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ELECTION CODE

OF

THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

CHAPTER ONE.

TITLE I.

OF THE QUALIFICATIONS, DISABILITIES AND PRIVILEGES OF

ELECTORS.

Vote, right to, not to be denied.

SECTION 1. The rights of citizens of the United States Vote, right to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United be denied. States or by any State on account of race, color or previous condition of servitude. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. SS 1, 2, art. 15, amendment to United States Constitution.

entitled to.

Vote, who entitled to.

Sec. 2. Every male citizen of the age of twenty-one vote, who years, who shall have been a citizen for ten days, and an inhabitant of this State one year next preceding an election, and for the last four months a resident of the county, and for the last thirty days a resident of the election district in which he may offer his vote, shall be entitled to vote at such election in the election district of which he shall at the time be a resident, and not elsewhere, for all officers that now are or hereafter may be elective by the people, and upon all questions which may be subinitted to the vote of the people, provided that in time of war no elector in the actual military service of the State, or of the United States, in the army or navy

thereof, shall be deprived of his vote by reason of his absence from such election district; and the legislature shall have power to provide the manner in which, and the time and place at which, such absent electors may vote, and for the return and canvass of their votes in the election districts in which they respectively reside. $ 1, art. 2, State Constitution, as amended in 1874.

Vote, residents on Indian lands entitled.

Vote, résidents on Indian lands entitled.

Sec. 3. Any person residing on the lands of any nation 11- or tribe of Indians in this State, being a qualified voter,

shall be entitled to vote in the election district nearest the place of residence of such person, in the same town, at any election held therein, whether such Indian lands shall be included in the said election district or not, and such person or persons shall have the same right to register his or their names as voters, and shall possess the same right to vote in such adjoining district, as if actually residing therein. Ch. 134, 1870. This section 3 seems to be in conflict with section 1, article 2, of State. Constitution, as amended in 1874.

elections.

oath,

Bribery at elections. Form of oath. Bribers at Sec. 4. No person who shall receive, expect or offer to Form of receive, or pay, offer or promise to pay, contribute, offer

or promise to contribute to another, to be paid or used, any money or other valuable thing as a compensation or reward for the giving or withholding a vote at an election, or who shall make any promise to influence the giving or withholding any such vote, or who shall make or become directly or indirectly interested in any bet or wager depending upon the result of any election, shall vote at such election; and upon challenge for such cause, the person so challenged, before the officers authorized for that purpose shall receive his vote, shall swear or affirm before such officers that he has not received or offered, does not expect to receive, has not paid, offered or promised to pay, contributed, offered or promised to contribute to another, to be paid or used, any money or other valuable thing, as a compensation or reward for the giving or withholding a vote at such election, and

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