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The method of voting at a primary election under the provisions of this Act shall be as follows: The voter shall mark on said official primary ballot of the party with which he is affiliated on the official non-partisan primary ballot, his preference for office. In doing this he shall proceed the same as is provided under the general primary law of this State. He may write in under any office division the names of any persons for whom he desires to vote whose names are not printed on the ballot. The fact of writing in the name will be sufficient to have it counted for the person indicated. After marking the official primary ballot of the party with which he is affiliated and the official nonpartisan ballot, he shall insert them in the red envelope and shall subscribe and swear to the affidavit on the outside of the red envelope before a commissioned officer of the army or navy of the United States who is acquainted with the voter. The officer shall sign his name and shall add below his signature his rank. The voter shall securely seal the red envelope, and shall then enclose it in the envelope which is addressed to the Election Commission, Lincoln, Nebraska. The envelope addressed to the Election Commission shall then be sealed. Place thereon whatever postage is necessary to carry said envelope. The Election Commission shall ascertain what postage is necessary and shall insert the amount necessary to carry the same in the instructions sent to the voter, as provided in this section. The voter shall not make any identification marks on the envelope addressed to the Election Commission. The voter shall have the right to make inquiry of any source that he may deem proper for information as to the proper method of casting his ballot. If the voter is unable to mark his ballot he may request assistance. No one has any right to see or know how the voter casts his ballot except the person who may be called to assist. The method of voting the Continental ballot shall be the same as that provided for in the general primary laws of the State.
All ballots cast under the provisions of this Act must be returned to the Commission before midnight of the day on which the primary is held. The Commission shall count and canvass all ballots received by it up to midnight of primary election day. The Commission shall not open any of the envelopes or canvass
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Sec. 7. Soldiers' votes in cities Registers.-In all cities where registration of voters is by law required, the Governor shall appoint two qualified electors. The City Clerk, Election Commissioner, or other officer whose duty it is to prepare ballots and conduct the primary election in any of the said cities along with the two persons appointed under the provisions of this section, shall constitute a City Election Commission whose duties shall be to administer the provisions of this Act in so far as the provisions thereof relate to the conduct of elections in any of said cities.
The City Clerk, Election Commissioner or other officer, whose duty it is to prepare the ballots, 'is hereby made City Election Commissioner, and the persons appointed under the provisions of this section are known as Assistant City Election Commissioners. They shall conduct elections in said cities under the provisions of this Act in the same manner as that provided by the State Election Commission, the method of procedure by the City Election Commission being the same as that provided for in this Act with reference to the State Election Commission.
The City Election Commissioner shall perform the duties in the same manner as that provided in this Act with reference to the State Election Commissioner.
The Assistant City Election Commissioners shall perform the duties in the same manner as that provided in this Act with reference to the Assistant State Election Commissioners.
The method of mailing ballots, preparing the red envelope, receiving and canvassing ballots, cast under the provisions of this Act in city elections, shall be the same, as near as may be, to those provided for with reference to elections conducted by the State Election Commission.
The time fixed by law in which to conduct city elections being insufficient to have those take part therein who are in the military or naval service of the nation or State outside the Continental United States, the City Election Commission shall not send ballots to any persons in the military or naval service of
the United States who, at the time of the election, is outside the Continental United States. Ballots shall be sent only to those who are within the Continental United States.
The primary ballots shall be sent out by the City Election Commission at least twenty-five days before any primary election, and only those candidates for office at such election as have filed a sufficient time prior to said time as to permit the printing of the ballots within such time, shall be placed upon said ballot. No ballots shall be counted that are not received within twenty-four hours after the close of the polls at the primary. The ballots for the general election shall be sent out within five days after the primary has been held unless the ballots cannot be prepared within such time, and in such event the ballots shall be sent out as soon as possible. No ballot cast at a general city election shall be counted unless it is received within twenty-four hours after the polls close at said election.
