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Posting regis. tration lists,

Delivery of registration lists to county clerk.

register for his precinct, alphabetically arranged, the same to be posted in some public and conspicuous place within his precinct. When the registration of electors mentioned in this act, shall be finally closed, each registry agent must, with all reasonable expedition, within five days, prepare and cause to be written or printed, a full, complete and true list of all the names registered by him, and then remaining on the official register for his precinct, alphabetically arranged, commencing with the surname of each and he must write or print such reasonable number of copies of his precinct list as he may deem necessary one or more copies of which he must cause to be posted up in as many public and conspicuous places within his precinct.

Each registry agent must, as soon as such last mentioned lists are printed or written, subscribe and make oath to one copy thereof, exclusive of that posted as being a true, correct and complete list of all electors registered in his precinct, from the commencement to the close of the registration in such precinct; and must within two days after the writing of such lists, deliver personally or by registered letter such verified copy to the county clerk of the county, to be by him posted in a conspicuous place in his office until election day, and thereafter filed away as are other records of the county.

Sec. 14. The registry agents must give notice in said lists that they will receive objections to the right to vote of any person so registered until 6 o'clock p. m. on the fourth day previous to the day of election; and also requesting all persons whose names may be erroneously entered in said list to appear at the proper registry office and have such error corrected. Such objection to the right to vote of any person registered must be made only by a qualified elector, in writing, duly verified, setting forth the ground of objection or disqualification. The registry agent before whom any such affidavits are made, must carefully preserve the same and deliver them with the list” and other papers required by this act to be delivered to the county clerk as herein provided, and he must write distinctly opposite to the name of any person to whose qualifications as an elector, objections may be thus made, the words, “to be challenged”' or words to that effect. It is the duty of the judges of election, if on election day such person who has been objected to applies to vote, to

Objections to voter, how made.

Hearing of challenges,

Official register of voters to be

county clerk and delivered to

election.

part of election return.

test under oath the qualifications, and if he is found to be disqualified for any cause under the law, or if he refuses to take an oath, as to his qualifications, he must not be permitted to vote.

Sec. 15. The copy of the official register, for each Official register precinct must be carefully prepared and duly certified certified 50 to by the county clerk, and delivered, together with candi flered to affidavits, mentioned in the preceding section of this judges of act, to one of the judges of election in each precinct, at a time not later than the day next preceding that on which such election is to be held, and any surrendered certificates which may have come into the hands of such judges of election pursuant to this act, must be preserved and transmitted by the judges of election to Official register the county clerk as a part of the election returns,” return." as provided by law; if any registry agent fails or re- Failure to fuses to furnish to the county clerk, lists of the regis- furnishlist; tered voters in his precinct, as provided for in this act, the county clerk is authorized to take a copy of the printed or written list of registered voters in such precinct as provided for in this act, and the judges of election shall conduct the election in said precinct in accordance with law, and their returns must show the reason for using the printed or written lists instead of the registered list at such election.

Sec. 16. Any registered elector moving from one Transfers to precinct to another, prior to the day of the ensuing precinct. election, may apply to the registry agent before whom he has already been registered for that year, at any time prior to the last day of the registration of voters, and have his name taken off the official register and receive from the registry agent a certificate, to be called a registry certificate, under the signature of the registry agent, showing substantially that he was, on a certain day, duly registered in the official register of pre{"inct No. — in the county of - - Utah, and that his name has been erased at his own request, which certificate will entitle him to have his name registered within the period of registration in the same manner as other names are registered in any other precinct, either within the same county, or in any other county, for said election; Provided, It satisfactorily appears to the registry agent receiving the certificate, and to whom application is made for the second registration, that the applicant will have resided such length of time within such county and precinct prior

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make record.

to the next ensuing election, as is provided by law, to entitle him to vote.

Sec. 17. Before entering upon the duties preOath of registry scribed in this act, the registry agents must severally

take and subscribe before an officer duly authorized to administer oaths, the constitutional oath of office, which must be filed in the office of the county clerk of their respective counties.

Sec. 18. The several registry agents are entitled Compensation to receive as full compensation for all services ren

dered by them under the provisions of this act, such sums as may be allowed by the board of county commissioners, and such compensation may be a per diem not to exceed three dollars. Their compensation is a county charge and their accounts must be made out so as to clearly show the number of days spent in the performance of their official duties which shall be sworn to and filed with the board of county commissioners of their respective counties, and said claim must be audited and paid out of the general fund of the several counties as other county charges.

