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In case of death
Pasters to be
Duty, etc., of printer of ballots.
SEC. 15. In case of the death, removal or withdrawal of any of candidate, etc. candidate after the printing of such ballots, and before such
election, the chairman of the State, district or county committee of the political party to which such candidate belonged shall transmit to the county clerk the name of the person selected by such party to fill such vacancy, and said county clerk shall provide the election board of each precinct, in
which such candidate is to be voted for, with a number of provided, etc.
pasters containing only the name of such new candidate, at least equal to the number of ballots provided for such precinct but no pasters shall be given to, or received by any one, except such election board and such chairman, and it shall be the duty of the chairman of the board of inspectors of election to put one of such pasters in a careful and proper manner, in the
proper place on each ballot before it shall be given to any When name to be elector for the purpose of voting. In case of such death, printed in, etc.
removal or resignation before the printing of such ballots the name of the person selected in the place of such candidate shall be communicated by the proper committee of the political organization to which such candidate belonged, and the necessary change in such ballot shall be made by the board.
SEC. 16. It shall not be lawful for the printer of such ballots, or any other person to give, or deliver to, or knowingly permit to be taken, any of said ballots, by any person other than a member of the board of election commissioners, for which such ballots are being printed, or to print or cause or permit to be printed, any ballot in any other form than the one prescribed by this act, or with any other name thereon, or with the names mispelled or the names or devices thereon arranged in any other way than that authorized and directed by the said board of election commissioners.
Sęc. 17. It shall be the duty of the board of election comballots, etc.
missioners of each county to provide a sufficient number of ballots, at least two to each elector according to the vote at the last preceding general election. They shall also provide and inclose in each package of official ballots to be delivered to some member of the board of election inspectors of each voting precinct, as hereinafter provided, as many stamps bearing a cross [*], together with ink pads, erasing stamp or other apparatus necessary for use, as may be necessary, at least two stamps or other apparatus being furnished for every booth erected as hereinafter provided. And the board of election commissioners of each county shall audit and issue their warrants for the same, which shall be paid by the county treasurer
out of the general fund of the county. Of amendments, Sec. 18. Whenever a constitutional amendment or other
question is proposed to be voted upon by the electors the substance of such amendment or other question shall be clearly indicated upon the ballot and below the same upon the ballot shall be placed in separate lines the words “Yes” and “No." The elector shall designate his vote by a cross mark, [x] placed opposite the word “Yes” or the word “No.”
Board to furnish
man to procure ballots, etc.
Sec. 19. It shall be the duty of the chairman of the Duty of chatrboard of election inspectors of each voting precinct in each county, or in case he cannot attend, some other member of such board, authorized in writing by [the] said chairman, to appear at the office of the county clerk of his county, not more than four nor less than two days before each election, and the board of election commissioners shall deliver to him, in a sealed package, the ballots and the stamps provided for his precinct. The necessary number of ballots shall be How ballots put wrapped and tied in packages, and securely sealed with wax, up, etc. and the chairman of said board, or some other member thereof duly authorized therefor, shall make and sign a certificate setting forth the number of ballots in such package, and that such ballots were packed and sealed by himself personally, and upon delivery of such package and said certificate to said inspector of elections he shall receipt for the same; and for the safe sealing of such ballots, the county board of election commissioners shall provide themselves with a seal of such design as they may deem proper. Said pack- When to be ages shall not be opened until delivered to the election board opened, etc. of the respective voting precincts, to which they are directed, when said boards shall be fully organized and ready for the reception of votes as in this act provided.
SEC. 20. In case none of the board of election inspectors Whøn board to of any precinct shall appear at the office of the county clerk send ballots, etc. within the time above specified, the board of election commissioners shall forth with dispatch a special messenger to such precinct, with the ballots and stamps for such precinct, wrapped, tied and sealed as aforesaid, who shall deliver the same to one of the election inspectors or some responsible elector of such precinct, to be designated by the board of election commissioners, who may receipt therefor and whose duty it shal? be to deliver the same to the inspectors at the polling place before seven o'clock in the forenoon of the day of election. Such messenger shall promptly report to such to dle receipt clerk and file with him the receipt of the person to whom he
for ballots. delivered such ballots and stamps, and his affidavit stating where, when and to whom he delivered the same.
