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and to restrain
in a caucus.
ent voter not excluded.
Boston shall be held as herein
State cominittce shall
Shall for ward
copy of call 21
date of Caucis.
any voter from taking part in a caucus of said party on the others from ground that the voter had supported an independent cantaking part didate for political office. Independ
71. All caucuses of a political party in the city of Bos
ton, for the choice of candidates to be voted for at a state Caucuses in election, for the choice of delegates to a political con
vention to nominate candidates to be voted for at a state
election, for the choice of caucus officers, and for the choice provided. 1895, c. 507,
of a political committee, shall be called and held as herein § 2.
All caucuses held under the provisions of this act, excall all cau-cept those that relate to a municipal or special election, cuses relat: shall be held at the call of the state committee of the ing to state
political party whose caucuses are to be held, and the chairman and secretary of said state committtee all, at
least twenty-one days before the date on which the caudays before
cuses are to be held, forward a copy of the call to the chairman and secretary of the city committee of the party.
72. All caucuses of a political party in said city for the relating to city choice of candidates to be voted for at a city election,
and for the choice of delegates to a convention to nominate
candidates to be voted for at a city election, shall be held same day.
on the same day, except such caucuses as relate to a Exceptions. special election ; provided, however, that in said city, Proviso.
caucuses for the choice of delegates to a convention to nominate candidates to be voted for by the city at large, may be held upon a different day from the other caucuses
above mentioned. All caucuses for the choice of a ward for choos- committee shall be held on the same day, which may be ing ward
the same as the day for holding caucuses for the choice
of candidates to be voted for at a city election. City com The city committee shall determine the days upon which
all the caucuses mentioned in this section shall be held, days and
and all calls for the same shall be issued by the chairman and secretary of the city committee.
No two political parties shall hold their caucuses on the parties shall
same day. The party first filing with the board of election same day. commissioners a copy of the call for a caucus shall be en
titled to precedence on the day named.
elections shall be held on
Ibid. $ 3.
mittee shall fix
to be issued
notice to be issued
than 2 P.M.
than 7.30 P.M.
73. Notices of caucuses in said city, whether held First notice at a call of the state committee or at the call of the city eighteen committee, shall be issued not less than eighteen days
days before prior to the day on which the caucuses are to be held. 1895, C. 439,
They shall state the day when the several caucuses shall be held, and the place at which nomination papers, when and as hereinafter provided, shall be filed, and the day and nomination hour prior to which said nomination papers shall be filed.
papers shall 74. At least seven days prior to the day named for a Second caucus as hereinbefore provided, the city committee shall issue a notice that such caucus will be held, stating the seven days place, the day and the hour of holding the same.
Ibid. $ 5. The hour shall not be earlier than two o'clock in the
Hour not to afternoon, nor later than half-past seven o'clock in the be earlier evening, as the city committee shall determine.
At least two weeks prior to the date on which a caucus is to be held the chairman or secretary of the city com- Polling mittee shall notify the board of election commissioners places shall of such date, and the said board shall, at least ten days at the ex.
pense of the prior to the date on which the caucus is to be held, notify City or the city committee of the places selected for holding the town. caucuses; and said board shall, at the expense of said Booths, city, provide polling places, not less than one for each etc., shall be ward, and shall prepare the same with booths, registering
prepared as ballot boxes, guard rails and the like, in the same manner elections. in which they are arranged for state elections.
All notices for caucuses in said city, and all notices Notices to relative to the filing of nomination papers, shall be pub- lished in lished not less than twice in one or more local newspapers.
75. Every caucus of a political party in said city Every shall be called by a written or printed notice, specifying caucus that the same is to be held in accordance with the provisions of the caucus act of eighteen hundred and ninety- under clecfive, and the provisions thereof shall then apply to the con- tion act of duct and proceedings of any such caucus, but nothing 1895. herein shall prevent the enforcement at such caucus of fur- 1895, C. 489,
§ 1o. ther regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of said act.
local news papers.
to be called and held
nated at caucuses held as
vided for in
Shall be delivered
Only candi: Except as above provided, no caucus or meeting shall
be entitled to nominate a candidate for a public office
whose name shall be placed on the ballots provided in acherein pro. cordance with the provisions of chapter four hundred and entitled to seventeen of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-three, on the bal- and acts in amendinent thereof and in addition thereto, or
shall be entitled to select delegates to a political convention acts of 1893, for the nomination of a candidate whose name shall be
placed on the ballots so provided.
