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certificate specifying the officers thus assigned and selected for each district shall, at the same time, be signed by the board, and filed in the office of the town clerk, who shall immediately cause notice thereof to be given to the officers selected. And in case a majority of said common council in any city, or a majority of said town officers, shall, for any cause, fail to attend for the purposes aforesaid, on the days above mentioned, the saine powers are given in relation to adjournments, and the same duties are required in all particulars, as are given in the fifteenth and sixteenth sections of this title to town officers, except that no adjournments shall extend beyond the fifteenth day of October in each year. § 18, tit. 3, ch. 130, 1942. (The office of “commissioners of common schools” having been abolished by law the said commissioners are omitted in above section.)
Inspectors of election in towns, term of office.
SEC. 152. The officers thus assigned and selected shall Inspectors be inspectors of all general and special elections held in in towns, the several districts for which they shall have been ap- office. pointed, until the annual town meeting in such town, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-three. § 19, same tit.
Inspectors, vacancy in office.
SEC. 153. In case any of the persons assigned or selected Inspectors, as inspectors shall not be in office at the time appointed office. for holding any election, their successors shall be such inspectors; and in case of a vacancy in any of the said offices, or of the absence or inability of any officer to act as inspector at any election, by which the number of inspectors for a district shall be reduced below three, the supervisor of the town, or in case of a vacancy in his office, or his absence or inability, the town clerk shall designate so many of the justices of the peace (or commissioners of common schools *) or of the commissioners of highways of the town, as shall be necessary to supply such numbers, in the order in which they are herein
* Office abolished.
named, who shall be inspectors of such election for such district. $ 20, same tit.
Inspectors, election of. Inspectors: Sec. 154. At each town meeting to be held in the
several towns of this State, and at each annual charter election to be held in the several cities of this State, which are not organized into towns after the first day of January next, the electors of such city or town shall be entitled to vote by ballot, on the same ticket with other town or charter officers, for two electors residing in each election district of such town or city, to be inspectors of election for such city or town; and the two persons in each district receiving the greatest number of votes shall be two of the inspectors of election for such district at all elections to be held therein the ensuing year. The presiding officers of such town meeting, or charter election, shall, immediately after the votes of such town meeting or charter election shall be canvassed, appoint, by writing, subscribed by a majority of said presiding officers, another inspector of election for each election district, to be associated with said two inspectors so elected, and who shall thereupon be one of the inspectors of election of such district. Such inspectors shall be selected from the two persons in such election district who shall have the highest number of votes next to the two inspectors so elected. And no ballot for inpectors shall be counted upon which more than two names shall be contained. $ 21, same tit.
Vacancies in office of inspectors, how filled. Vacancies SEC. 155. In case any such inspectors, in any town, inspectors, shall not be chosen or appointed as provided for in the
in office of
preceding section, or any of them shall be absent, or shall have ceased to be a resident of such district, or unable to attend and hold any election in their district, the supervisor, town clerk and justices of the peace, in such town, shall meet at such time and place as shall be appointed by the supervisor, or in case of his absence or inability, or a vacancy in his office, by the town clerk, and shall designate and appoint so many
electors of such election district as shall be necessary to supply such vacancy to be inspectors of election for such district, and shall file a certificate of such appointment in the office of the town clerk; and the persons thus appointed shall be inspectors of such election for such district. And all vacancies which may exist or occur in the office of inspector of election in any city shall be filled by the common council of snch city. $ 22, tit. 3, ch. 730, 1842.
Inspectors of election, compensation.
SEC. 156. The inspectors assigned, elected, designated Inspectors or appointed as herein prescribed shall receive the com-compensapensation provided by law for inspectors of elections in towns or wards. $ 23, same tit.
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Ward or town not divided to be an election district.
SEC. 157. Every town or ward that shall not be divided Ward or into election districts, according to the preceding pro- divided to visions, shall constitute and be an election district in tion disitself; and all the provisions of this act in relation to election districts, the election or appointment of inspectors of elections therein, and their duties and powers, shall apply to such towns or wards and the inspectors of election therein. § 24, same tit.
OF THE MANNER OF ASCERTAINING THE CITIZENS, WHO
SHALL BE ENTITLED TO THE RIGHT OF SUFFRAGE IN THE
THIS STATE HAVING A POPULATION OF OVER THREE HUN-
ART. 1. Of the manner of ascertaining the citizens who shall be en
titled to the right of suffrage in the State of New York, except in the city and county of New York, and the city
of Brooklyn. ART. 2. Of the inanner of ascertaining the citizens who shall be en.
titled to the right of suffrage, in the cities of sixteen thousand inhabitants and upwards, and the towns and villages abutting against the boundary of any of such
cities. ART. 3. Of the manner of ascertaining the citizens of the several
towns in any county of this State, having a population of over three hundred thousand, who shall be entitled to
the right of suffrage therein. ART. 4. Of the formation of the board of inspectors, and the appoint
ment of clerks. ART. 5. Of the manner of voting and of challenges. ART. 6. Of the duties of the boards of inspectors, and clerks of the
poll. ART. 7. Of the canvass, and estimate of the votes by the board of
board of, time of meeting and organization.
Of the manner of ascertaining the citizens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage in the State of New York, except in the city and county of New
York and the city of Brooklyn. See $ 177. post. Registry, board of, time of meeting and organization.
Sec. 158. The several inspectors who now are or may be hereafter elected or appointed inspectors of election, for the several election districts in the towns and cities of this State, except in the city and county of New York and in the city of Brooklyn, for the year eighteen hundred and seventy-two, are hereby declared to be a board of registry of elections under this act; and for the purposes herein named, the said inspectors, and their successors in office, shall meet annually, on Tuesday, five weeks previous to the general election, at nine o'clock in the forenoon, at the place designated for holding the
poll of said election, and organize themselves as a board for the purpose of registering the names of the legal voters of such district, and shall sit until nine o'clock in the evening of each day; and for this purpose they shall appoint one of their number chairman of the board, who shall administer to the other inspectors the oath of office, as prescribed by the constitution, and the same oath shall then be administered to the chairman by one of the other inspectors. The said board shall then proceed to make a list of all persons qualified and entitled to vote at the ensuing election, in the election districts of which they are inspectors. Said list, when completed, shall constitute and be known as the register of electors of said district. The said inspectors, at their first meeting on Tuesday, five weeks preceding the general election, shall have power, if necessary, to sit two days for the purpose of making said list, provided that, at the annual election next prior to said meeting, the number of votes in the district of which they are inspectors exceeded four hundred. § 1, ch. 570, 1872, as amended by § 1, ch. 165, 1980, which last chapter is entitled “ An act to amend chapter five hundred and seventy of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-two, entitled. An act to ascertain, by proper proofs, the citizens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage in the State of New York, except in the city and county of New York and the city of Brooklyn, and to repeal chapter five hundred and seventy-two of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, entitled * An act to amend an act cntitled · An act in relation to elections in the city and county of New York,'” and was passed May 28, 1880; three-fifths being present.
Register, how and when made.
SEC. 159. Said registers shall each contain a list of Register, persons so qualified and entitled to vote in said election when district, alphabetically arranged according to their respective surnames, so as to show in one column the name a full length, and in another column, in cities and incorporated villages, the residences by the number of the dwelling if there be a number, or if the person be an oc