SEC 21. In all townships, and all voting precincts in cities, Railing or fence the township board of each township, and the various officers to be erected in
voting room, whose duty it may be to designate and prescribe the place or etc. places of holding general elections in the several cities, wards, election districts
and voting precincts, throughout the State, shall provide for, and cause to be erected in the room where elections are to be held, a railing or fence four feet in height, which railing or fence shall be placed through and across the room, and shall cause gates to be erected in said railing. The Entrance to be entrance gate shall be in charge of a gate keeper appointed at gate keeper, etc.
, the opening of the polls by the board of election inspectors, and duly sworn to allow no person to pass through said gate and enter said railing except as otherwise provided in this act, except to vote or to assist some elector in the preparation
Who allowed inside railing.
Booths to be erected.
Exit gate and keeper.
Ballots to be opened, etc.
Inspector to receive and mark ballots, etc.
of his ballot, as provided in this act, and no person shall be allowed to be inside of said railing, except to vote, or to assist an elector in the preparation of his ballot as hereinafter provided, and as soon as the elector has voted he shall retire without and shall not again be admitted within the railing, and only as many electors as there are booths shall be allowed within the railing at one and the same time, and the electors shall be admitted in the order in which they shall apply. The entrance gate shall be placed at one side of the room, and on the inside of said gate a booth or temporary room shall be erected. At least one such booth shall be provided at each polling place, and not less than one for each hundred persons entitled to vote thereat, as shown by the last preceding. registration of electors, and built with walls not less than six feet high, and in such [a] manner that the person preparing the ballot shall be concealed from all other persons. Said railing shall also contain an exit gate, which shall be under the care of an officer appointed by the board and duly sworn, as above.
SEC. 22. At the opening of the polls, after the organization of, and in the presence of the board of inspectors, one of the inspectors shall
open the packages of ballots in such a manner as to preserve the seal intact. He shall then deliver to one of the inspectors, to be designated by the board, fifty of the ballots, and shall place the stamps for marking the ballots in the booths, two in each. The inspector so designated shall at once proceed to write his initials in ink on the upper left hand corner of the back of each of said ballots in his ordinary
hand writing, and without any distinguishing mark of any Ballots to be do- kind. As each successive elector calls for a ballot another one
of the inspectors shall deliver to him the first signed of the fifty ballots, and as the supply of ballots in the hands of the inspectors shall decrease, additional ballots shall be signed by the same inspector, so that at least twenty-five ballots so signed, shall be at all times in the hands of the inspector delivering the ballot to the elector.
SEC. 23. At every election, each of the political parties designatod, etc. shall have the right to designate and keep a challenger at
each place of voting, who shall be assigned such position immediately adjoining the inspectors, inside the polling place, as will enable him to see each person as he offers to vote, and who shall be protected in the discharge of his duty by the inspectors and the police. Authority, signed by the recog. nized chairman or presiding officer of the chief managing committee of a party in such county or township, city, ward or voting precinct, shall be sufficient evidence of the right of such challenger to be present inside the room where the ballot box is kept. The chairman appointing any challenger may, at his discretion, remove him and appoint another. Any challenger shall have the right and privilege of remaining during the canvass of the votes and until the returns are duly signed and made.
livered to elector, etc.
Challenger to be
Authority of challenger.
