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brought before it. The said board shall thereupon, in some Recount. public place where the interested candidates and their counsel may be present, if they so desire, proceed forthwith to open the ballot boxes from such townships or wards and to make a recount thereof as to such candidates, and make a correct and complete return in writing showing the full number of votes cast and the names of the candidates and the number of the votes given to each. When the recount of each box is Care of
ballots, etc. completed the said board shall at once return the ballots thereto, carefully lock and seal same, and deliver the ballot boxes to the officer having the care and custody thereof. The returns made by the said board of canvassers upon such recount shall be deemed to be correct, anything in the previous return from such township, ward or precinct, to the contrary notwithstanding. In all cases where, by reason of such recount, When fraud, the petitioner succeeds in establishing fraud or mistake suf- eithe estabficient to change the result, the money deposited by him shall be refunded; otherwise it shall be turned into the treasury of the State, county or city, as the case may be. If two or Tie, vote. more candidates of the same political party are tied for the same office, the tie shall be determined by lot to be cast then and there as the canvassing board may direct.
SEC. 42. The several boards of election commissioners Printing of shall cause to be printed upon the official election ballots to ballots. be used at the November election, or at the city election, as the case may be, the names of the candidates for offices selected under the provisions of this act: Provided, That Proviso as to when any candidate shall die or shall withdraw as such can- withdrawal didate before the printing of the ballots, after having been of candidate. nominated as herein provided, then the proper board of election commissioners shall cause to be printed or placed upon such ballot in place of the name of such candidate, the name of the candidate which shall be selected by the proper party committee as shown by the certificate of its chairman and secretary, in the manner provided for in the general election law. When such death or withdrawal shall occur sub- Subsequent to sequent to the printing of the official ballots, it shall be the printing of duty of the said board of election commissioners, if time permits, to forward the various boards of election inspectors a slip containing the name of the candidate so certified by the chairman and secretary of the particular political party in the manner herein provided, which slip shall be pasted in the proper place upon the official ballot by the board of election inspectors. If in any case a person is nominated for any Nomination
of person by office by more than one political party, it shall be his duty to elect within five days after the official canvass of the returns one party. of said primary election upon which ticket he wishes his name to appear, and unless such election is made such candidate's name shall not be printed on any ballot: Provided, Proviso as to That the candidates for city, county or district offices of a by convention. political party whose enrolled voters have not adopted the provisions of act one hundred eighty-one of the public acts
of nineteen hundred five or the provisions of this act, shall be nominated in convention and the names of such candidates certified to the proper board of election commissioners and placed upon the official election ballots in the manner provided
for by existing law. County con
SEC. 43. The county conventions of all political parties vention, date for the election of delegates to a State convention for the
nomination of State officers, and for the nomination of delegates to district conventions, and for the nomination of candidates for county offices, shall be held within fifteen days
after the first Tuesday in September preceding the November To be held election. All such county conventions of any one political on same day. party shall be held on the same day throughout the State,
which day shall be designated by the State Central Committee of such political party in its call for the State convention to nominate candidates for State officers. The time and place of meeting of such county convention shall be designated in
the call issued therefor by the respective county committees Delegates, of such political party. The number of delegates to which choice of.
such county is entitled either at the State convention or at
any district convention of which the county constitutes a part, District shall be chosen at such county convention. The day upon which conventions.
any district convention is to be held shall be designated in
the call issued by the respective district committees of such Candidates for political party. If candidates of such political party for county offices. county offices are not selected by a direct nominating system,
candidates for county offices shall also be selected at such
county convention. State con- SEC. 44. The State convention of all political parties for ventions, date of.
the nomination of candidates for State officers shall be held
Tuesday in September preceding a November election. Cities, adop- Sec. 45. Whenever the enrolled voters of any political tion of 1 system in.
party in any city shall decide to select party candidates, except candidates for ward offices, pursuant to the provisions of this act, the petitions for submission of the question, the submission of the question itself, the nomination of candidates, the printing of ballots, the conducting of the primary, and any other provisions for city nominations shall be governed, in so far.as applicable, by the provisions of this act relative to the
nomination of party candidates for county or district offices. Misdemeanors, Sec. 46. Every person who, directly or indirectly, by himwhat, deemed.
self or by any other person in his behalf, gives, lends, or agrees to give or lend, or offers, or promises any money or valuable consideration, or promises or endeavors to procure
any money, or valuable consideration or office, place or
Sec. 47. Any person who shall, while the polls are open, at Soliciting any polling place on any primary day, solicit votes in the polling place, said polling place, or within one hundred feet thereof; any etc. person who shall offer or give to any other person any intoxicating liquors, or drink any intoxicating liquors within any such polling place; any person who shall violate any of the requirements or provisions of this act for which a penalty is not herein otherwise provided ; any person who shall refuse or neglect to perform any duty enjoined upon him thereby; and any person who shall vote or attempt to vote more than once, or in more than one election district at the same primary election, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon
conviction thereof shall be subject to the punishment pre
scribed in section forty-six. Non-perform- SEC. 48. When by this act any act or duty is required to ance of duties, be done or performed by or under the direction, supervision
or authority of any officer, and such act or duty shall not be done or performed, then the officer who shall neglect to perform such act or duty, or who shall be responsible for such neglect, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished as provided in section forty-six.
