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Return judges.

Triplicate return.

Where the return judges shall meet.

boundaries, and include all the territory within the same, as said lines and districts respectively existed at the completion of said census for the year nineteen hundred.

Section 3. In those Senatorial districts which are composed of more than one county, the persons appointed as return judges shall, on the Tuesday following the day of the annual election in November, at two o'clock post meridian, meet and cast up the sereral returns, and execute under their hands and seals one general and true return of the whole district, in triplicate; one copy of which, properly sealed up and addressed, shall be sent by mail to the Secretary of the Commonwealth, one copy shall be deposited with the prothonotary of the county wherein the return is executed, and one copy shall be sent to the person receiving the highest number of votes for Senator in the district, to wit:

The return judges of the fourteenth district shall meet at the court house in the borough of Stroudsburg, in the county of Monroe.

The return judges of the seventeenth district shall meet at the court house in the city of Lebanon, in the county of Lebanon.

The return judges in the twenty-third district shall meet at the court house in the borough of Towanda, in the county of Bradford.

The return judges of the twenty-fourth district shall meet at the court house in the city of Williamsport, in the county of Lycoming.

The return judges in the twenty-fifth district shall meet at the court house in the borough of Coudersport, in the county of Potter.

The return judges of the twenty-sixth district shall meet at the court house in the city of Lock Haven, in the county of Clinton.

The return judges of the twenty-seventh district shall meet at the court house in the borough of Sunbury, in the county of Northumberland.

The return judges of the thirtieth district shall meet at the court house in the borough of Hollidaysburg, in the county of Blair.

The return judges of the thirty-first district shall meet at the court house in the borough of New Bloomfield, in the county of Perry.

The return judges of the thirty-third district shall meet at the court house in the borough of Chambersburg, in the county of Franklin.

The return judges of the thirty-fourth district shall meet at the court house in the borough of Clearfield, in the county of Clearfield.

The return judges of the thirty-sixth district shall meet at the court house in the borough of Bedford, in the county of Bedford.

The return judges of the thirty-seventh district shall meet at the court house in the borough of Indiana, in the county of Indiana.

The return judges of the forty-first district shall meet at the court house in the borough of Kittanning, in the county of Armstrong.

The return judges of the forty-sixth district shall meet at the court house in the borough of Washington, in the county of Washington.

The return judges of the forty-seventh district shall meet at the court house in the borough of Beaver, in the county of Beaver.

The return judges of the forty-eighth district shall meet at the court house in the city of Franklin, in the county of Venango.

The return judges of the fiftieth district shall meet at the court house in the city of Meadville, in the county of Crawford.

Section 4. The Senators shall be chosen by the qualified electors of the city of Philadelphia and the several counties of this Commonwealth at the times, places and in the manner prescribed by the Constitution and the laws of this Commonwealth, in the several districts, at the following times, to wit:

At the general election in November, one thousand Elections. nine hundred and six, and quadrennially thereafter, Senators shall be chosen to serve for four years, in the even numbered districts; and at the general election in November, one thousand nine hundred and eight, and quadrennially thereafter, Senators shall be chosen to serve for four years, in the odd numbered district.

Section 5. Senators now elected and those whose Representation. terms are unexpired shall, respectively, represent the districts as herein apportioned in which they reside, until the expiration of the terms for which they were elected.

Section 6. In case of vacancy in the office of Sena. Vacancies. tor, by reason of death, resignation or otherwise, such vacancies shall be filled in like manner and for like terms as vacancies are now filled by law.

Section 7. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent Repeal. herewith be and the same are hereby repealed. APPROVED—The 17th day of February, A. D. 1906.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 10.

AN ACT

Providing a uniform method of electing certain party officers,

and delegates to the State and National Conventions, and of making nominations for certain public offices; providing for the payment of the expenses of the same; making certain violations thereof misdemeanors, and prescribing penalties for the violation of its provisions.

Uniform primaries.

Spring primary.

and National Conventions.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That this act shall be known, and may be cited, as the “Uniform Pri. maries Act."

