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(5.) The box containing the ballots indorsed “ A8sembly."
(6.) The box containing the ballots indorsed “ Judiciary."
If any other ballot-boxes shall have been used at any such elections, in pursuance of law, such other boxes shall be opened and the votes therein canvassed immediately after those herein before specified, in such order as the inspectors of elections at the several polls shall, respectively, determine. § 1, ch. 79, 1856, as modified by ch. 712, 1871.
Order of canvassing.
Order of canvassing.
SEC. 280. At each annual or special election at which a representative in congress, senator or member of assembly is hereafter to be elected, the inspectors in the several election districts in this State shall provide and keep a separate box in which all ballots for representative in congress, to be indorsed “Congress," shall be deposited ; also a separate box in which all ballots for senator, to be indorsed “Senator,” shall be deposited; and also a separate box in which all ballots for member of assembly, to be indorsed “Assembly," shall be deposited; and the ballots deposited in said several boxes shall be estimated and canvassed in the order named above, respectively, and immediately following the estimate and canvass of the ballots indorsed “State.” § 1, ch. 712, 1871.
Repeal of inconsistent acts.
Repeal of inconsistent acts.
$ 281. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed. $ 2, ch. 712, 1871.
Proclamation of result of canvass. Proclamation of re
SEC. 282. At the compietion of the canvass of each box, the chairman of the inspectors of election shall make
sult of canvass.
public oral proclamation of the whole number of votes in such box, and of the whole number given for each person, with the name of the office to which such person was named on the ballots. $ 3, ch. 513, 1855, as modified by ch. 79, 1856, and ch. 712, 1871.
Violation thereof, shall be punished.
Sec. 283. This act shall be deemed a portion of the Violation electoral law of the State, and any violation thereof shall shall be
punished. be punished in the same manner as provided in the general statutes regulating elections. $ 4, ch. 513, 1855. Repeal.
SEC. 284. The act entitled “An act to regulate the Repeal. number of boxes to be used at elections," passed March twenty-third, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, and all acts and parts of acts heretofore passed, so far as the same are inconsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed. § 5, same ch.
Canvass, when and how made.
Sec. 285. As soon as the poll of an election shall have Canvass, been finally closed, the inspectors of the said election, in how made. their several districts, shall proceed to canvass the votes. Such canvass shall be public, and shall not be adjourned or postponed until it shall have been fully completed. $ 35, tit. 4, ch. 130, 1842; see $ 279, ante.
Comparison of poll-lists.
SEC. 286. The canvass shall commence by a compari- Comparison of the poll-lists from the commencement, and a cor- lists.
son of poll. rection of and mistakes that may be found therein. $ 36, same tit.
Ballots to be counted.
Sec. 287. Each box being opened, the ballots contained Ballots to therein shall be taken out and counted unopened, except ed so far as to ascertain that each ballot is single. And if two or more ballots shall be found so folded together as to present the appearance of a single ballot, they shall be destroyed, if the whole number of ballots exceed the whole number of votes, and not otherwise. $ 37, same tit.
Ballots in wrong box.
Ballots in wrong box.
SEC. 288. No ballot properly indorsed, found in a box different from that designated by its indorsement, shall be rejected, but shall be counted in the same manner as if found in the box designated by such indorsement, provided that, by the counting of such ballot or ballots, it shall not produce an excess of votes over the number of voters, as designated on the poll-list. $ 38, tit. 4, ch. 130, 1842.
Estimate of votes.
Excess to be drawn and destroyed.
Excess to bo destroyed.
SEC. 289. If the ballots shall be found to exceed in be destroy
number the whole number of votes on the correspondent columns of the poll-lists, they shall be replaced in the box, and one of the inspectors shall, without seeing the same, publicly draw out and destroy so many ballots, unopened, as shall be equal to such excess. $ 39, same tit. Estimate of votes.