SEC. 49. No prosecution for any offense mentioned in this prosecutions. act shall be maintained unless it shall be commenced within
six months after the date of the primary election in connection
with which the offense is alleged to have been committed. Liability of Neither the complaining witness, nor any other person who witnesses.
may be called to testify in any such proceeding, shall be liable to criminal prosecution under this act for any matters or causes in respect to which he shall be examined or to which his testimony shall relate, except to prosecution for perjury
committed in such testimony. Posters,
SEC. 50. It shall be the duty of the county clerk of each county clerk
county to cause to be printed large posters containing verbatim the whole of sections forty-six, forty-seven and fortyeight of this act, and shall furnish two of such posters to the board of primary election inspectors of each election precinct in his county at the same time that the official ballots for use at primary elections are delivered, and the board of primary election inspectors shall cause the said posters to be posted in conspicuous places in the polling place so that the
same can be plainly seen and read by all persons at any City,, village primary election. It shall be the duty of the clerk of any clerks, duty city, township or village in which this act is operative to
deliver to the board of primary election inspectors of each elec. tion precinct within his jurisdiction, before the time for opening of the polls on primary election day, the register of electors and the party enrollment book and the blanks for poll lists and returns and any other supplies necessary to carry
out the provisions of this act. Liquors, sale SEC. 51. The day on which any primary election shall be of, on primary days. held pursuant to the provisions of this act, shall be deemed
to be an election day in any city, county or district where such primary election is held within the meaning of section seventeen of act number three hundred thirteen of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-seven, entitled "An act to provide for the taxation and regulation of the business of manufacturing, selling, keeping for sale, furnishing, giving or delivering spirituous and intoxicating liquors, and malt, brewed or fermented liquors, and vinous liquors in this State, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the
provisions of this act." Act repealed. Sec. 52. Act number one hundred eighty-one of the public
acts of nineteen hundred five, entitled "An act relative to the nomination of party candidates for public office and delegates
to political conventions, in certain cases, to regulate and protect primary elections, and to prescribe penalties for violations of the provisions hereof,” is hereby repealed, except that the enrollment of voters had thereunder shall continue in force as herein provided.
Approved October 24, 1907.
AN ACT to repeal section twenty-five and to amend sections
ten, twenty-seven, fifty-three and fifty-eight of act number two hundred four of the public acts of nineteen hundred one, as amended by act number one hundred eleven of the. public acts of nineteen hundred five, entitled “An act to increase the efficiency of the military establishment of the State of Michigan and to repeal all former acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act."
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
SECTION 1. Section twenty-five of act number two hundred Sections four of the public acts of nineteen hundred one as amended repealed and by act number one hundred eleven of the public acts of nineteen hundred five, entitled "An act to increase the efficiency of the military establishment of the State of Michigan, and to repeal all former acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act,” is hereby repealed, and sections ten, twenty-seven, fifty-three and fifty-eight of said act are hereby amended to read as follows:
SEC. 10. Each regiment of infantry shall consist of the Regiments same number of battalions and companies, of officers, non
of infantry, commissioned officers and musicians as shall be prescribed consist of. from time to time for like organizations in the United States army, as near as may be, subject to the rules and regulations prescribed by the State Military Board. The organization, National armament and discipline of the Michigan National Guard guard; how
organized, etc. shall be the same as that which is now, or may hereafter be prescribed for the regular and volunteer armies of the United States; and the Governor may, by proper order, perfect such organization, armament and discipline, at any time, so as to comply with the laws, rules and regulations that may be prescribed for the regular and volunteer armies of the United States. The term of enlistment in the Michigan National Term of Guard shall be for three years, and company officers, except
enlistment. when elected to fill a vacancy, shall be commissioned for a term of three years and until their successors shall be commissioned.
Sec. 27. For the purpose of providing the necessary ex- “State milipenses to carry out the provisions of this act, it shall be the tary fund,” duty of the Auditor General, at the time of apportinning the etc.