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one list of the registered voters in each precinct of said legislative district of Baltimore city and in each election precinct or district of each of said counties, which list shall be us?d by the judges and clerks at such primary elections in the same way as the books of registry are now used at the municipal and county elections for the purpose of ascertaining who is entitled to vote at the said primary elections of said respective parties and of indicating thereon the persons who shall have voted therein. Upon each registration list furnished to the judges and clerks, as aforesaid, they shall mark the letter “V” at the side of the name of each voter as he has voted, and before they commence to count the vote in the ballot box there shall be a comparison between the registration list and the tally clerk's list to see that they agree and they shall be made to agree, if possible, before the ballot boxes are opened. None but registered voters who shall declare that they have voted the ticket of the party in whose Senatorial primary election they shall apply to vote, at the general election held on the same day as said Senatorial primary election, shall be permitted to vote in said primary election. Challengers and watchers shall be allowed to be present while the votes are being received and counted, as provided in Article 33 of the Code of Public General Laws; each candidate shall be allowed to name watcher at each polling place of his party.
CHAPTER 400, ACTS OF 1908.
5. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the chairman of the State Central Committee for the whole State of each of said political parties to cause to be printed a sufficient number of ballots of the party to which he may belong for each polling place of his party in each precinct and election district, which ballots shall contain the names of all candidates of said respective parties, the surname of the candidate determining his place under the alphabetical arrangement as provided in Article 33 of the Code of Public General Laws upon said ballot, and said ballots shall be delivered to the State Central Committee of each party aforesaid for each county and each legislative district of Baltimore city not later than ten days prior to the Senatorial primary election. It shall be the duty of the said chairman of the State Central Committee for the whole State of each political party, and the duty of the State Central Committee of each party for each county and legislative district to supply each polling place of each party with a sufficient number of ballots of said party for all of the voters of said party in such precinct, and no other ballot, than that so provided, shall be received by the judges of election or counted. All of said ballots of each political party aforesaid shall be authenticated by a fac-simile of the signature of the chairman of the State Central Committee for the whole State of each of said political parties on the outside of said ballots. Ballots shall be so printed as to give to each roter a clear and ample opportunity to designate by a cross in the square at the right of the name of each
candidate his choice of candidates. The ballots shall be printed in the
Ward. .Legislative District of Baltimore City. Primary Election, November...
190......, between 6 o'clock A. M. and 5.30 o'clock P. M.
Chairman State Central Committee. For.....
. nomination for United States Senator for term beginning March 4, 190....; (vote for one by making a cross mark in the square at the right of his name).
JAMES POE. Each qaulified voter of each of said political parties shall be entitled to receive one ballot in the Senatorial primary of said party, and after marking the same by making a cross mark within the square at the right of the name of the candidate of his choice, shall hand the same to the judge appointed to receive the same, who shall immediately deposit it in the ballot box. In counting the ballots no ballot shall be rejected because the cross mark projects beyond the lines of the square at the right of the name of the candidate voted for, and no ballot shall be counted where the voter has made a cross mark to the right of the name of more than one candidate for United States Senator. All ballots cast in said elections must be carefully preserved for thirty days after the election by the State Central Committee of each party aforesaid for the several conuties and legislative distriets of Baltimore city.
CHAPTER 400, ACTS OF 1908. 6. And be it further enacted, That the expenses of conducting said primary election of each political party aforesaid, in each county and legislative district aforesaid, shall be defrayed by the State Central Committee of each of said parties and the several committees for the several counties and legislative districts of Baltimore city shall send an itemized statement of the expenses in their several counties and legislative dis. tricts to the chairman of the State Central Committee for the entire State of their respective parties not later than the last day of October, and it shall be lawful for the said chairman of the State Central Committee for the entire State of each of said political parties to ocntribute towards defraying the expenses of said primary elections of the political party for which said chairman respectively may be acting, subject, how. ever, to existing laws of this State limiting the amounts and purposes of expenditures at or concerning primary elections in this State.
CHAPTER 400, ACTS OF 1908. 7. And be it further enacted, That upon the completion of the count of the ballots cast at said Senatorial primary elections, the judges and clerks in each election precinct or district shall certify, sign and seal a statement of the result of said count upon suitable blanks to be furnished by the State Central Committee of each party, and transmit such certificate and statement to the State Central Committee of the appropriate party for the several counties and legislative districts respect. ively, and each State Central Committee of each of said parties shall forthwith tabulate and ascertain the result in said counties and legis. lative districts respectively as shown by said statement from said precincts and election districts, and within three days after such tabulation and ascertainment shall make out and forward to the chairman of the State Central Committee for the whole State of each of said political parties an official report thereof. Within three days after the receipt of said official report by the chairman of each political party aforesaid, it shall be his duty to publish in two or more newspapers within this State, as he shall select, one of the same, however, to be published in Baltimore city, the result of such primary election of the party for which said chairman may be acting, giving the vote received by each candidate in each of the several counties and legislative districts respectively in the primaries of the party for which said chairman may be acting. It shall also be the duty of the chairman of the State Central Committee for the whole State of each of said political parties to certify to both houses of the General Assembly of Maryland, the names of the
eisons of the political party for which each chairman may be acting for whom the greatest number of votes were cast in each county and in each legislative district of Baltimore city at any Senatorial primary election under the provisions of this Act, at which such persons were candidates for nomination for United States Senator, said certificate to be made and filed upon the first day of the session of such Genera) Assembly convening next after such primary election.
