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Adopted at Philadelphia, on the third day of November, in the year of our
M. S. QUAY,
GEORGE A. ACHENBICII,
GEO. F. HORTOX,
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY THE CANDO YSEALTH,
, 24, 1. D. 1874. PENNSYLVANIA, SH:
I do hereby certify, that the foregoing and annexed is a full, true and correct copy of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as the same remains on file in this ofiice.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Secietary's otlice to be atlixcel, the day and year above written.
M. S. QUAY, Secretary of the Cormonucuith
COMMONWEALTII OF PENNSYLVANIA.
Duties of assessors
No. 1. A FURTHER SUPPLEMENT To the act regulating elections in this Commonwealth. SECTION 1. Be it enacted, dr., That it shall be the duty of each of the assessors, who are required to perform any duties incident to the holding of elections, and the registration of voters, in the different counties or cities of this commonwealth, on the first Monday of June of each year, to take up the transcript of the next preceding assessment, as transmitted to them by the city or county commissioners, and proceed to the revision of the same; and for this Revision of lists, purpose he shall visit every dwelling house in his district, and make careful inquiry if any person whose name is on his list, has died or removed from the district, and if so, to erase the same therefrom, or whether any qualified voter resides therein whose name is not on his list, and if so, to adı tik same thereto; and in all cases where a name is added to the list, the person shall forthwith be assessed, and the assessor shall, in all cases, ascertain by inquiry upon what ground the person so assessed claims to be a voter. Upon the completion of this work, it shall be the duty of each assessor, as aforesaid, to proceed to make out a list, in alphabetical order, of cal lists of voters.
To make alphaixoiithe male citizens twenty-one years of age and upwards, laiming to be qualified' voters in the election district of which he is the assessor, and opposite each of said names state whether said citizen is or is not a housekeeper; and if he is, the number of his residence, in towns where the same are numbered, with the street, alley or court in which situated, and if in a town where there are no numbers, the name of the street, alley or court on which said house fronts; also, the occupation of the person, and where he is not a housekeeper, the occupation, place of boarding, and with whom ; and if working for another, the name of the employer, and write opposite each of said names the word “voter." Where any person claims to vote by reason of naturalization, he shall exhibit his certificate thereof to the assessor, unless he has been for two consecutive years next preceding a voter in said district; and in all cases where the person has been naturalized the name shall be marked with the letter - N." Where the person has inerely declared his intentions to become a citizen, and designs to be naturalized before the next certion, he shall exhibit the certificate of his declaration of intention, and the name shall be marked " D. l." Und where
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the person shall be entitled by existing laws to be naturalized
cral election, the letter - R." shall be placed opposite the Separate lists of name. It shall be the further duty of each assessor as afore
said, upon the completion of the duties herein imposed, to make out a separate list of all new assessments made by him. On the lists being completed, and the assessments made as aforesaid, the same shall forthwith be returned to the county commissioners.
SECTION 2. The county commissioners shall immediately commissionernant add the names on the list of new assessments to the tax dupli
cate of the ward, borough, township or district in which they have been assessed, and cause duplicate copies of the other list, with the observations and explanations required to be noted as aforesaid, to be made out as soon as practi. cable, and placed in the hands of the assessor, who shall, prior to the first Monday of August, in each year, put one copy thereof on the door of or on the house where the election of the respective district is required to be held, and retain the other in his possession for the inspection, free of charge, of any person resident in the said election district who shall desire to see the same; and it shall be the duty of the said assessor to add, from time to time, on the personal application of any one claiming the right to vote, the name of such claimant, and mark opposite the name “C. V.," and immediately assess him, noting as in all other cases his occilpation, residence, whether a boarder or housekeeper; if a boarder, with whom he boards, and whether naturalized or designing to be, marking in all cases opposite the name the letters V.," "D). 1.," or "I. N.," as the case may be; if the person claiming to be assessed, be naturalized, he shall exhibit to the assessor his certiticate of naturalization; and if he claims that he designs to be naturalized before the next ensuing election, he shall exhibit the certificate of his declaration of intention, if such previous declaration is required by the laws of the United States. It shall be the duty of
the said assessor to be present at the clection house of the U said election districts, during the two secular days next pre
ceding the day fixed by the third section of this act for returning the lists to the county commissioners, from ten A. M. to three P'. M., and from six P. M. to nine P. M., of cach of said days, tor the purpose of hearing and acting upon applications to be made under the provisions of this section, or relating to names upon said lists, or that are sought to be placed thereon, or struck therefrom; and it shall be his duty to correct said lists by adding thereto the names of persons entitled to vote not already thereon, and by striking therefrom fictitious names, or names of persons who may have
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died or removed from said district ; and the said lists shall Lists to be open for be open for inspection by any qualified elector of the county
inspection. or ward in which the election district is situated, as well as by the person claiming to be registered; and the court of court or judge to common pleas of the proper county, or any law judge there- setting forth
reach of duties by of, at chambers, on the application of any qualified elector of the ward or county, under oath, setting forth a breach of any of the duties imposed on said assessor, by this act, which oath may be made at any time before the day of election, shall call the assessor and the complainant before it or him, by citation or rule to show cause, and shall hear the parties and dispose of the subject in a summary manner, as to law and justice shall belong, and shall, if need be, order the assessor to correct the registry accordingly, and the said court or judge may enforce such order by attachment as in proceedings for contempt.
SECTION 3. After the assessments have been completed on Return of extra asthe sixty-first day before the Tuesday next following the first sessments. Monday of November in each year, the assessor shall on the following day make a return to the county commissioners of the names of all persons assessed by him since the return required to be made by him by the first section of this act, noting opposite each name the observations and explanations required to be noted as aforesaid; and the county commissioners shall thereupon cause the same to be added to to ve adiled to the return required by the first section of this act, and a full lss and comforand correct copy thereof to be made containing the names of officers. all persons so returned as resident taxables in said election district, and furnish the same, together with the necessary election blanks, to the officers of the election in such election district on or before seven o'clock on the morning of the election; and no man shall be permitted to vote at the election on that day whose name is not on said list, unless he shall make proof of his right to vote as hereinafter required.
SECTION 4. On the petition of five or more citizens of any Overseers of elec election district, setting forth that the appointment of over- ed in certain canes. seers is a reasonable precaution to secure the purity and fairness of the election in said district, it shall be the duty of the court of common pleas of the proper county, all the law judges of the said court able to act at the time concurring, to appoint two judicious, sober and intelligent citizens of the said district belonging to different political parties, overseers of election to supervise the proceedings of election officers thereof, and to make report of the same as they may be required by such court. Said overseers shall be persons Their qualificaqualified to serve upon election boards, and shall have the Lionis; Inwers and right to be present with the othicers of such election during the whole time the same is held, the votes counted, and the returns made out and signed by the election officers; to keep a list of voters, if they see proper; to challenge any person offering to vote, and interrogate him and his witnesses under oath, in regard to his right of suffrage at said election, and to examine his papers produced ; and the officers of said election are required to afford to said overseers, so selected and appointed, every convenience and facility for the discharge
tion to be appoiul.