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the names of the persons voting for Representative to the General Assembly, and a separate roll of the names of persons voting for Representative to Congress; which rolls shall be kept in the town clerk's office for inspection.

[See Sec. 47.]

REPRESENTATIVE TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

R. L., Sec. 82, as
amended by 1882,
No. 114, $ 2.
Canvass of votes.

freemen's ing.

SEC. 61. At three o'clock in the afternoon, the votes given for a Representative to the General Assembly shall be canvassed by the presiding officer and such of the board of civil authority and depnty clerks as are present, and if no person has a majority of the votes given the presiding officer shall so inform the freemen, and another balloting shall be had, a reasonable time only being given for receive ing and counting the votes; and ballotings shall be continued until an election is made. No vote shall be received on a balloting after the box is turned, but five minutes' notice of the intention to turn the box shall be given by the

presiding officer. R. L., Sec. 83. SEC. 62. A freemen's meeting held on the first Tuesday Adjournment of

meet- in September shall not be adjourned before a.) election of

Town Representative is made, unless upon the unanimous vote of the legal voters present at the time the question of

such adjournment is put. R. L., Sec. 81, as SEC. 63. When an election is made the presiding officer amended by 1882, shall declare the same in the presence of the meeting, and e presentative's

make and deliver to the person elected a certificate in the following forin:

STATE OF VERMONT,

Town of At a freemen's meeting, legally warned and holden at in the county of

on the first Tuesday in September, in the year A. B. was duly elected a Representative, by a majority of the freemen present and voting, to represent the town of

in the General Assembly of the State of Vermont. Given under my hard at said

this day of September, A. D.

C. D., Presiding Officer. Which certificate shall be a sufficient credential of such person's election; provided, that in cases where by law the election is by wards or in more places of balloting than one, and there is no common presiding officer, such certificate shall be signed by the town or city clerk.

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AND

REPRESENTATIVE

STATE OFFICERS, COUNTY SENATORS,

TO CONGRESS.

Sealing up votes ;

Sec. 64. At five o'clock in the afternoon the presiding ..., Sec. 85, as officer, with the town clerk and such of thie board of civil No. 69, $ 3. authority as are present, shall cut apart the votes given for Canvass of votes. Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer of the State, Secretary of State, Auditor of Accounts and Senators, and shall sort and count the same and the votes given for Representative to Congress, and make a list of the persons voted for, and the number of votes for each person, which shall be signed by the presiding officer, and by the town clerk, if present, and recorded in the town clerk's office.

SEC. 65. Certificates of the votes for Governor, Lieuten- R. L., Scc. 86, as ant-Governor, Treasurer of the State, Secretary of State and. No. 69, $ . Auditor of Accounts, each attested by the presiding officer, certiticates. and town clerk, if present at such meeting, together with the votes given, and a certificate of the votes for Representative to Congress, shall severally be enclosed and sealed up by the presiding officer, and on the outside of each package shall be written the name of the town ; and on the paper enclosing the votes for Governor shall be written, “ Votes for Governor; and on the paper enclosing the votes for Lieutenant-Governor, "Votes for LieutenantGovernor”; and on the paper enclosing the votes for State officers. Treasurer, “ Votes for Treasurer"; and on the paper enclosing the votes for Secretary of State, “ Votes for Secretary of State; and on the paper enclosing the votes for Auditor of Accounts, "Votes for Auditor Accounts "; and on the paper enclosing the certiticate of votes for Representative to Congress, “ Certificate of Representative to Votes for Representative to Congress.

SEC. 66. Duplicate certificates of the votes shall be R. L.., Sec. $?.. made, sealed up and superscribed as directed above, and cates. those for State officers shall be enclosed by the presiding officer in a single package and sealed and superscribed with the name of the town and the words, Certificates of Votes for State Officers.

Sec. 67. The presiding officer shall deliver the votes R. L., Sec. $8, as for Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Treasurer, Secretary of No. 69, $ 6. State and the Auditor of Accounts, and the certificate of and certificates, votes for Representative to Congress to the Representative of the town or of an adjoining town, to be delivered to the committee appointed by the General Assembly to canvass the same; and he shall, within six days after such freemen's meeting, transmit the duplicate certificates by mail to the Secretary of State at Montpelier.

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Disposal of votes

R. L., Sec. 89.
Lists of votes for

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SEC. 68. Lists of the votes for Senators shall be made, Senators ; notice. delivered and canvassed, and Senators notified of their election, in the manner prescribed in the Constitution.

[See Sec. 20.] R. L., Sec. 90. SEC. 69. The certificates of votes for Governor, Lieuof ; State officers; tenant-Governor, Treasurer of the State, County Senators, Representative to Congress, and Representative to Congress, shall be, substantially, in

the following form :
At a freemen's meeting, legally warned and holden at

in the State of Vermont, on the first Tuesday of
September, A. D.-- the votes for --having been
duly taken and canvassed, the following persons had the
number of votes annexed to their names, respectively.
[Here insert the names of the persons voted for, and the
number of votes given for each person.]
Attest,

A. B., Presiding Officer.

C.D., Town Clerk. 1884, No. 69, $ 6. SEC. 70. The certificates of votes for Secretary of State Certificates of votes for Secre- and Auditor of Accounts shall be substantially in the form Auditor, form of. prescribed for certificates of rotes for Governor.

