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them shall announce, in a loud voice, to the inspectors, the number of votes received by each candidate, on each of the kinds of ballots containing his name, the number received by him on the “split” and “scratched” tickets and the total number of votes received by him.

If, after the ballots in any box have been opened or canvassed, the whole number of them shall be found to exceed the whole number of votes required by the corresponding columns of the poll-lists, the said inspector shall return all the ballots into the box, and shall thoroughly mingle the same, and one of the inspectors, to be designated by the board, shall, without seeing the same and with his back to the box, publicly draw out of such box so many of such ballots as shall be equal to the excess, which shall be forth with destroyed; but if the ballots have been canvassed, the votes for the persons named therein shall first be deducted from the votes entered for such person on the tallies. $ 53, ch. 675, 1872.

each kind

ment, and certificate to be made thereon.

A ballot of each kind to be pasted on each statement,

and certificate to be made thereon,

E SEC. 483. The canvass of the ballots found in any box A ballot of tachekind shall be completed by ascertaining how many ballots of the bach state- same kind, corresponding in respect to the names of the

ne persons thereon and the offices for which they are desigde nated, have been received ; and the result being found,

the said inspectors shall securely paste or attach to each statement of such canvass hereinafter directed to be made one ballot of each kind found to have been given for the officers to be chosen at such election ; and they shall state in words at full length, immediately opposite such ballot, and written partly on such ballot and partly on the paper to which it shall be pasted or attached, the whole number of all the ballots that were received which correspond with the one so pasted or attached, so that one of each kind of the ballots received at such election for the officers then to be chosen, shall be pasted or attached to such statement of such canvass. If only one ballot of any kind shall be found in the box, it shall be pasted or attached to the stateinent to be delivered to the

clerk of the board of supervisors, and if only two ballots of any kind are found in the box, one shall be pasted or attached to the statement to be delivered to the clerk of the board of supervisors and the other to the statement to be delivered to the county clerk. They shall also paste or attach all the ballots rejected by them as being defective in whole or in part, to the statement to be delivered to the clerk of the board of supervisors. $ 54, ch. 675, 1872.

lots in any

tion to be

loud voice.

When ballots in any box are canvassed, proclamation to be made in a loud voice.

SEC. 484. When the canvass of the ballots found in any When balbox shall have been completed, and the poll clerks shall box are

canvassed, have announced to the inspectors the total number of proclama-' votes received by each candidate, the chairman of the board made in a of inspectors of election, or in his absence the inspector acting as such, shall proclaim, in a loud voice, the total number of votes received by each of the persons voted for upon the ballots found in that box, and the office for which they are designated, and such proclamation shall be prima facie evidence of the result of the canvass of such ballots. $ 55, same ch.

to deliver

of the can

captain or

Inspectors to deliver statement of the canvass to captain • or sergeant of police.

SEC. 485. When the canvass of the ballots found in any Inspectors box shall have been completed and public proclamation statement made, as provided by law, the inspectors shall deliver to vass to a patrolman on duty at the polling-places, a statement sergeant of

police. subscribed with their names, which shall be forthwith conveyed by the said patrolman to the station-house of the precinct where the polling-place is located, and the captain or sergeant in charge shall immediately transmit, by telegraph or otherwise, the result of such statement to the superintendent of police. Such statement shall contain the total number of votes in such ballot-box, and the number of votes found therein, for each and every candidate. The captain or sergeant in command shall immediately deliver said statement to the chief of the bureau of elections, whose duty it shall be to file and preserve the same. $ 3, ch. 621, 1874.

statements of the result to be made. Contents of statements. .

Triplicate statements of the result to be made. Con.

tents of statements. Triplicate Sec. 486. The said inspectors shall make triplicate

the statements of the result of the canvass and estimate of

the votes. Each of the statements shall contain a caption, stating the day on which, and the number of the election district, and assembly district, and the city and county in relation to which such statement shall be made, and the time of opening and closing the polls of such election district. It shall also contain a statement showing the whole number of votes given for each person, designating the office for which they were given, which statement shall be written, or partly written and partly printed, in words at length; and at the end thereof a certificate that such statement is correct in all respects; which certificate and each sheet of paper forming part of the statement shall be subscribed by the said inspectors and poll-clerks. If any inspector or poll-clerk shall decline to sign any return, he shall state his reasons therefor in writing, and a copy thereof signed by him shall be inclosed with each return. Each of the statements shall be inclosed in an envelope, which shall then be securely sealed with wax, and each of the inspectors and each of the poll-clerks shall write his name across every fold at which the envelope, if unfastened, could be opened, and across the seals thereon. One of the envelopes shall be directed on the outside to the clerk of the board of supervisors, another to the county clerk, and the third to the chief of the bureau of elections. Each set of tallies shall also be inclosed, securely sealed and signed in like manner, and one of the envelopes shall be directed on the outside to the chief of the bureau of elections, and the other to the mayor. On the outside of every envelope shall be indorsed whether it contains the statement or the tallies and for what election and assembly district. $ 56, ch. 675, 1872.