76. It shall be the duty of the city to provide, and pare nomi for the board of election commissioners seasonably to
prepare, for each political party, as herein provided, blank 1895, c. 507, nomination papers for use in the different wards of the city $ 6. Papers stating the place where, and the day and hour prior to day, place
which, signed nomination papers must be filed. On the and time of back of such papers shall be printed sections seven to tiling.
fourteen inclusive of chapter five hundred and seven of the
acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-five. Such papers to chairman shall, by said board, be delivered to the chairman or or secretary secretary of the political committee for whose use they committee have been prepared, and to such chairman or secretary only.
77. Nominations by members of a political party of be made by candidates for elective offices, for delegates to a convennomination tion, for caucus officers, and for a ward committee to Ibid. $ 7
be voted for at a caucus, shall be made by nomination papers, as hereinafter provided.
Such papers shall contain the signatures of not less than signed by five legal
five legal voters of the ward in which the caucus is to be held.
Said voters shall be members of the political party the party.
whose caucus is to be held. Signers of Every voter signing a nomination paper shall sign the papers shall same in person, and shall add to his signature the street
and number, if any, of his residence.
Nomination papers placing candidates in nomination shall not contain a larger number of names of candidates than there are persons to be elected. They may contain a less number.
add resi. dence. Number of
relative to a candidate for an elec
In not ex
In not ex
78. In addition to the name of the candidate for an Information elective office there shall be given the street and number, if any, of his residence, and there may be given his business or occupation, the public offices he has held, or any tive office other information whereby his identity may be established, max obe and his qualifications for the office to be filled, or his 1895, C. 507,
$ 8. position on any public measure, indicated.
Any statement of this nature shall be embodied in not ceeding exceeding eight words.
eight Against the name of a candidate for caucus officer or Residence for ward committee shall be given the street and number, officers, etc. if any, of his residence.
In connection with names of persons proposed as dele- Personal gates to a convention, any such statement may be made as
preferences that the persons named are favorable to, or are pledged to dates for support, or oppose, any person or persons for an office or delegates offices to be filled, or are favorable to, or opposed to, any
given. public measure, or are uncommitted. Such statements shall be embodied in not exceeding ceeding
eight eight words.
79. The chairman or secretary of the city committee Time of filshall indorse upon the nomination papers the time at sha l be in. which they are filed with him.
All nomination papers shall be sealed up and filed in Ibid. § 9. the office of the secretary of the city committee not shall be less than ten days previous to the day on which the caucus is to be held for which the nominations are made. They days preshall not be opened until the time fixed for their announce- caucus. ment.
Secretary of 80. At the expiration of the time named at which mistee to
publicly nomination papers are to be filed, the secretary of the city open papers committee at his office shall cause such papers to be publicly opened, and the nominations therein made to nominabe publicly announced.
Ibid. § 10. 81. In case of any error, irregularity, or informality In case of in a nomination paper which has been duly filed with error.
Ibid. § 11. the secretary of the city committee, he may make or cause to be made any changes necessary to bring it within the requirements hereinbefore mentioned. In default of
dorsed on same.
sealed and filed ten
In case of
of nomina. tion papers.
such action he shall immediately notify the person filing the nomination paper, of such error, irregularity, or informality, and the said voter may, within two week days of the time at which public announcement was made of the contents of nomination papers, make or cause to be made the change necessary to correct such error, irregularity, or informality.
82. In said city, in case of the non-receipt, as herein non-receipt specified, of nomination papers placing persons in nom
ination for all the positions to be filled at the ensuing 1895, c. 507, caucus, in accordance with the provisions hereinbefore $ 12. given, the secretary of the city committee shall forth with
notify the chairman or secretary of the committee of any ward from which the requisite papers have not been filed. They, or one of them, shall forth with call a meeting of said committee, who may nominate candidates for any and all offices for which nomination papers have not been filed, and in case they make a nomination they shall immediately thereafter notify the secretary of the city committee of such action by filing with him nomination papers similar to those hereinbefore described, signed in their official capacity, by all the members of the committee who assent to the nominations therein made. In case of disagreement two sets of such nomination papers may be filed. Said papers shall have the same force and authority as those containing the signatures of five voters of the ward, and shall be considered and treated the same in all respects. If at the expiration of two week days after the time at which nomination papers were opened proper nomination papers have not been filed for all the positions to be filled, or in case of any vacancy caused by death or otherwise, except withdrawals, the chairman and secretary of the city committee as a committee may exercise the nominating powers herein vested in a ward committee, and nomination papers filed by them shall have the same force and authority as other nomination papers.
83. If any person whose name has been presented on by persons a nomination paper shall, within two week days of the nominated.
published announcement thereof, file with the secretary
In case of withdrawal
Ibid. § 14.