CHAPTER 400, ACTS OF 1908. S. The chairman of the State Central Committee of each of said parties upon receiving the itemized statement of expenses in conducting said Senatorial primaries in the several counties or legislative districts of Baltimore city, shall tabulate all of said statements and calculate the total cost of holding primary elections throughout the State, and he shall thereupon levy an assessment upon the candidates for the said total cost. Each candidate for l'nited States Senator shall bear his proportionate jart of the estimated expenses. Such assessment shall be paid by the candidates not later than the 20th day of October, and in default of such payment the candidate or candidates so in default shall be presumed to hare withdrawn from the contest and his or their name shall not be printed upon the ballot.
CHAPTER 400, ACTS OF 1908. 9. And be it further enacted, That the candidate of any political party in said Senatorial primary election who shall receive the greatest number of votes cast by the voters of said party at such primary election in any county of the State of Maryland or in any legislative district of Baltimore city shall be entitled to and receive the votes of the candidates of such political party who may be elected to represent said county or district of Baltimore city in the next General Assembly ensuing said primary election for the position of United States Senator for the term to be filled by the said General Assembly.
CHAPTER 400, ACTS OF 1908. 10. And be it further enacted, That the provisions all and singular of sections 87 to 115 inciusive of Article 33 of the Code of Public General Laws of 1904 and the offenses defined and the penalties and punishments prescribed therefor in said sections, shall be fully applieable in all respects to the same persons, matters, acts and omissions in connection with or pertaining to the Senatorial primary elections held under this Act and said sections are hereby made applicable to all Senatorial primary elections provided for and held hereunder; and any judge, clerks or other officer of any primary election, or any voter or other per. son who would be deemed guilty of an offense against the general election law, or any provision thereof, in a general election who is found guilty of the same offense in any Senatorial primary election as herein provided for, shall be deemed guilty of the same crime of which his offense is made to consist by and under the general election law, and particularly under any of the above mentioned sections thereof, and shall be liable to the same punishment or penalty as is prescribed for such" offense by the general election law or by any of said sections thereof.
CHAPTER 400, ACTS OF 1908. 11. And be it further enacted, That the said several State Central Committees of each party in said counties and legislative districts shall have all powers, in addition to those conferred upon them by the other sections of this Act, which may be proper or necessary for the complete and effectual holding of said Senatorial primary elections and for the ascertainment, certifying and return of the results thereof.
CIIAPTER 400, ACTS OF 1908. 12. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall take effect from the date of its passage. Approved April 8, 1908.
CHAPTER 75, ACTS OF 1893. An Act to repeal section 13 of Article 1 of the Code of Public General Laws, as enacted by chapter 113 of the Acts of 1896, and to add
two sections to said Article, to follow section 8. Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That section 13 of Article 1 of the Code of Public General Laws, title “Rules of Interpretation," be and the same is hereby repealed, and the following sections are hereby added to said Article to follow section 8 and to be numbered 8A and 8B.
8A. The form of judicial and all other oaths to be taken or administered in this State, and not prescribed by the Constitution, shall be as follows: “In the presence of Almighty God, I do solemnly promise or declare," etc. And it shall not be lawful to add to any oath the words, “So help me God," or any imprecatory words whatever.
8B. The manner of administering oaths shall be by requiring the person making the same to hold up his hand in token of his recognition of the solemnity of the act, except cases wherein this form is not prac. ticable, or when it shall in those appear that some other mode is more binding upon the conscience of the swearer. Approved March 22, 1898.
CHAPTER 67, ACTS OF 1890. An Act to repeal and re-enact with an amendment section 15 of Article
41 of the Code of Public General Laws, title “Governor." Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That section 15 of Article 41 of the Code of Public General Laws, title “Governor,” be and the same is hereby repealed and re-enacted with an amendment so as to read as follows:
15. The Governor, upon receiving the returns of the election for electors to choose a President and Vice-President of the United States and for members to represent this State in the Congress of the United States, shall enumerate and ascertain the number of votes given for each person voted for as an elector and member of Congress respectively, and shall thereupon declare by proclamation, signed by him, the name or names of the person or persons duly elected and shall cause such proclamation to be inserted in such newspapers
he may direct. Section 2. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall take effect from the date of its passage. Approved February 28th, 1890.
CHAPTER 8, ACTS OF 1901. An Act to repeal sections 657 and 211 of the Acts of 1898, chapter 123,
entitled “City of Baltimore," sub-title “Charter," and to enact iu lieu of section 657 three sections to be known as “Sections 657,
657A and 657B," and to re-enact section 211 with amendments. Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That sections 657 and 211 of the Acts of 1898, chapter 123, entitled “City of Baltimore,” sub-title “Charter,'' be and the same are hereby repealed;