By whom and at what time delivery of statements to be spectors shall deliver to the clerk of the board of super- delivery of visors the statement directed to him; another inspector ments to shall deliver to the county clerk the statement directed to him, and a third inspector shall deliver to the chief of the bureau of elections the statement directed to him. One of the poll-clerks shall deliver to the mayor the tallies directed to him and the other poll-clerk shall deliver to the chief of the bureau of elections the tallies directed to him. $ 57, ch. 675, 1872.

made. By whom SEC, 487. Within twenty-four hours after the several what time staternents shall have been subscribed, one of the said in

and at

to be certi.

filed.

Poll-lists to be certified and fled.

SEC. 488. The poll-lists kept at such election shall be Poll-lists certified, in writing, by both poll-clerks, to be a true and fied and correct list of the votes cast at the said election, in their respective election districts, and within twenty-four hours of the close of the canvass shall be filed by such pollclerks, the one in the office of the county clerk, the other in the office of the chief of the bureau of elections, and shall be there preserved. $ 58, same ch.

Ballots not attached to statements to be destroyed.

SEC. 489. The remaining ballots, not so pasted or at- Ballots not tached to said statements, as herein before provided, shall to statebe destroyed, and the board of inspectors shall be dis- to be desolved. $ 59, same ch.

attached to statements

inaneretana

i

stroyed.

livered.

How papers may be delivered.

SEC. 490. In case any officer to whom any of the pa- How pers in the preceding sections are directed to be delivered may be deshall be absent from his office, the same may be delivered to the person authorized in such case to attend to his official duties, and the officer or person to whom any envelope containing any statement or tally or to whom any register or copy thereof, or poll-list shall be delivered as in this act provided, shall give a receipt therefor to the inspector or poll-clerk from whom the same is received, and such receipt shall be filed by said inspector or pollclerk in the office of the comptroller, before any payment for his services shall be made. $ 60, same ch.

Envelope
filed with
clerk of
board of
supervis-
crs to be
opened
only by
board of
county
can vass-
ers, and
then to be

Envelope filled with clerk of board of supervisors to be

opened only by board of county canvassers, and then to be marked.

SEC. 491. The envelopes delivered to the clerk of the board of supervisors shall be kept sealed, and shall not be opened until the same are produced before the board of county canvassers, when they shall be opened, for the canvassing of the returns, and when so opened, the pre

siding officer of the said board shall mark each separate marked." sheet of the statements with the initials of his naine.

$ 61, ch. 675, 1872.

to envel

ered to county clerk.

The like as to envelopes delivered to county clerks. The like as SEC. 492. The envelopes delivered to the county clerk opes deliv- shall be kept sealed and unopened until the same shall be

required to be opened by the board of county canvassers, or other lawful authority; and when so opened, the officer or person opening the same shall mark each separate sheet of the statement with the initials of his name. $ 62, same ch.

county

Their duty

Board of county canvassers. Their duty. How to be

performed. Board of Sec. 493. The board of supervisors of the county of canvassers. New York shall be the board of county canvassers, and How to be it shall be their duty to finally canvass, declare, and cer

tify the result of every election hereafter held in the city and county of New York. Such canvass, declaration, and certification shall be made and conducted under the existing provisions of law, not inconsistent with this act, so far as the same are applicable. 63, same ch.

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Offenses at registration. Falsely personating an elector

or attempting to register under the name of another,

or a false name. Offenses at SEC. 494. If at any general registration of voters, or at

any meeting of inspectors of election, held for such pur

pose or for a revision thereof, as provided in this act, an elector any person shall falsely personate an elector or other tempting person, and register, or attempt to offer to register, in under the the name of such elector or other person ; or if any person another, or shall knowingly or fraudulently register, or offer or at

tempt, or make application to register, in or under the

Offenses at
registra-
tion.
Falsely
per-
sonating

or at

to register

name of

a false name.

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