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arrest and conviction of any person violating any of the pro, otier rewards visions of this Act, when the crime is a misdemeanor ; and a for arrest and reward of two hundred dollars for the arrest and conviction of persons vio- any person guilty of felony, as herein provided ; and such lating this

rewards to be paid until the total amount hereafter expended for the purpose reaches the sum of ten thousand dollars, parable out of any moneys in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated. And all moneys collected under the provisions of this Act shall revert to the general school fund of the several

counties where such case was brought. Secretary of 1617. Sec. 94. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State State to pub. lish this Act to cause to be printed in pamphlet form a requisite number of torpamphlet copies of this Act, with marginal notes and properly indexed, a

suitable number of which shall be forwarded by him to the County Clerks of the several counties of this state, at least sixty days previous to the holding of any general election, and at least twenty days previous to the holding of any special election; and it is hereby made the duty of the said County Clerks to inclose in each and every ballot box sent out by them to be used at the various precincts of their respective counties, five or more

copies of said Act, as in their judgment they may deem proper. Acts repealed 1618. SEC. 95. “An Act relating to elections, the manner

of conducting and contesting the same, fraud upon the ballot box, destroying or attempting to destroy the ballot box, illegal or attempted illegal voting and misconduct at elections," approved March ninth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and an Act amendatory of the aforesaid Act, approved February twentyfifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine ; also, an Act supplementary to the aforesaid Act, approved March fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, are hereby repealed.

An Act supplementary to an Act relating to elections, approved

March twelfth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three.

Approved March 5, 1885, 63.

Certain tickets unlawful.

1619. SECTION. 1. That it shall be unlawful for any one to print or cause to be printed, to distribute or cause to be distributed, or to have in his possession with intent to use the same, prior to or at an election authorized by law, except as hereinafter provided, any ballot or ballots, upon which are printed any for in yriting, and the use of mixed ballots, when such ballots do not purport to be ballots of any one political party nominating candidates as aforesaid.

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1620. Sec. 2. That any person or persons who shall Violation of violate any provisions of the foregoing section shall be deemed punished. guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be fined in any sum not less than twenty-five dollars and not to exceed five hundred dollars, or shall be imprisoned in the county jail any time not to exceed six months, or shall be both fined and imprisoned as aforesaid.

An Act to regulate primary elections and to protect the same from

fraud.

Approved February 5, 1883, 28.

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1621. Section 1. Any committee or body authorized by Resolution to the rules or customs of a political association, organization, or

be adopted. party to call elections of or for such association, organization, or party, in calling such election, shall, at the time of making the call, adopt a resolution which shall set forth : First—That Time and a primary election will be held, giving the time when and the place of place or places where such election will be held, and the hours between which the polls shall be kept open.

Second—The Names of names of the persons to constitute the Election Board at each the Election polling place. If the persons named by the committee be not present, or decline to serve, then such officers shall be appointed as provided by the election law of this state. Third_The object for which the election is called. Fourth-The qualifica- Qualifications tions required for voters in addition to those prescribed by the Of voters. election law of this state.

1622. Sec. 2. The notice of the election shall contain a Notice and copy of the resolution and be signed by the Secretary of the publication. committee or body, and be published at least one week prior to the time fixed for the election in some newspaper published in the nearest precinct thereto in the county, or shall be conspicuousls posted in three public places in the precinct where such election is to be held at least one week prior to the time fixed for such election.

1623. Sec. 3. The number of officers to constitute the Election Election Board shall be fixed by the committee, and shall not

appointed be less than three nor more than five, and if the committee be divided, the majority shall appoint a majority of the officers, and the minority shall appoint the greatest minority thereof, and the persons so appointed shall each act in the capacity of Judges, and either may act as Inspector at such election. They To be Judges shall be legal voters in the precinct where and at the time they Inspectors. serve as such officers, and shall each be sworn in the manner

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provided by the election law of this state to fairly, honestly, and impartially conduct the election, and shall open and close the polls at the time named in the resolution, and shall conduct and complete the canvass of votes and make returns thereof without unnecessary delay. They may administer oaths and call and examine witnesses touching the qualifications of any person offering to vote. They shall appoint two competent persons to act as Clerks of such election, who shall each be sworn to faithfully,

honestly, and fairly perform the duties imposed on him by law Challenge, 1624. Sec. 4. In addition to the grounds of challenge

allowed by the election law of this state, and herein provided for, any person offering to vote at such election may be chal

lenged upon the ground that he does not possess the political Challenge

qualifications prescribed in the resolution, and such challenge determined. shall be tried and determined by the Board of Election, who

may administer an oath to such challenged person, and may ask any question tending to prove or disprove the challenge. The

board shall reject any vote offered by any person not a legal rejected.

voter, or who does not possess the qualification required by the resolution.

