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LAWS OF WISCONSIN.

PART I.

Sections 5 to 1977m, inclusive, Statutes of 1898, as amended, created or repealed by the

Laws of 1907.

Langlade county boundaries. SECTION 5. 34. Commencing at the southwest corner of township thirty-one, of range nine east; thence north on the range line to the southwest corner of townhip thirty-five, of the same range; thence east on the township line to the range line between ranges twelve and thirteen east; thence south to the southeast corner of township thirty-four, of range thirteen east; thence east to he range line between ranges fourteen and fifteen east; thence south on the range line to the southwest corner of township thirtytwo, of range fifteen east; thence east to the northeast corner of section five, in township thirty-one, of range fifteen east; thence south on section lines to the township line between townships thirty and thirty-one; thence west on the township line to the northeast corner of township thirty of range twelve cast; thence south to the southeast corner of tounship thirty of range twelle east; thence west to the southwest corner of township thirty of range eleven cast; thence north to the nortwest corner of township thirty of range cleven cast; thence west to the place of beginning. Ch. 107, 1907.

Definitions; statute to be liberally construed. SECTION 11–1. The words and phrases in this act, shall, unless the sąme be inconsistent with the context, be construed as follows:

1. The word "primary," the primary election provided for by this act.

2. The wordSeptember primary,''the primary election held in September to nominate candidates to be voted for at the ensuing general election.

3. The word “election," a general or city election, as distingnished from a primary election.

4. The words “November election,” the general election held in November.

5. The word "precinct," a district established by law within which all qualified electors vote at one polling place.

6. This statute shall be liberally construed, so that the real will of the electors may not be defeated by any informality or failure to comply with all provisions of law in respect to either the giving of any notice or the conducting of the primary or certifying the results thereof.

(Ch. 666, 1907.)

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Nomination methods: presidential electors; fourth class cities. SECTION 11—2. Hereafter, all candidates for elective offices shall be nominated :

1. By a primary held in accordance with this act, or

2. By nomination papers signed and filed as provided by existing statutes.

3. Party candidates for the office of United States senator shall be nominated in the manner provided herein for the nomination of candidates for state offices. 4. This act shall not apply to special elections to fill vacancies,

to the office of state superintendent, to presidential electors, to county and district superintendents of schools, to town, village and school district officers, nor to judicial officers excepting police justices and justices of the peace in cities of the first, second and third classes.

5. No primary election shall be held in cities of the fourth class for the nomination of municipal officers unless a petition asking that a primary election be held, signed by at least twentyfive per cent. of the clectors of such city shall be filed in the office of the city clerk at least sirty days prior to the time for holding such primary. The percentage of signers shall be determined by the vote cast for governor therein at the last pre

ceding general election. Unless such petition is filed and primary held, municipal officers in cities of the fourth class shall be nominated by nomination papers as provided in section 30—32, statutes of 1898.

(Ch. 666, 1907.)

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Primaries: time and place. SECTION 1143. 1. The September primary shall be held at the regular polling places in each precinct on the first Tuesday of September, 1908, and biennially thereafter for the nomination of all candidates to be voted for at the next November election.

2. Any. primary other than the September primary shall be held two weeks before the election for which such primary is hild.

(Ch. 666, 1907.)

Primary notices; lists of local clerks. SECTION 11–4. 1. At least sixty days before the time of holding such September primary, the secretary of state shall, prepare and transmit to each county, town, city and village clerk, a notice in writing designating the offices for which candidates are to be nominated at such primary.

2. Upon receipt of such notice such county clerk, shall, not less than ten days thereafter, publish so much thereof as may be applicable to his county, once in each week for four consecutive weeks in at least two, and not to exceed four, newspapers of yeneral circulation published in said county.

3. Each town, village, and city clerk shall, within ten days after the receipt of such notice, cause notice of such primary to be posted in three public places in each precinct in his town, city or village; such notice shall state the time when, and place where, the primary will be held in each precinct therein, together with the offices for which candidates are to be nominated.

4. In case of city elections, the city clerk shall cause one publication of such notice to be given, and shall also post such notice in three public places in each election precinct therein, such publication and posting to be not more than twenty and not less than ten days before such primary election. 5. Each county clerk shall, on the first Tuesday of June

1908, and biennially thereafter, transmit to the secretary of state the name and pos office address of each town, city and village clerk in his county.

(Ch. 666, 1907.)

Nomination signatures: form, dating, residence, num ber. SECTION 11–5. 1. The name of no candidate shall be printed upon an official ballot used at any September primary unless at least thirty days prior to such primary a nomination paper shall have been filed in his behalf as provided in this act in substantially the following form:

I, the undersigned, a qualified elector of the precinct of the town of

.) or (the precinct of the

ward of the city of county of

and state of Wisconsin, and a member of the

party, hereby nominate

who resides (at No. street, city of

.) or (in the town of ..,) in the county of

as a candidate for the office of (here specify the office)

to be voted for at the primary to be held on the first Tuesday in September, 19. ..., as representing the principles of said party, and I further declare that I intend to support the candidate named herein.

on

In Cities.

Name of Siguer.

Date of Signing.

Street,

No.

2. All nomination papers shall have substantially the above form written or printed at the top thereof. No signatures shall be counted unless they be upon sheets each having such form written or printed at the top thereof.

3. Each signer of a nomination paper shall sign but one such paper for the same office, and shall declare hat he intends to support the candidate named therein; he shall add his residence, with the street and number, if any, and the date of signing. No nomination paper shall be circulated prior to sixty days before the date on which such paper must be filed according to law and no signature shall be counted unless it has been affixed to such nomination paper and bears date within sixty days prior to the time for filing such nomination paper.

4. For all nominations, except state officers, all signers of each separate nomination paper shall reside in the same ward, town or village. For state officers, and congressman all signers on each separate nomination paper shall reside in the same county. The affidavit of a qualified elector shall be appended to each such nomination paper stating that he is personally acquainted with all persons who have signed the same,

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