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cupant of a tenement house occupied by several persons, or a lodging place, then they shall also enter the number


any, and the floor or story of said tenement or lodging-house occupied by said person, and the name of the street on which said dwelling-house, tenement or lodging place is located. It shall be the duty of said inspectors to enter in said lists the names of all persons residing in their election districts whose names appear on the poll-list kept in said district at the last preceding general election, and for this purpose said inspectors are authorized to take from the office in which they are filed, the poll-list made and filed by the inspectors of such district at the general election held next prior to the making of such register. In case a new election district shall be forned, the said inspectors shall enter in the list the names of such persons entitled to vote in the new election district, whose names appear upon the poll-lists of the last general election, kept in the district or districts from which said new election district is formed. The said inspectors shall complete as far as practicable the said register on the day or days of their meeting aforesaid, and shall make four copies thereof, and certify the register and each of the copies to be a true list of the voters in their district, so far as the same are known to them, within two days thereafter. The said original list, with the list taken from the office as aforesaid, shall be filed in the office of the town clerk of the town or city clerk of the city in which said election district may be, and one copy of said list shall be kept by each of said inspectors, and be carefully preserved by him for their use on the day or days hereafter mentioned for revision and correction of the same.

One copy of said list shall, immediately after its completion, be posted in some conspicuous place in the room in which sach meeting shall be held, and be accessible to any elector who may desire to examine the same or make copies thereof. $ 2, ch. 570, 1872.

Registry board, second meeting.

SEC. 160. The said boards of inspectors shall meet on

Registry board,

the Tuesday of the week preceding the day of the second

meeting. general election, at the places designated for holding the polls of election, for the purpose of revising and correcting said lists; and for this purpose, in cities, they shall meet at eight o'clock in the morning, and remain in session until nine o'clock in the evening of that day and the day following, and in other districts they shall meet at nine o'clock in the morning, and remain in session until nine of that day. And they shall then revise, correct, add to and subtract from, and complete the said lists, and shall on that day add to the said list the name of any person who would, on the first Tuesday succeeding the first Monday of November, be entitled under the provisions of the constitution and laws of this State, to exercise the right of suffrage in their respective election districts. But in making such addition on that day, or on any prior day, they shall not place on the said list the name of any person, except in strict compliance with the provisions of section two and section four hereof, and the other provisions of this act. $ 3, ch. 570, 1872, as amended by $ 2, ch. 465, 1880.

court's power.

Registry board, willful neglect of duty – supreme court's power. SEC. 161. In case of any willful neglect, omission or Registry

board, will refusal by said board to do any of the acts required by this ful neglect act (see ante, SS 158, 160), the supreme court of this State supreme shall have power to compel said board to meet on any day between the day herein fixed for the first meeting of said board and the day of election and to perform the act or acts so omitted, neglected or refused, but no member of said board shall receive any compensation for attendance at any meeting under the provisions of this section. $ 3, ch. 465, 1880. Registry board, proceedings to be public.

SEC. 162. The proceedings of said board of inspectors Registry shali be open, and all persons residing and entitled to ceedings

to be pubvote in said district shall be entitled to be heard by said lic. inspectors, in relation to corrections or additions to said register. One of the lists so kept by said inspectors as

aforesaid shall be used by them on the day, or days, for making corrections or additions for the purpose of completing the registers for such district. No addition shall be made to the said register of the name of any person, nor shåll the name of any person be placed thereon, except one who shall have appeared in person before said board; and any person not born in the United States, on applying to have his name placed on the registry, shall prove that he is a citizen of the United States, by producing a certificate of naturalization from a court of competent jurisdiction; nor shall any other proof of his being a citizen be received, unless he shall first show, to the satisfaction of the board of registry, that such certificate has been issued to him and that he is unable to produce such certificate, by reason of loss or destruction thereof. § 4, ch. 570, 1872.

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erased from.