1623. Sec. 5. If any person who does not possess the qualification of a voter at a general election held throughout the state and the political qualification required in the resolution of the committee or body, shall vote or offer to vote at such

primary election, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on Punishment. conviction shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more

than five hundred dollars, and in default of the payment of such fine shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not

exceeding ninety days. Perjury, 1626. Sec. 6. Any person offering to vote who shall, when.

under oath administered by any of the officers of such election, willfully, untruly or falsely answer any pertinent question asked by any officer or challenger, or make any misstatement intended to mislead the officers of the election for the purpose

of voting, shall be guilty of perjury, and on conviction shall Punishment. suffer all the penalties provided by law for that offense. Double 1627. Sec. 7. Any person who shall vote or offer to vote

at such primary election who has voted at the same or any other

precinct on the same day and for the same purpose shall be Misdemeanor guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be fined not

less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, and Punishment shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding

ninety days.

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be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred Punishment. dollars, and shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding ninety days.

1629. Sec. 9. Any person intrusted with the perform- Misfeasance. ance of any duty under the provisions of this Act who, after he shall have consented and begun to perform the same, willfully neglects or refuses to perform such duty, or who fraudulently acts in contravention or violation of any of the provisions of this Act, or who performs or assists in any act, whether in voting or in receiving or depositing ballots, or in caring for the ballots or ballot box, or who shall willfully miscall or misread 'or fail to call or read the name of any person whose name is voted on any ballot, or willfully enters upon any tally list a greater or less number of votes for any person than such person actually received, with intent to change the result of such election, or impair or improve the chances of election of any candidate, or knowingly permits any illegal voting or fraud in any manner, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on convic- Misdemeanor tion shall be punished by fine of not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, and shall be imprisoned in the Punishment. county jail for a period not exceeding six months.

1630. Sec. 10. Any person offering to vote at any pri- Refusal to be mary election, who, after being required by any member of the eldete board, refuses to be sworn, or who, after being sworn, refuses to answer any pertinent question touching his qualifications as an elector and right to vote, shall be excluded from voting at such election.

1631. Sec. 11. If any person shall, at any primary election Bribery. herein provided for, or prior thereto, buy, or offer to buy, any vote, or give, or offer to give, any reward, employment, or consideration of any character, or shall in any manner intimidate or attempt to intimidate, by any threat or promise, for the purpose of influencing any voter to cast his vote in favor of any person or question, or against any person or question ; or if any person shall at such election for any consideration vote or offer to vote any particular ticket, or for any particular person or question, or against any particular person or question, or in the real or supposed interest of any person or question, or if any person shall, at or prior to such election, give or receive any bribe, reward, or promise, which is given or received with the view, intention, or expectation that the voter will be influenced thereby to cast his vote in any particular way, whether the vote be cast or not, or changed thereby or not; or if any person shall, at such election, give or receive any consideration for voting, or to refrain froni voting, such person shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction, shall be Misdemeanor fined not less than one hundred dollars, nor more than five hundred dollars, and shall be imprisoned in the county jail for Punishment. a period not exceeding six inonths; and any person guilty of any violation of the provisions of this Act may inform upon any other person guilty of violating the provisions thereof, and suci informant, provided he be the first person giving such informa

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be free from prosecution for any complicity his information may disclose, or that may be disclosed at any trial instituted upon information given and complaint filed by him. A sum equal to the fine imposed shall be taxed as costs in the case and allowed to the informant.

1632. Sec. 12. Any person who knowingly hands in two ballots folded together.

or more ballots folded together, or adds or attempts to add any ballot to those legally polled, either by fraudulently introducing the same into the ballot box before or after the ballots therein have been counted, or who adds to or mixes with, or attempts to add to or mix with the ballots lawfully provided and cast, other ballots while the votes are being counted or canvassed, or at any other time, or at any time abstracts any ballots lawfully polled with the intent to change the result of such election, or to change the count thereat in favor of or against any person voted for at such election, or carries away or destroys, or attempts to carry away or destroy, any tally list or ballots or ballot box for the purpose of affecting the returns, or of breaking up or invalidating such election, or who willfully detains, mutilates or destroys any such election returns, or in any manner interferes with the officers holding such election, or conducting the canvass, or with voters lawfully exercising their right of voting at such election as to prevent such election or

canvass from being peaceably held and fairly conducted, shall Misdemeanor be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be fined

not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred Punishment. dollurs, and shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a period

not less than sixty days nor exceeding six months. Forging or 1633. Sec. 13. Any person who forges or counterfeits counterfeit returns of any primary election purporting to have been held at

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a precinct, town or ward, where no election was in fact held, or who substitutes forged or counterfeit returns of a primary

election in place of true returns where an election was actually Misdemeanor held, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall

be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five Punishment. hundred dollars, and shall be imprisoned in the county jail for

a period not less than sixty days nor exceeding six months. Lists, ballots 1634. Sec. 14. After counting the votes and signing the

lists the Judges must cause the ballots and one copy of the lists,

together with the poll books, to be delivered to the Secretary of Secretary

the committee or body which called the election, and one of the

Judges must retain the other list for twenty days after said Certificates of primary election. The Board of Election must issue certificates

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