Sec. 19. The county clerk must make full and Connty clerk to minute entries of all proceedings had under this act,

and notify in writing the registry agents of their appointment.

Sec. 20. At any special election held for any purpose in any county, copies of the official register which was printed or written before and used at the next preceding general election, must be used when required by law to be used, and no new registration need be made

except in cases of the regular municipal elections. It elections, regis- shall be the duty of the registry agents, appointed as

herein provided for the election precincts within tre several incorporated cities between the hours of 8 o'clock, a. m. and 8 o'clock p. m. of such days between the tenth and thirtieth days of December, prior to the municipal election, as may be designated by the city council of their respective cities, to personally visit every occupied house in their respective precincts and to receive and register the names of all persons legally qualified and entitled to vote at such election, or who will legally have acquired a residence (being otherwise qualified) and who have a right to vote at such ensuing election according to the provisions of law under which such election may be held in each election precinct. It shall also be the duty of the

No new registration at special elections,

Municipal

tration for,

of revised

transmitted to

posted, and

county records.

City to pay

registration.

Official register at special election,

registry agents on Tuesday and Saturday during the week beginning with the second Monday of January prior to the municipal election, at any time when called upon at their respective offices, which must be located within such precinct and not elsewhere, between the hours of 8 a. m. and 9 p. m. on said days during said week, to receive and register the names of all persons legally qualified and entitled to vote at such election, whose names were not registered during the house to house canvass. The certified copy of the revised certified copy registration list required in section 13, to be delivered to registration list the county clerk in case of general elections shall, franesit preparatory to municipal elections, be forwarded in city recorder, like manner to the city recorder of their respective aled with cities and be by him posted in a conspicuous place in his office until the day of the municipal election, and immediately thereafter delivered personally or by registered letter to the clerk of the county and by said county clerk filed away as are other records of the county. The expense of such registration shall be paid by the expense of city for which the same is made.

Sec. 21. Before the day on which such special official register election is appointed to be held, the county clerk must election furnish one of the judges in each election precinct, at a time not later than one day next preceding the day the election is to be held, a copy of the official register for his precinct, but no copies need be posted.

Sec. 22. There shall be but one registry agent for one registry each election precinct. All registry agents shall be enteret competent persons and shall be appointed by the board precinct: of county commissioners. They shall be resident quali- powers and fied voters in the several election precincts for which they shall be appointed. They shall be, and are hereby empowered, and authorized to administer oaths and affirmations and to do such other acts as may be necessary to fully carry out the provisions of this act: Provided, That no person a candidate for, or who holds a Candidate and State, county or other office, shall be eligible to or hold not eligible for the office of registry agent. All registry agents shall be appointed biennially, each regular general election appointed year at the regular meeting of the board of county commissioners held nearest to the first day of June, and shall hold their office for the period of two years, except as herein otherwise provided, but they shall be subject to removal at any time by the board of county Removal. commissioners.

election

qualifications,

duties,

office holder

registry agent. Registry agents

biennially.

Non-registered person not to vote.

Registration not required

ber 30. 1896.

Sec. 23. No person shall hereafter be permitted to vote at any general or special election, whether national, state, district, or county, without having first been registered within the time and in the manner and form required by the provisions of this act; Pro

vided, That at elections for the incorporation of cities before septem- and towns held prior to the 30th day of September 1876

and in the school elections to be held throughout the State prior to the 30th day of September 1896 no registration shall be required.

Sec. 24. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

Sec. 25. This act shall take effect upon approval.
Approved April 5, 1896.

CHAPTER CXXVII.

STATE BOARD OF INSANE ASYLUM COMMISSIONERS.

AN ACT to create a State Board of Insane Asylum Commissioners and

define their Powers and Duties; to provide for the Government and Manageinent of the State Insane Asylum and to Repeal Sections 1940-1995, both inclusive, of the Compiled Laws of Utah, 1888, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith.

State insane asylum.

asylum commissioners.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Utah:

SECTION 1. That the institution formerly known as the Territorial insane asylum, located at Provo City, Utah county, in this State, shall hereafter be known as the State insane asylum.

Sec. 2. The government and control of the State Board of insane insane asylum shall be vested in a board of commis

sioners, to consist of the Governor, State Treasurer and State Auditor, who shall be known as the Board of Insane Asylum Commissioners, and by that name they and their successors shall be known in law, may sue and be sued in any of the courts of this State, and may receive, take and hold property, both real and personal, in trust for the State, and for the use and benefit of said asylum. They shall have power to

To manage asylum.

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