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ized citi, ized subsequent to the Tuesday occurring two weeks last regis- before the day of election and ten days before the day of

election, may appear before the board of elections on the Monday occurring eight days before the day of election, which board shall be in session on that day from nine A. M. till twelve M., and from four P. M. till nine P. M. for that purpose. And on making satisfactory proof of such naturalization to said board, said board shall give him a certificate signed by all the members of said board that he is entitled to vote at the election, and directing his name to be added to the registry of the proper district; and said name may thereupon be added to such registry by the chairman of such board of registry at any time before the following Sunday. $ 20, ch. 365, 1873.

The following section 559 supersedes § 21, ch. 365, 1873.

Certificate of tificate, penalty for.

Certificate of service. False certificate, penalty for.

SEC. 559, The chairman of each of the board of regisFalse cer- ters, inspectors and canvassers shall, within twenty-four

hours after any election, furnish to the board of elections, under his hand, a certificate stating the days of actual service of each member of such board under this act. And the chairman of the board of canvassers shall also furnish to each canvasser a certificate of his service as such canvasser,

which shall entitle him to exemption from jury service for a period of one year from its date. If his certificate shall be willfully false, he shall be liable to a penalty of one hundred dollars. $ 11, ch. 528, 1880.

Election notice, publication of.

Election notice, publication of.

SEC. 560. It shall be the duty of the board of elections to publish the several notices and advertisernnts in relation to any election which are now required by law to be published by any official or board in the city of Brooklyn. $ 22, ch. 365, 1873.

Special elections.

Special elections.

SEC. 561. If any special election shall be ordered in the city of Brooklyn, it shall be the duty of the board of registry, within the district in which such special election is to be held, to meet on the Tuesday preceding such special election, from eight to eleven A. M., and from eight to eleven P. M., for the purpose of revising and correcting the registries. And at such meeting they may add to the registries the names of all unregistered persons who would be entitled to vote at such special election, as provided in the seventh section of this act (8 534, ante), each in his proper district, and, on proper certificate, as provided for in the sixth section of this act ($ 533, ante), the names of any persons who have changed their resi dences since the previous registry. $ 23, ch. 365, 1873.

and other

Power of appointment and other powers, when to vest in one.

SEC. 562. The powers of appointment herein before Power of given to, and any duty required to be performed by, the ment two members of said board of elections of like political powers, faith and opinion shall vest in and be exercised by one of vest in said two members in case of the death, resignation or other inability to serve, of his colleague in political faith and opinion. $ 12, ch. 528, 1880. See ante $ 531.



SEC. 563. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with Repeal. the provisions of this act (ch. 528, 1880), are hereby repealed. $13, same ch.


Embracing certain provisions of the Revised Statutes (2d

edition) of the United States relating to citizenship, elective franchise, naturalization, crimes against the operations of the government and against the elective franchise and civil rights of citizens.







Citizens, who are

Citizens, who are.

SEC. 564. All persons born in the United States and not subject to any foreign power, excluding Indians not taxed, are declared to be citizens of the United States. U. S. R. S., 2d ed., § 1992, tit. 25.

Citizens, who are

Citizens, who are.

SEC. 565. All children heretofore born or hereafter born out of the limits and jurisdiction of the United States, whose fathers were and may be, at the time of this birth, citizens thereof, are declared to be citizens of the United States; but the rights of citizenship shall not descend to children whose fathers never resided in the United States. $ 1993, same tit.

Citizens, when married

Citizens, when married women are.

SEC. 566. Any woman who is now or may hereafter be married to a citizen of the United States, and who


might herself be lawfully naturalized, shall be deemed a women citizen. $ 1994, tit. 25, U. S. R. S., 2d ed. See also § 2168 of tit. 30, U. S. R. S., 2d ed., as to widows and children of aliens, who have complied with the first condition of $ 2106 of said R. S.

who are.

Citizens, who are.

Sec. 567. All persons born in the district of country Citizens, formerly known as the Territory of Oregon and subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, on the 18th May, 1872, are citizens in the same inanner as if born elsewhere in the United States. $ 1995, same tit.


Deserters who failed to report within sixty days after

March 11, 1865, forever incapable of holding office under the United States, or exercising any right of citizenship.

SEC. 568. All persons who deserted the military or Deserters naval service of the United States and did not return to report thereto or report themselves to a provost-marshal within sixty days sixty days after the issuance of the proclamation by the March 11, president, dated the 11th day of March, 1865, are deemed ever incato have voluntarily relinquished and forfeited their rights holding of citizenship, as well as their right to become citizens; under the and such deserters shall be forever incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under the United States, or any right of exercising any right of citizens thereof.

U.S. R. S., 2d ed., $ 1996, same tit.

States, or exercising

of citizenship.

Faithful service as soldier or sailor until April 19, 1865,

to be deemed to work a removal of any disability in curred under preceding section.

SEC. 569. No soldier or sailor, however, who faith. Faithful fully served according to his enlistment until the 19th Soldier of day of April, 1865, and who, without proper authority April 19: or leave first obtained, quit his command or refused to deemed to serve after that date, shall be held to be a deserter from removal of the army or navy ; but this section shall be construed bility solely as a removal of any disability such soldier or under presailor may have incurred, under the preceding section, section. by the loss of citizenship and of the right to hold office in consequence of his desertion. U.S. R. S., 2d ed., s 1997, same tit.

any disa


Desertion hereafter to work loss of citi

Desertion hereafter to work loss of citizenship.

Sec. 570. Every person who hereafter deserts the mili

tary or naval service of the United States, or who, being zenship. duly enrolled, departs the jurisdiction of the district in

which he is enrolled, or goes beyond the limits of the United States, with intent to avoid any draft into the military or naval service, lawfully ordered, shall be liable to all the penalties and forfeitures of section nineteen hundred and ninety-six. (8 568, ante), U. S. R. S., 2d ed., $ 1998, tit. 25.

Rights of expatria


Rights of expatriation maintained.

SEC. 571. Whereas the right of expatriation is a natution main- ral and inherent right of all people indispensable to

the enjoyment of the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and whereas in the recognition of this principle, this government has freely received emigrants from all nations and invested them with the rights of citizenship; and whereas it is claimed that such American citizens with their descendants are subjects of foreign States, owing allegiance to the governments thereof; and whereas it is necessary to the maintenance of public peace that this claim of foreign allegiance should be promptly and finally disavowed. Therefore any declaration, instruction, opinion, order or decision of any officer of the United States which denies, restricts, impairs or questions the right of expatriation is declared inconsistent with the fundamental principles of the republic. $1999, same tit.



officers not to use

National officers not to use troops at State elections save

to repel armed enemies or to keep the peace.

Sec. 572. No military or naval officer, or other person National

engaged in the civil, military or naval service of the troops atc United States shall order, bring, keep or have under his tons save authority or control, any troops or armed men at the

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