Section 2. From and after November first, one thousand nine hundred and six, two priinaries shall be held each year, in every election district of this Commonwealth in which nominations are to be made or delegates or party officers elected, as herein provided.

One shall be held on the fourth Saturday before the Winter primary. February election, to be known as the Winter pri

mary; the other shall be held on the first Saturday of June,-except in years when a President of the United States is to be ele d, in which it shall be held on the second Saturday of April,—to be known

as the Spring primary. Delegates to State Delegates to State and National conventions, except

delegates-at-large to National conventions, which shall be elected by the State convention, shall be elected at the Spring primary, throughout the Commonwealth, by any party or body of electors one of whose candidates, at either the general or February election preceding, polled two per centum of the largest entire vote cast in the State for any candidate at the last general election. Candidates for all offices to be filled at the general election, with the exception of those nominated by National or State conventions, shall be nominated at the Spring primary. Candidates for all offices to be filled at the February election shall be nominated at the Winter primary, and such party officers as are provided for by the rules of the several political parties to be elected by vote of the party electors, shall be elected at either or both primaries, by any political party or body of electors one of whose candidates, at either the general or February elections preceding such primary, polled two per centum of the largest entire vote cast, in the political district in which nominations are to be made or candidates elected, for any candidate at the last general election.

No delegates to State or National conventions, or officers of parties, shall be elected, or candidates for

Candidates

Manner of election and nomina. tlon

township offices,

papers.

electors.

candidates, etc.

and National con

the public offices herein specified be nominated, in
any other manner than as set forth in this act:
Provided, That nothing herein contained shall prevent Proviso.
the nomination of candidates for borough or township Borough and
offices, or other offices not herein specifically enum- etc.
erated, in the manner provided by existing laws; or
any association of electors, not constituting a party,
from nominating candidates by nomination papers, as Nomination
is provided by existing laws.

This act shall not apply to the nomination of candi.
dates for Presidential electors, or to the nomination Presidential
of candidates to be voted for at special elections to
fill vacancies; but it shall not be construed to prevent
the nomination of Presidential electors at primaries,
if the rules of the respective parties so provide.

Section 3. On or before the ninth Saturday preced- Secretary of the ing the Spring primary, the Secretary of the Common Commonwealth wealth shall send to the county commissioners in each Congressional county a written notice, setting forth the number of Congressmen and officers of the Commonwealth, not nominated by State Conventions, to be elected or voted for therein at the next succeeding general election.

On or before the same date, the chairman of the Delegates to State State committee of each party shall send to the county ventions. commissioners a written notice, setting forth the number of delegates to be elected in such county to the State and National convention of such party.

On or before the ninth Saturday preceding each primary, the chairman of the county committee of each party shall send to the county commissioners of such county a written notice, setting forth the names of all party offices to be filled by election at the ensuing primary.

Upon receipt of such notices, and beginning within one week thereafter, such county commissioners shall county commis. publish the number of delegates to be elected to the lish number of State and National conventions of each party, to onces, etc. gether with the names of all offices for which nominations are to be made or candidates for the party offices to be elected, within the county, at the ensuing primary, at least once each week for three successive weeks, in two newspapers of general circulation pub. lished within the county, wherever such course is possible. Such newspapers, so far as practicable, shall be representative of different political parties.

Section 4. Official primary ballots for each party shall be prepared by the county commissioners. These stoners shall preballots shall be printed on white paper of uniform pare ballots. quality, and shall be uniform in size, style of printing and general appearance.

Party offices.

delegates, list of

Form of primary ballot.

The ballot for each party shall be in the following form:

PRIMARY BALLOT.
(Name of Party.)
District,

Ward, City of
County of

State of Pennsylvania.
Primary held on the.. day of ...

190Make a cross (X) in the square to the right of each candidate for whom you wish to vote. If you desire to vote for a person whose name is not on the ballot, write or paste his name in the blank space provided for that purpose. DELEGATES TO STATE CONVENTION.

(Vote for ......

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John Doe,
Richard Roe,
John Stiles,

[And on the back of such ballot shall also be print. ed in prominent type the name of the party.]

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