Registers, names of non-residents to be erased from. Registers,

SEC. 163. It shall be the duty of said inspectors at non-reside their meetings for revising and correcting said lists, to

erase therefrom the name of any person inserted therein who shall be proved, to the satisfaction of said inspectors, to be a non-resident of said district, or otherwise not entitled to vote in said district, at the election then next to be held. Any elector residing in said district, and entitled to vote therein, may appear before said board of inspectors and require his name to be recorded on said alphabetical list, and upon complying with the requirements of this act the same shall be recorded. Any person so requiring his name to be entered on said list shall make the same statement as to street or number thereof, and where he resides, required by the provisions of this act, of persons offering their votes at the election, and shall be subject to the same pains and penalties for refusing to give such information, or for falsely giving the same, and shall also be subject to challenge, either by the inspectors or either of them, or by any elector whose name appears upon said alphabetical list, and the same oath may be administered by the inspectors as may by law be administered to persons offering to vote at an election. At such meeting for revision and cor

rection it shall be the right of any elector of the dis-
trict to examine said registry, and if upon oath he shall
declare that he has reason to believe that any person on
said list is not a qualified elector, the said inspectors shall
place the words “ to be challenged,” opposite the name of
such person, to whom, while offering his vote, the gen-
eral oath as to qualifications shall be adıninistered, and
if he shall refuse to take such oath he shall not be per- ·
mitted to vote. § 5, ch. 570, 1872.


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Copies of completed registry, how disposed of.

SEC. 164. After said list shall have been fully com- Copies of pleted, the said inspectors shall cause four copies of the registry, same to be made, each of which shall be certified by them posed of. to be a correct list of the voters of their district, one of which shall be filed in the office of the town clerk of towns, and in cities in the office of the city clerk, and one of which copies shall be retained by each of the said inspectors. It shall be the duty of the said inspectors carefully to preserve the said list for their use on election day, and to designate one of their number or one of the clerks, at the opening of the polls, to check the name of every voter voting in such district whose name is on the register, and no vote shall be received at any annual election in this State unless the name of the person offering to vote be on the said registry, made and completed as herein before provided, preceding the election ; and any person whose name is on the registry may be challenged and the same oaths shall be put as are now prescribed by law. This section shall be taken and held by every judicial or other tribunal as mandatory and not directory, And any vote which shall be received by the said inspectors of election in contravention of this section shall be void, and shall be rejected from the count in any legislative or judicial scrutiny into any result of the election. $ 6, same ch. Clerks to enter statements on poll-lists.

Sec. 165. The clerks at each poll, in addition to the Clerks to duties now prescribed by law, shall enter on the poll-lists statements kept by them, in columns prepared for that purpose, op. lists.


posite the name of each person voting, the same statement or minute herein before required of inspectors in making the registry, but such entry is not to be made hy them, if the registry contains correctly the name and residence of such voter. Every elector at the time of offering his vote shall, if required, truly state the street in which he resides, and if the house, lodging or tenement in which he resides is numbered, the number thereof, and if a tenement or lodging-house, the number of the room, if any, and the floor or story of such tenement or lodging-house; and the clerks of the poll shall truly enter in the appropriate column of the poll-list opposite the name of the elector, the street in which the elector resides and the number, in case the house, tenement or lodging-house is numbered, and if a tenement or lodging-house, the number of the room, if any, and the floor or story of such tenement, or lodging-house; and if such house, tenement, lodging or room is not numbered, then the clerk shall enter “not numbered” in the column of the poll-list set apart for that purpose ; and in case of refusal to make the statement as aforesaid, the vote of such elector shall not be received. Any person who shall willfully make any false statement in relation thereto shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction, be punished with a fine of fifty dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail of the county, or the city prison of the city, where such voter offers to vote for a period of thirty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. $ 7, ch. 570, 1872.

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Right of challenge. See, also, section 233.

SEC. 166. Any person who is a qualified voter in any city shall have the right in any and all election districts in such city to challenge and contest the right of any person to be placed on any register, or to vote at any poll within said city, with the same effect as though the party making the challenge was a qualified voter in the district where he makes the challenge. S 8, same ch.

Poll-list and register, how filed.

SEC. 167. After the canvass of the votes, the said polllist and said register so kept and checked as aforesaid

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