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acts of nineteen hundred five, in any city, county or district, shall not be required to submit or re-submit the question of direct nominations of party candidates in order to operate under the provisions of this act, but all such political parties shall hereafter nominate party candidates by direct vote in the manner herein provided until otherwise determined as provided in this act.
SEC. 2. No person shall be permitted to vote at any primary Voter must election unless he shall have been enrolled, in the manner herein provided, as a member of a particular political party. The proposition of direct nomination of party candidates may when propobe submitted or re-submitted and decided by a majority of the sition may
be submitted, enrolled voters of any political party voting thereon in any etc. such city, county or district, on the first Monday in April preceding any November election: Provided, That an election inay be held for the submission or re-submission of the ques
city offices, tion of direct nomination of party candidates of any political party for city offices on the first Monday of April of any year. All provisions herein made for the submission of the Provisions for proposition in the first instance shall apply to the re-submission of the said proposition in so far as applicable.
SEC. 3. A primary election for the nomination by direct Primary, vote of party candidates shall be held in the several election held. precincts of any city, county or district, as the case may be, in which any political party has adopted the provisions of act number one hundred eighty-one of the public acts of nineteen hundred five, or the provisions of this act, on the first Tuesday in September preceding any November election. In the In case of
certain cities. case of any city in which local officers are not elected at the November election, a primary election for the nomination of party candidates for city offices, other than ward offices, shall be held on the second Tuesday preceding the day on which the officers of said city are to be elected.
SEC. 4. All primary elections shall, except as herein other- Primary wise provided, be conducted and regulated as near as may be, conducted, etc. in every particular as prescribed by law for the regulation and conduct of general elections. The provisions of the general election law shall apply to primary elections with respect to the giving of notices of enrollment and election, in fixing places for holding such elections, providing ballot boxes and the necessary equipment and supplies, and all officers required to perform similar duties under the general election law shall be required to perform such duties under this act with like power and compensation. All expenses of primary elections Expenses, shall be defrayed from the same funds from which are defrayed
how.defrayed. the expenses of an election. SEC. 5. The voters in the various political parties shall be Party enroll.
ment, time of. afforded an opportunity to become enrolled voters of the particular political party with which they are affiliated on the Saturday preceding the first Monday of April preceding the September primary; on the Saturday preceding the September primary and on the Saturday preceding the city primary in
cities in which any political party is operating under the priProviso as to mary election system provided for in this act: Provided, That certain cities. in cities having a registration day, or days, prior to the Satur
day preceding the first Monday in April, the voters of the
various political parties shall be afforded an opportunity for When not party enrollment on such registration day or days. It shall
not be necessary for the electors who were enrolled under act number one hundred eighty-one of the public acts of nineteen hundred five to again enroll under the provisions of this act, if they reside in the same voting precinct in which they resided at the time of enrollment under said act number one hundred eighty-one of the public acts of nineteen hundred
five. Enrollment SEC. 6. The various boards of registration provided for by
the provisions of the general election, or other law shall constitute an enrollment board under the provisions of this act. The said enrollment boards shall be in session in every voting precinct in this State on the days prescribed in this act and during the same number of hours that the said boards of
registration are required to be in session. Notice of the time meetings.
when and the place where said board shall be in session shall
be given in the same manner that notice of a meeting of the Proviso. board of registration is given: Provided, That the notice of
the time when and where qualified electors may be enrolled on the Saturday prior to the first Monday in April may be included in the notice required to be given for the registration
of voters under the general election law. Enrollment SEC. 7. The enrollment herein provided for shall be made
in a suitable book in which the names shall be enrolled in alphabetical order. Such books shall be furnished by the Secretary of State to the county clerk and by him delivered to said enrollment boards, if such books. have not been provided under authority of act number one hundred eighty-one of the public acts of nineteen hundred five, at the same time and in the same manner as is now provided by law for the delivery of blanks for use at general elections, and shall be prepared substantially in form as follows:
who to furnish.
Said enrollment book shall also contain blank forms of certificates to be used by the enrollment board in making its return of such enrollment in the manner herein provided. It Blank leaves, shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to prepare and forward to each voting precinct in this State blank leaflets upon which the enrolling clerk can indicate the necessary cor. rections in any party enrollment heretofore taken, or which may hereafter be taken, one copy of which shall be forwarded by the enrolling clerk to the county clerk and one copy to the Secretary of State.
SEC. 8. For the purpose of accuracy and to expedite the Enrollment making of the enrollment, blanks upon which the applicant blanks. may write his name, residence, street number in cities, and party affiliation, may be used. The blank to be used shall be in the following form:
Application for Primary Election Enrollment.