Sec. 8. List of candidates nominated at primaries—Instructions to voters.— Within fifteen days after any general primary election is held it shall be the duty of each County Clerk, Election Commissioner or other officer who discharges the duties that are imposed upon County Clerks with reference to primary elections, to cause to be filed in the office of the State Election Commission a list of all nominations made in said county at said primary; said list shall contain the names, post office address and political party affiliation of all persons nominated in said county, at said primary, and the names of the offices for which all candi dates were nominated.
Where persons were nominated at said primary on a nonpartisan ballot, the names of the candidates, their post office addresses and the names of the offices for which said persons were nominated, shall be certified to by the State Election Commission.
Within twenty days after any general primary election the State Election Commission shall prepare from the records of the office of the Secretary of State, State Election Commission, and from the certificates furnished to the State Election Commission by the various County Clerks or other officers a list of all persons who were nominated at the previous primary for any
office. The State Election Commission shall prepare lists for each county similar in form to the official ballot that is now provided by law for general elections. Separate lists shall be made for each county. Each list shall contain under each office division the names, addresses, and political party affiliations of all persons who are nominated in said primary, which includes all state, district and county officers. For the purposes of this Act, supervisors and county commissioners shall be considered county officers. The commission shall also cause to be printed in pamphlet form the lists provided for in this section. Said pamphlet shall show the names of all candidates that are to be voted for in each of the various counties of this State. On the outside of this pamphlet shall appear substantially the following:
“GUIDE FOR SOLDIER ELECTORS OF THE STATE OF NEBRASKA NOW ABSENT FROM THE STATE IN MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE, PREPARED UNDER THE DIRECTION AND AUTHORITY OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION AT LINCOLN, NEBRASKA.
Members of the State Election
(In the above insert the names of the Election Commissioner and his Assistants.)
On another page should appear substantially the following:
“INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTION TO ELECTORS.
This pamphlet has been prepared under the direction and authority of the State Election Commission of the State of Nebraska. The information given in it is authentic and correct. The information is given for your guidance and information. This pamphlet contains a copy of the Act permitting persons absent from the State to vote; the instructions provided by law regarding the method of voting in general elections, and the names of all persons who are to be voted for in the county of which you are a resident. If you are in doubt regarding the names of the
candidates for the office for which they are candidates, consult the index, then refer to the county of your residence and under the head of your county you will find the names and post office addresses of all candidates in your county classified under the proper office division."
On another page shall appear a copy of the letter of instructions that has been sent out by the Election Commissioner to each absent voter. On another page shall appear substantially the following:
“INSTRUCTIONS IN PREPARATION OF BALLOT.
The ballots are prepared as follows: If you wish to vote a straight ticket, make a mark in the circle at the top of the ballot to the left of the name of your party, and your ballot will then be counted for each (c)andidate and as approval of party action on any constitutional amendment of that party on the ballot. If you wish to vote otherwise than a straight ticket make a cross in the square to the left of the name of each person for whom you wish to vote, or, for or against any constitutional amendment; if you wish to vote a straight ticket, with the exception of certain officers or constitutional amendments, place a cross in the circle at the head of the ticket for which you wish to vote in the main, and then place a cross in the square to the left of the candi dates of the other parties for whom you wish to vote, or in the square to the left of the word "for" or "against" in any constitutional amendment. When two or more candidates in the same party are to be voted for for the same office (as two or more representatives) and the voter wishes to vote for one or more of your own party and one or more of another party, you must make a cross after each candidate for whom you wish to vote for that office. If you spoil one of the ballots sent you, use the other. Return only one ballot. Cast this ballot in the manner outlined in the letter of instructions enclosed along with the ballot. If you wish to vote for any person whose name is not printed on the ballot, you can here write in any name under the ballot. If you write in the name, write the name in the blank space on the ballot under the proper office you wish him to hold. A name written in on the ballot under the office division will be considered as a vote cast for the person whose name is written in."