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on the last Tuesday of September and the second Tuesday of October at the place designated for holding the poll of the next general election in said election district, for the purpose of registering the names of the legal voters of such election district; and for this purpose they shall organize themselves as a board of registry in each election district, and appoint one of their number chairman of the board. The said board shall remain in attendance on the days above named, and on each of said days, at the said places, from seven to ten o'clock, forenoon, and from three to ten o'clock afternoon, for the purpose of making a list of all persons qualified and entitled to vote in accordance with the provisions of the constitution and laws of this State, at the ensuing election, in the election district, and who have personally appeared and asked to be registered. Such list, when completed, shall constitute and be known as the registry of electors of said district. Each member of said board shall make a list of qualified voters in the district, and enter therein under the heading of the street or avenue in which they reside the name, age, residence and duration of his residence in the State, in the county and in the ward, of every person entitled and desiring to be registered; and no person shall be registered unless he be at the time a resident and qualified voter within the election district; and it shall be the duty of the register receiving his name, if such person be challenged, or in case such register shall have cause to suspect such person is not a resident of such district, or is from any cause disqualified from voting therein, to administer to him the same oath which the law prescribes shall be administered to a challenged person attempting to vote at a regular election; and such register shall make a memorandum on the registry opposite the name of every person who has been thus sworn. The fact that such person has been thus sworn shall not prevent his being sworn again, if challenged for any cause, when he attempts to vote at the next election; and any person taking a false oath before such register shall be punished as for willful and corrupt perjury. If any person who has registered his name as a voter shall change his residence to another district before the election, he may present himself to the registers and inspectors of the district in which he has registered, and state to them on oath that he has so changed his residence, and the place to which he has removed. Such board of registry shall thereupon give him a certificate, signed by the chairman, that his name has been stricken off on account of such removal, and shall strike his name off from the registry on which it has been entered; and on presentation of such certificate to the registers and inspectors of the district to which he shall have so removed, his name shall be entered on the registry in such district, with a memorandum of such removal. Any person who, being so registered, shall determine to change his residence to another district before the election, may present himself in like manner before the board of registers and inspectors, and state to them on oath that he has determined to so change his residence and the place to which he intends to remove; a similar certificate shall thereupon be given to him, and his name shall be stricken off from the registry on which it has been entered, and he shall thereupon be entitled to have his name added to the proper registry on the Monday occurring fifteen days before the election, as provided in the seventh section of the act (S 534, post), on presentation of such certificate. $ 6, ch. 575, 1872, as amended by $ 6, ch. 365, 1873, and by $3, ch. 633, 1874. This section is modified by section 532, above. the provisions of this act. § 9, ch. 575, 1872, as amended by $ 6, ch. 633, 1874.
Registry: meeting for purpose of
Registry, meeting for purpose of correcting. Form of
register. Copies to be made, and the disposition of the same.
Sec. 534. The said board of registers and inspectors for pur shall meet on the Monday occurring two weeks before Correcting the day of general election in their respective election register. districts, at the place designated as hereinbefore provided, be made, for the purpose of completing said registries of election; disposi... and for this purpose they shall meet from eight to eleven
A. m., and from four to eleven, P. M., of that day. And they shall then revise, correct, add to and subtract therefrom, and complete the said registries, and shall on that day add to the said registries
tion of the same.
any person who would on the day of the next election be entitled, under the provisions of the constitution and laws of this State, to exercise the right of suffrage in said district; but the name of no person shall be entered upon said registry unless the elector shall personally appear before said registers. On the next day the said registers and inspectors shall make and complete three additional lists of said registry, and enter therein the names of the persons registered, under the headings of the streets or avenues in which they reside, their age, place of residence in numerical order, length of time of residence in the State, in the county and in the ward, and in a column headed - remarks,” if to be challenged, as follows:
The said lists, when so completed, shall be signed and certified by each register. One of the said lists shall be retained by the chairman of the board of registers and inspectors, for their use on the day of election, and the other two lists shall be delivered on the following Wednesday to the board of elections, and it shall be the
duty of the said board of elections to print and distribute for each ward respectively, fifty times as many copies of said lists as there are districts in the ward, in pamphlet form, so that each ward pamphlet shall contain the lists of the several election districts in each ward. It shall also be the duty of the said board of elections to hire all polling places and place them in proper order and condition; to furnish the various election officers, provided for in this act, such registers, maps, books, blanks, instructions and stationery as may be necessary for the proper discharge of their duties. $ 7, ch. 575, 1872, as amended by $ 7, ch. 365, 1873, and by $ 4, ch. 633, 1874.
Register, revising and correcting.
Sec. 535. On the Saturday preceding the day of election, it shall be the duty of the said registers and inspectors of election to hold a meeting from four to ten o'clock, P. M., for revising and correcting the registries of election, to receive testimony and arrange for challenge at the polls; but no name shall be added to or erased from any registry at such meeting, except on certificate from the board of elections, or another board of registers and inspectors, as is by the statute provided. § 8, ch. 575, 1872, as amended by $ 5, ch. 633, 1874.
register to be checked. No one to vote whose name is pot on register
Names on register to be checked. No one to vote whose
name is not on register. Names.c. SEC. 536. It shall be the duty of the said board of reg
e isters and inspectors in each election district carefully to preserve the said registers of electors, for their use on election day, and to designate one of their number, or one of their clerks, to be by them appointed at the opening of the polls, to check the name of every voter voting in such district whose name is on the registry, and no vote shall be received at any general election unless the name of the person offering to vote be on the said registry; and any person whose name is on the registry may be challenged, and the same oaths shail be put as are now prescribed by law, and no person shall be permitted to vote at any election in the city of Brooklyn unless his name shall have been duly registered in accordance with
Inspectors of election ; duties of. Compensation. Preservation of order at polls.
SEC. 537. It shall also be the duty of the said board of Inspectors registers and inspectors to act as inspectors of elections, in duties of.
Compensathe districts wherein they are appointed, at the next gen- tion. Preseral election after such appointment. They shall form a order at board of inspectors of election, by appointing one of their po members to be chairman. It shall be their duty to be in constant attendance during the hours allotted for the discharge of their duties. They shall perform all the duties and possess all the powers of inspectors of election in the several towns of this State, as now provided by law. The chairman of the said board of inspectors of each district shall administer the usual oath of office to the pollclerks before they enter upon the performance of their duties. The inspectors shall cause the lapse of every hour to be entered upon the margin of the poll-lists, beginning at the opening of the polls, and continuing from the hour of eight in the morning, by noting the hour opposite to the name of the respective voter, and causing their chairman to sign his name under each entry, and shall also enter the time of the closing of the poll opposite to the name of the last voter. The compensation (see § 552, post) of the registers and inspectors shall be five dollars each per day for five days only, and the compensation of each canvasser shall be five dollars, and that of the poll-clerks shall be five dollars for the election and five dollars for the canvass; and the said registers and inspectors shall be exempt from jury duty during one year from the date of their respective appointments. The registers and inspect: ors of elections, and canvassers, in each election district, while discharging any of the duties imposed upon them by this act, shall have full power and authority, and they are hereby required to preserve order and enforce obedience to their lawful commands at and around the place of registration or election during the day of any registration, revision of registration, election or canvass, estimate or return of votes, to keep the access to such place open and