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Ch. 2) Canvass by State Board 31

the county clerk shall receive the certified copy of the abstract of votes cast by absent voters who are in the military or naval service of the United States. After the county clerk receives said certified copy of the abstract he shall reconvene the canvassing board and canvass and make return of all votes cast at said general election by absent voters of the county who are in the military or naval service of the United States or of this State.

Sec. 2. Amendment—That Section 9, of Chapter 33 of the Laws of Nebraska for 1917, is hereby amended to read as follows:

2084. Section 146. Canvass by State Board: The vote cast for president and vice-president, shall be canvassed by a board of State canvassers, consisting of the Governor, secretary of state, auditor of public accounts, treasurer and attorney general. Such canvass shall be sufficient notice to the Governor to appoint the electors of president and vice-president, as required by Section 1 of Chapter 33 of the Laws 0f\Nebraska for 1917.

Said board shall include in this canvass the votes of absent electors who are absent from this State, serving either in the military or naval service of the United States or of this State.

Sec. 3. Amendment—That Section 2087 of the Revised Statutes for 1913 is hereby amended to read as follows:

2087. .Section 149. Same—Place and Time for Meeting of State Board—The board of State canvassers shall meet at the office of the secretary of state on the Sixth Monday after the election; and in case all of said returns shall not have been received at the office of the secretary of state, the board may adjourn from day to day until the same shall have been received. Said board shall immediately after completing the canvass as returned by the various county clerks canvass and make return of the votes cast by persons who are absent from this State in either the military or naval service of the United States or of this State.

Sec. 4. Amendment.—That Section 10, of Chapter 33 of the Laws of 1917. is hereby amended to read as follows:

2090. Section 152, Canvass by Legislatul'e.—Tlie votes cast for United States Senator, Congressmen, Regents, Judges of the Supreme and District courts, all state officers and all questions under the constitution voted upon by the whole people, shall be canvassed by the legislature at its next regular session. The legislature shall include in its canvass the votes cast by absent voters who are in the military or naval service of the United States or of this State.

Sec. 5. Amendment—That Section 2091 of the. Revised Statutes of Nebraska for 1913 is hereby amended to read as follows:

2091. Section 153. Certificate of Election of County Ofiicers. —The county clerk shall make out a certificate of election to each of the persons having the highest number of votes for the several county, precinct and township oflicers, and members of the legislature from the county alone. No county clerk shall make out, issue or deliver a certificate of election until the vote cast'by absent electors who are in the military or naval service of the United States or of this State has been canvassed and allowed as provided by law.

See. 6. Amendment—That Section 2092 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska for 1913 is hereby amended to read as follows:

2092. Section 154. Certificate of Election of State Officers.— A certificate shall be prepared for each person elected in substance as follows:

State of Nebraska. At an election holden on the—day of—A. B. was elected to the ofiice of———for the term of——_years from the—————(or, if to fill a vacancy, say, for the residue of the terms ending on the day of——A. D. -—-—). Given at Lincoln this day of—_—-——-—A. D.

Such certificate shall be signed by the Governor, under the seal of the State and countersigned by the Secretary of State. No certificate of election shall be issued until the vote cast by absent voters who are in the military or naval service of the United States or of this State shall have been canvassed and returned as provided by law.

Sec. 7. Repea1.—That Sections 7, 9 and 10 of Chapter 33 of

the Laws of Nebraska of 1917, and Sections 2087, 2091 and 2092 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska for 1913 are hereby repealed.

Approved, April 8, 1918.

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Ch. 3) Returns—Precinct and County 33

CHAPTER 3.
(House Roll No. 3.)

[Introduced by Crlst Anderson, C. W. Trumble, C. Petrus Peterson, Dennis H. Cronin, Soren Fries, J. N. Norton, James H. Craddock, J. E. Jacobson, Lloyd Thomas, Dwight S. Dalbey, Jacob Sass,

P. B. Nefi, J. J. Shannon, George Jackson]

AN ACT to amend Sections 2194, 2195 and 2199 of the Revised Statutes of 1913, and to repeal said original sections as they now exist.

Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Nebraska:

Section 1. Amendment—That Section 2194 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska for 1913 is hereby amended to read as follows:

2194. Section 256. Canvass and Returns by Precinct and County Boards.—Canvass and returns of votes cast shall, except as herein otherwise provided, be made in the same manner and by the same ofi’icers as the canvass of general elections. The party committeeman of the precinct, in a precinct canvass, the chairman or secretary of the county committee in a county canvass, and the state committee in a state canvass, or some duly appointed agent to represent each party, shall be allowed to be present and observe the proceedings. The county canvass of the returns of the primary shall be made by the same oflicers in the manner provided by law for the canvass of the returns of general election. The canvassers shall meet at ten o’clock A. M. on the Friday following the primary and canvass such returns.

The county canvassing board shall, after completing the canvass of the votes cast at the general primary within said county, adjourn until the Second Friday succeeding the primary, at which time they shall reconvene and canvass and make return of the votes cast by absent voters who are in the military and naval service of the United States or of this State. The canvass of votes cast at a primary shall not be completed until said canvassing board has canvassed and returned the votes cast by the absent voters in the military and naval service of the United States or of this State. Said canvassing board shall issue whatever additional abstracts, or duplicates, are necessary to properly carry out the provisions of the act permitting absent voters in the military and naval service of the United States to cast'their ballots. Their returns shall contain the whole number of votes for each candidate of each political party, and a duplicate as to each candidate of each political party, shall be delivered to the county chairman of such party. The canvassers shall also make an additional duplicate return in the same form as above provided, showing the votes cast for each candidate and voted for wholly within the limits of the county. The county clerk shall send to the secretary of state. by registered mail, one complete copy of all returns as to such candidates, and he shall likewise send to the chairman of the State Central Committee of each party, a duplicate copy of the terms last described relating to such candidates of each such party.

Sec. 2. Amendment—That section 2195 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska for_1913 is hereby amended to read as follows:

2195. Section 257. State Canvass—The board of canvassers provided for by law to canvass returns of a general election, shall constitute the state board of canvassers of primaries, and all the provisions of law relating to the canvass of the return of a general election shall, as far as applicable, apply to the canvass, return and certification of the secretary of state of such primary. Such board shall meet at the office of the Secretary of State at ten o’clock A. M. on the Second Tuesday succeeding the primary. After the state canvassing board has completed its canvass of the votes cast at the general primary it shall then proceed to canvass the vote cast by absent electors who are in the military or naval service of the United States or of this State. Said canvassing board shall not make a return until it has canvassed the votes cast by absent voters who are in military or naval service of the United States or of this State.

Sec. 3. Amendment—That Section 2199 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska for 1913 is hereby amended to read as follows:

2199. Section 261. Certificate of Nomination—The County Clerk or other officer charged with duty of canvassing the result of such primary shall within three days after such result is ascertained mail by registered letter notice of said nomination to each candidate nominated by any party at such primary; and such candidate shall within ten days thereafter file his acceptance of Ch. 4) Section 6941 35

such nomination so received with the proper officer, or his name shall be omitted from the official ballot as the candidate of such party. As soon as the state canvass of a primary shall be certified to him, the secretary of state shall make a certified statement of the result of such primary as to candidates for state officers and members of Congress, and any other candidates whose district extends beyond the limits of a single county, and shall mail to the chairman of the State Central Committee of each party so much of such certificate as relates to his party ; provided, however, that no certificate of nomination shall be mailed or any notice given to any candidate for oflice until after the vote east by absent voters in the military or naval service of the United States or of this State has been canvassed and returned. The time of mailing or giving the notices or nomination as provided for in this Section shall commence to run on the date that the canvass of the vote cast by absent voters in the military and naval service of the United States or of this State is completed.

Sec. 4. Repeal—That Sections 2194, 2195 and 2199 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska for 1913, are hereby repealed.

Approved April 8, 1918.

CHAPTER 4.
(House Roll No. 4.)
[Introduced by Representative C. W. Trumble.]

AN ACT to repeal Section 6941, Revised Statutes of 1913, providing for teaching modern European languages in the schools.

Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Nebraska]:

Section 1. Repeal—That Section 6941, Revised Statutes of Nebraska for the year 1913, is hereby repealed.

Approved, April 6, 1918.

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