SEC. 290. The board shall then proceed to canvass and estimate the votes. $ 40, same tit. Excess to be drawn and destroyed.
SEC. 291. If, after having opened or canvassed the ballots, it should be found that the whole number of them exceeds the whole number of voters entered on the poll-lists, the inspectors shall return all the ballots into the box, and shall thoroughly mingle the same; and one of the inspectors, to be designated by the board, shall publicly draw out of such box, without seeing the ballots contained therein, so many of such ballots as shall be equal to the excess, which shall be forth with destroyed. $ 41, same tit. Statement of result to be made.
Sec. 292. The canvass shall be completed by ascertainbe madoing how many ballots of the same kind, corresponding in
respect to the names of persons thereon and the offices for which they are designated, have been received; and the result being found, the inspector shall securely attach to a statement of such canvass one ballot of each kind found to have been given for the officers to be chosen at such election, any or either of them, except those given
Statement of result to
for electors of president and vice-president; and they shall state in words at full length, immediately opposite such ballot, and written partly on such ballot and partly on the paper to which it shall be attached, the whole number of all the ballots that were received which correspond with the one so attached, so that one of each kind of the ballots received at such election for the officers then to be chosen, shall be attached to such paper, with a statement of such canvass. They shall also attach to such paper the original ballots rejected by them as being defective, which were given at such election. $ 42, tit. 4, ch. 130, 1842.
Canvass and statement of votes for president and vicepresident.
SEC. 293. When electors of president and vice-president shall be chosen at any election, the inspectors shall and statemake a separate canvass and statement of the votes given president for electors, in the manner prescribed in the last preced-president. ing section, by ascertaining how many ballots of the same kind, corresponding in respect to the names thereon, have been received ; and the result being found, the inspectors shall securely attach to paper one original ballot of each kind found to have been given for electors, and shall state, in words at full length opposite such ballot, and written partly thereon, and partly on the paper to which it shall be attached, the whole number of ballots for electors that were found to have been received, corresponding with the one so attached. They shall also attach to such paper all original ballots for electors, rejected by them as being defective. § 43, same tit.
Form of statement.
statement. shall contain a caption, stating the day on which, and the number of the district, the town or ward, and the county at which the election was held, in relation to which such statement shall be made; it shall also contain a statement showing the whole number of ballots taken for each person, designating the office for which they are given, which statement shall be written in words at length; and at the
end thereof, a certificate that such statement is correct in all respects; which certificate shall be subscribed by the inspectors. $ 44, tit. 4, ch. 130, 1842; see, also, $ 230, ante, which gives further directions respecting form of statement.
Copy to be filed. Copy to be fled.
SEC. 295. A true copy of the several statements made by the inspectors shall be made and certified by them, and immediately filed by them in the office of the clerk of the town or city. $ 45, same tit.; see, also, SS 233, 234, ante.
Poll-lists to be filed.
Poll-lists to be filed.
Sec. 296. The poll-lists kept at such election shall be filed by the inspectors, or one of them, in the office of the clerk of the town or city in which such election was held, and shall be there preserved. $ 46, same tit.
Ballots to be destroy ed.
Ballots to be destroyed.
Sec. 297. The remaining ballots, not so pasted or attached, shall be destroyed, and the board of inspectors shall be dissolved. $ 47, same tit.
Original statements to be delivered to supervisors. Original
SEC. 298. The original statements, duly certified, shall to be deliv- be delivered by the inspectors, or by one of them to be
deputed for that purpose, to the supervisor of the town or ward, within twenty-four hours after the same shall have been subscribed. If there be no supervisor, or he shall be disabled from attending the board of county canvassers, such original statement shall be delivered to one of the assessors of the town or ward in which such election was held. $ 48, same tit.; see, also, $ 233, ante.
OF THE FINAL CanvasS, AND THE MODE OF DECLARING
AND CERTIFYING THE RESULT.
ART. 1.-Of the board of county canvassers and their procecdings.