SEC. 24. If any person offering to vote shall be challenged Challenge of as unqualified by any inspector, challenger or elector entitled voter. to vote at that poll, the chairman of the board of inspectors shall declare to the person challenged the constitutional qualifications of an elector; and if such person shall state When oath to that he is a qualified elector, and the challenge is not withdrawn, one of the inspectors shall tender to him such one of the following oaths as he may claim to contain the grounds of his qualifications to vote:
T 1. “You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you are twenty- Form of oath. one years of age, that you are a citizen of the United States, that you have resided in this State three months next preceding this day, and in this township, ward or voting precinct, as the case may be, ten days next preceding this day, and that you have not voted at this election;" or,
2. “You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you are idem. twenty-one years of age, that you resided in this State on the twenty-fourth day of June, eighteen hundred and thirtyfive, that you have resided in this State three months next preceding this day, and in this township, ward, or voting precinct, as the case may be, ten days next preceding this day, and that you have not voted at this election;" or,
3. “You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you are Idem. twenty-one years of age, and that you resided in this State on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and fifty, that you have declared your intention to become a citizen of the United States, pursuant to the laws thereof, six months preceding this election, that you have resided in this State three months next preceding this day, and in this township, ward, or voting precinct, as the case may be, ten days next preceding this day, and that you have not voted at this election;" or,
4. “You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you are Idem. twenty-one years of age, that you have resided in this State two years and six months, that you have declared your intention to become a citizen of the United States, pursuant to the laws thereof, six months preceding this election, that you have resided in this State three months next preceding this day, and in this township, ward, or voting precinct, as the case may be, ten days next preceding this day, and that you have not voted at this election;" or,
5. “You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you are idem. twenty-one years of age, and that you are a native of the United States, that you are a civilized inhabitant of Indian descent, and not a member of any tribe, that you have resided in this State three months next preceding this day, and in this township, ward, or voting precinct, as the case may be, ten days next preceding this day, and that you have not voted at this election."
If the person so challenged shall take such oath, his vote False swearing shall be received; but if he shall swear falsely, upon con- perjury.
Duty of inspectors to chal lenge, etc.
Manner of voting, etc.
be marked by voter, etc.
viction thereof, he shall be liable to the pains and penalties of perjury.
SEC. 25. It shall be the duty of each inspector to challenge every person offering a ballot whom he shall know or suspect to be disqualified as an elector; and the board of inspectors shall possess full authority to maintain regularity and order, and to enforce obedience to their lawful commands during an election, and during the canvass of the votes after the poll is closed.
SEC. 26. When an elector shall not be challenged or shall have taken the necessary oath or affirmation he shall be permitted to vote. On entering the room the inspector holding the ballots shall deliver to him one of them, and on request shall give explanation of the manner of voting; if deemed necessary by the board, an interpreter may be called. The elector shall then and without leaving the room, go alone into a booth which is unoccupied and indicate the
candidates for whom he desires to vote as follows: Any How ballot to elector may mark or stamp a cross in the space below the
party name printed at the head of the ballot. If marked thus such ballot shall be counted for all the nominees of such party whose names appear on the ballot in that column. If the voter shall have erased some name in the column, or marked a x before the name of a candidate in some other column for the same office, or written in a name under the name of any candidate, the name of such candidate shall not be counted as voted for by such ballot, but if the name of the candidate shall have been erased such vote shall be counted for the candidate whose name in another column shall have been marked or whose name shall be written under the name erased. Such elector
also indicate his preference on any constitutional amendment, or other question by stamping or making a cross [x] in front of the words" yes” or no" under such questions. Before leaving the booth, the elector shall fold his ballot so that no part of the face thereof shall be exposed, and so that the initials of the inspector shall be on the outside thereof, and on leaving the booths shall at, once deliver in public view such ballot to the inspector designated to receive the same, who shall thereupon announce audibly
the name of the elector offering the same. Before the Poll clerk to en- ballot is deposited in the box, the poll clerks shall enter
the name of such elector on their respective poll lists and number the same consecutively. The inspector shall then in presence of the elector and of the board of inspectors deposit the same in the ballot box without opening the same: Provided, however, If any elector shall show his ballot, or any part thereof, to any person (other than one lawfully assisting him in the preparation thereof), after the same shall have been marked, so as to disclose any of the candidates voted for, such ballot shall not be received or deposited in the ballot box. In case such elector shall so
Elector to fold ballot, etc.
ter name, etc.
Proviso as to showing bal. lot, etc.