SEC. 9. The legal custodian of the general registration book Custodian of of each election precinct shall be custodian of the party enrollment book provided for herein. Such custodian shall within When to ten days after any party enrollment, or correction of the enrollment book, forward under seal to the county clerk of his enrollment. county and to the Secretary of State, on blanks provided therefor to be furnished by the Secretary of State, one copy of the
party enrollment, or the corrections and additions made in the enrollment book of each election precinct, to each of which copies he shall attach his certificate that the same is a true and correct copy of the party enrollment, or of the corrections
and additions to the same. Review of SEC. 10. On the dates named herein for the enrollment of enrollment book.
voters, the various enrollment boards shall review the enrollment book and correct the same in the same manner as corrections are made in the registration book for said precinct, pro
vided for under the provisions of the general election law: Proviso. Provided, That in precincts in which no election is held on
the first Monday in April, the enrollment board thereof shall not be required to be in session on the preceding Saturday. The custodian of said enrollment book shall deliver the same
to the board of enrollment for the purposes of review and corEnrollment rection as herein provided. The said enrollment board shall of voters.
enroll all qualified electors who make application for and are
entitled to enrollment as members of any political party. Independents. Whenever any qualified elector shall apply for enrollment, but
shall neglect or refuse to give the name of his party, or if he has none, he shall be enrolled as an “independent.” Whenever a qualified elector is entitled to enrollment, he shall be
enrolled by the said board as a member of the particular Application. political party which he names. Application for enrollment
shall be made either upon the blanks hereinbefore provided for or by making application personally to said board on any en
rollment day. Duty of
Sec. 11. At the close of enrollment on enrollment day, it chairman.
shall be the duty of the chairman of the board having in charge
filling in the date of said enrollment. Enrollment SEC. 12. Any qualified elector in any election precinct in on primary day.
this State, who failed to have his name enrolled on any enrollment day by reason of sickness, unavoidable absence from the election precinct, or other reasonable cause, and who is a qualified elector in said precinct on a primary election day; or any person who may have become twenty-one years of age or a qualified elector after enrollment day, may have his name enrolled by the board of primary election inspectors on any primary election day upon making oath as provided in
the general election law relative to the registration of electors Change of on election days. Any person who was duly enrolled in the residence.
manner herein provided, but who has changed his residence to any election precinct other than that in which he was en
rolled, may be enrolled in the new election precinct and may Proviso. vote therein: Provided, That he has resided in the election
precinct in which he seeks to be enrolled for a period of twenty days and that he obtain from a member of the enrollment
board in which he formerly resided a certificate stating that he was duly enrolled in such district and that he is entitled to enrollment in the new district, which certificate shall con. tain all of the data set forth in the enrollment book; or that he satisfy the said enrollment board or board of primary election inspectors, in any other manner, of the existence of such facts.
SEC. 13. Whenever an enrolled voter has changed his party Change of affiliation and desires to be enrolled as a member of another partia
affiliation. political party, he may personally make application on any enrollment day, or on any primary election day, for re-enrollment, to the enrollment board, or the board of primary election inspectors, and said board shall thereupon re-enroll the name of said enrolled voter and at the same time draw a pen mark through the name of said enrolled voter as previously enrolled and opposite said name as previously enrolled shall write the word “re-enrolled” and the date of said re-enrollment: Pro- Proviso as to vided, That when any enrolled voter shall become re-enrolled petitions. under authority of this section, the said re-enrollment of such enrolled voter shall not affect the validity of any petition theretofore signed by such enrolled voter as a member of a particular political party.
SEC. 14. The question of the direct nomination of party When quescandidates of any political party for city, county, legislative or submitted or congressional offices may be submitted or re-submitted to the resubmitted. enrolled voters of such political party within such city, county or district upon petition therefor, signed by a number of enrolled voters of such political party within such city, county or district, which number shall constitute not less than Per cent of twenty per cent. of the total number of enrolled voters of such voters. political party in such city, county or district.
Sec. 15. The petition referred to in the preceding section Petitions, relative to city offices shall be addressed to the city clerk; and when and to relative to a county or legislative district wholly within one addressed. county, shall be addressed to the county clerk; and petitions relative to legislative or congressional district offices, comprising more than one county, to the Secretary of State, and shall be delivered to the city clerk, county clerk or Secretary of State, at least thirty days before the first Monday of April on which the proposition is to be voted upon by the enrolled voters of the particular political party.
SEC. 16. Such petition shall embrace but one object: The Petition, proposition to select by direct vote, party candidates for representative in congress, for State senator, for representative in the State legislature, for county offices or city offices, shall each be petitioned for on separate petitions. The said petition shall be in substantially the following form: To the (City Clerk, County Clerk or Secretary of State) :
We, the undersigned, enrolled voters of the. party of the... (township or city) and county of...
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