they shall proceed to elect a chairman, who shall preside at the said to elect a meeting, and it shall be his duty to preserve iis duty. order, and he shall have power to cause any and every disorderly person to be removed, and if necessary, confined, until the close of such meeting; and it shall be the duty of each and every constable present, to obey the orders and direc
tions of the said chairman, for the purpose of preserving order and regularity in such meet
ing; and at the same time the electors shall elect Two judges two persons, having the qualifications of elect
ors, as judges of the election, who shall take an oath or affirmation faithfully to discharge the duties of their office.
First meeting, where held.
Subsequent meetings to
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the first meeting of the electors under this act, shall be holden at the places appointed by the associate judges, for holding the last annual election, and
ever after, the elections shall be held in such be fixed dy, place, in the respective townships, as shall be etc., in new ordered and directed by the trustees at each the commis preceding meeting, and when any new town
ship is laid off, the board of commissioners shall appoint the place for holding the first meeting, and the place of holding their annual meetings shall be determined as in this section directed.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That after the election of a chairman and judges in manner aforesaid, the electors shall proceed to the election of one township clerk, three trustees, two overseers of the poor, two fence viewers, two appraisers of houses, one of whom shall be lister of taxable property, which lister shall be designated on each election ballot, a sufficient number of supervisors of highways, one or more con
stables and one township treasurer, which sev-
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, that it shall Duty and