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to the presiding officer for the being, by motion or otherwise at any time, before a choice of the officers to which it relates is effected. Illegal voting-Penalty.'
SEC. 4. Whoever shall vote at any such meeting, or at any causus or public meeting of the qualified voters of the county, district, town or city, or ward of a city, or of any specified party or portion of such voters, for the nomination of candidates to be supported at any state, general, county, district, municipal or town election, or for the selection of delegates to any political convention, or for the appointment of any political committee, not being a legal voter in the county, town or city, or ward of a city, as the case may be, in and for which such meeting is held; whoever shall so vote, being such legal voter, but not being included in the terms of the call under which such meetings are held; whoever shall vote or attempt to vote upon any nanie not his own, whoever shall vote or attempt to vote more than once at one balloting, whoever knowingly shall cast or attempt to cast more than one ballot at one time of balloting, or more than the number of separate ballots allowed to each voter, if more than one ballot is allowed to be cast, shall be punished by fine not exceeding fifty dollars, or by imprisonment in the jail not exceeding three months, or by both fine and imprisonment. Challenge of voters.
Sec. 5. Any person offering to vote at any such meeting may be challenged by any person present, as to wbether his political faith is in accordance with that of the party or voters holding such meeting. Upon such challenge, the party challenged, before he shall be permitted to vote, shall be required to make a sworn statement before the presiding officer of such meeting that his political faith is in accordance with the party or voters holding such meeting; and in case he refuses to make such sworn statement, his vote shall not be received. Fraud-Penalty.
Sec. 6. Whoever, being an officer appointed and acting at such meeting, shall knowingly make a false count of ballots or votes, or make a false statement or declaration of the result of a ballot or vote, or knowingly refuse to receive any ballot cast by any person qualified to vote at such meeting, or shall wilfully alter, deface or destroy any ballots cast, or check lists used thereat, before the requirements of this act have been accomplished, or shall decline or fail to receive any written request made as herein required, or shall decline or fail to preform any duty or obligation imposed by this act, shall be punished by fine not exceeding fifty dollars, or by imprisonment in the jail not exceeding three months, or by both fine and imprisonment. Preservation of ballots.
Sec. 7. The clerk chosen at such meeting shall at the request in writing of five voters entitled to act therein, safely keep all ballots cast, and check lists used therein for a period of three months, and shall produce the same if called for by any court of justice. Other regulations permitted.
Sec. 8. Nothing herein shall prevent the enforcement at such meeting of further regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of this act. In force.
SEC, 9. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved January 7, 1891.
(THIS LAW IS NOT INDEXED.)
[Chapter 17, 1st Session, 1891.]
to a municipal election.
SECTION 1. The mayor, or other chief officer of each
Sec. 2. The mayor or other chief officer of an incorporated city or town, together with its council or board of trustees, may designate and establish such polling places or booths within the precincts established by the county commissioners as the officers of such incorporated city or town may deem fit. Such polling places or booths to be erected or constructed in the manner prescribed by law, at the expense of sạch incorporated city or town. Notice to County Commissioners.
Sec. 3. The clerk of each incorporated city or town shall, not less than thirty days before an election, notify the board of county commissioners in writing, of the day of the next municipal election, whether the same be a regular or special one, whereupon the county commissioners shall at once notify the regularly appointed registry agents for the district embraced within such city or town, to appear at the lawfully designated place of registry on the third Tuesday preceding such election, and to proceed to register all citizens who appear, claim the right, and are qualified to register, and who by reason of not being registered would be disqualified from voting at such election. Registration Notices.
Sec. 4. Such registry agents shall thereupon post notices of the registration of electors in the manner provided by law for giving notice of registration before regular county elections. Registration.
SEC. 5. On the day appointed for registry as aforesaid, such registry agents shall meet and proceed to register all qualified electors in the manner prescribed by law. Such registry agents shall keep the same hours and observe all the requirements of the statute the same as during regular registration periods. Certified Registry Lists-Posting of.
SEC. 6. At the end of the first meeting, the registry agents shall prepare and certify lists of persons who have registered, shall file the same in the office of the county clerk and clerk of the municipality, and post the same in the manner provided by law. Registry Agents-Meetings of.
Sec. 7. Such registry agents shall meet for three consecutive days, and shall tben adjourn for one week, and then they shall meet for one day for the purpose of revising, correcting and completing such registry lists and the registration of such qualified electors who have not theretofore registered. Complete Registry Lists.
SEC. 8. When the registry agents shall have completed the registration as aforesaid, they shal! prepare and certify lists and deliver copies thereof to the county clerk and the clerk of the municipality in the manner provided by law. Posting Complete Registry Lists.
Sec. 9. The county clerk and the clerk of the municipality shall post such lists in the manner provided by law. Registry Lists—Preparation of by County Clerk.
SEC. 10. The county clerk, upon the request of the clerk of the incorporated city or town, shall prepare and de