SEC. 71. A certificate of the votes for county and provotes for county bate officers and Justices of the Heace shall be made and cers and Justices, delivered, as prescribed in the Constitution, a list of all delivered. persons voted for being included in one certificate ; and

the names of persons voted for shall be written on the list as they are written on the votes. A duplicate certificate shall at the same time be made by the presiding officer, and, in a sealed package with the same superscription, be forwarded by mail within six days to the Secretary of State at Montpelier.

[See Sec. 33.]

R. L., Sec. 91.
Certificates of

how made and

FORM OF CERTIFICATE OF VOTES FOR COUNTY AND PROBATE

OFFICERS AND JUSTICES.

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R. L., Sec. 4550,
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Sec. 72.

STATE OF VERMONT,

Town of
At a freemen's meeting, legally warned and holden at

-, in the county of —- on the first Tuesday of September, A. D., the votes for Assistant Judges of the County Court, Judge of Probate, State's Attorney, Sheriff, High Bailiff, and Justices of the Peace, having been duly taken, sorted, and counted, the following persons had the number of votes annexed to their names respectively, for the several offices herein stated :

For Assistant Judges of the County Court :
A. B. had

-votes.
C. D. had

-- votes.
For Judge of Probate:
A. B. had

votes.
C. D. had

-votes.
For State's Attorney :
A. B. had

-votes.
C. D. had

-votes.
For Sheriff:
A. B. had

-votes.
C. D. had

- votes.
For High Bailiff :
A. B. had

-votes.
C. D. had

-votes.
For Justices of the Peace:
A. B. had

_votes.
C. D. had

-votes. Attest,

E. F., Presiding Officer.

DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

done,

Statement of

according to certificates.

SEC. 73. If the Secretary of State does not receive in R. L.:. Sec. 92. due time any certificate required to be forwarded to him, received, what he shall notify the town clerk of the town from which certificates are lacking, who shall immediately make an attested copy of the record in his office of such lacking certificates and transmit the same by mail to said Secretary.

Sec. 74. The Secretary of State shall make a statement, R. L., Sec. 93. by towns and counties, of the votes given for State, county votes and probate officers, and for Representative to Congress, according to the certificates transmitted to him; and shall keep such statement and said certificates, and deliver the same, when called for, to the respective committees appointed by the General Assembly to canvass such votes ; and he shall also furnish the town clerks such instructions and blank forms as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter in respect to such certificates.

Sec. 75. The canvassing committee, after the canvass, R: L; Sec. 94. shall deposit the certificates in the office of the Secretary of certificates. State.

CHAPTER V.

CANVASSING VOTES AND SPECIAL ELECTIONS

FOR REPRESENTATIVES TO CONGRESS.

SECTION.

SECTION
76. Committee to canvass certifi- 80. Certificate of votes to be re-

cates of votes and notify turned to county clerks.
Governor.

81. Clerks, or Sheriffs, to meet. 77. Committee to make list of cer- 82, To canvass votes.

tificates, and lodge certifi- 83. To make list of certificates and cates ar

copy of list with number of votes and lodge Secretary of State.

copies with clerks; certifi78. If no election, Governor to be cates to be preserved. notified.

84. In case of vacancy, Governor 79. Governor to make proclama- to make proclamation for tion for new election.

special election.

R. L., Sec. 101. Canvass of votes; notice of result.

List of certifi

State,

SEC. 76. A committee for each congressional district sliall be appointed by the General Assembly within one week from the commencement of each biennial session thereof, which committees shall canvass the certificates of votes given for Representative to Congress in their respective districts, and shall declare the person having a majority of the votes in each district elected, and shall immediately

give notice thereof to the Governor. R. L., Sec. 102.

SEC. 77. The committees shall make a list of the certificates; certificates cates from the several towns, with the number of votes for to be ? aged cach person, designating such as are illegal, and lodge a with Secretary of

copy of the same and the original certificates with the Secretary of State, to be kept by him until the close of the first session of the Congress for which such election was made.

SEC. 78. If, in any district, no person has a majority of erner to be noti- the votes the committee shall iinmediately give notice fied,

thereof to the Governor, and forward to him a statement of the number of votes given for each person.

SEC. 79. The Governor immediately on receiving such proclamation. notice shall issue a proclamation, which shall be published

in each newspaper printed in said district, that no election has been made in such district, and stating the number of vites given for each candidate; and the proclamation shall require the freemen of the district to meet on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November then next, at one o'clock in the afternoon, in the places in the several towns where the freemen's meetings were last held, to elect a Representative to Congress; which meeting shall be conducted as before provided in case of freemen’s meeting.

R. L., Sec. 103.
No election, Gov-

R. L., Sec. 104.
Governor to make

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