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Immediately above the form shall be printed the following instructions: The applicant must be sworn or affirmed that the information given by him in reference to his right to be registered shall be the truth. Any wilful false statement constitutes perjury, and is punishable as such. Every register shall be indexed alphabetically from A to Z. The answers of the applicants shall be recorded in their presence, in both registers, in the fol. lowing manner: In the first column shall be entered the surname of the applicant, in the order of his appearance at the polling-place, on the page bearing the index letter of his surname; in the second column shall be entered his Christian name or names; in the third column, his occupation; in the fourth column, the street and number of his residence; in the fifth and sixth columns, whether he is a lodger, lessee or owner, and, if he is a lodger or is lessee of a portion only of a house, the location or number of the room or floor which he occupies; in the seventh and eighth columns shall be entered the length of his residence in the State and district, respectively; in the ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth columns, the location of the house from which he last registered, giving State, city, street, and number, respectively, and the year in which he so registered; in the thirteenth column, the State or territory of the United States, or the foreign country, where he was born; in the fourteenth column, whether, being foreign born, he produces his naturali. zation papers; in the fifteenth and sixteenth columns, the manner in which he complies with the law relating to the payment of taxes as a qualification of the right to vote, whether by the production of his receipt or by making affidavit; if the applicant is less than twenty-two years of age, the word “age” shall be recorded in said column; in the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth columns, his personal description, designating whether white or colored, his approximate age, height, and weight; in the twenty-first column in the register marked “check list,” he shall be required to sign his name, if able to write; if he alleges inability to write, a record of the fact shall be made in the same column; and unless his inability is due to some apparent physical infirmity, he shall be required to further establish his identity by answering the questions of the “challenge affidavit,” described in the following section; in the twenty-first column in the register marked “ballot check list,” he shall, if challenged on election day, be required to sign his name; in the twenty-second column shall be entered the number of the challenge affidavit of every person who is required to take said affidavit; in the twenty-third, twenty-fourth, twenty.

Instructions on registration form.

Perjury.

Manner of registering answers.

Right of registration.

Challenges.

Form of challenge
affidavit.
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fifth, twenty-sixth, and twenty-seventh columns the election officers shall record, in one register, the ob. taining of the ballot, and, in the other, the casting of the vote of the registered elector at the general, municipal, primary or special elections, as hereinafter provided, or as may hereafter be provided by law.

Section 8. Every person who possesses the quali. fications of an elector, as provided in the Constitu. tion and laws of this Commonwealth, or who by continued residence in his election district will obtain such qualifications before the next ensuing election, shall be entitled to be registered; but no person shall be registered unless at least three of the registrars determine that he is so qualified.

Section 9. Any person claiming the right to register may be challenged by a registrar or by any elector of the election district in which the election district is located. Any person so challenged shall answer the questions of the challenge affidavit, as herein specified; and after his answers have been recorded, he shall sign, if able to write, and swear to their truth. He shall also make affidavit, at the same time, to the truth of his answers as recorded in the register, if able to read, and which he shall be deemed to have examined or have had the same read to him. The affidavits of all persons so registered shall, at the close of each day of registration, be numbered and filed. The challenge affidavit shall be in the following form:

City of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
State of Pennsylvania, SS :
County of . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Have you read the information given by you, as recorded in the register?

I, the undersigned, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I have read the information recorded opposite my name in the register of the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Division of the . . . . Ward, on page . . . ., and that said information, as well as that recorded in this affidavit, is the truth.

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Registrars' Description of Applicant.

Distinguishing marks, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other peculiarities, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Color of hair, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Registrars.

The challenged applicant shall produce such further proof as the law requires challenged persons to produce on election day, and it shall be the duty of the registrars to require it before permitting him to be registered. All persons claiming the right to vote by reason of naturalization shall be required to produce the proper naturalization papers, or a certified copy thereof, before they shall be registered; but no such person shall be required to produce his papers a second time in the same district, unless he is challenged. Whenever the applicant is rejected, after a portion of the record has been filled in, a line shall be drawn through the record already made, and the registrar shall note on said line the reason for the rejection, and shall add his initials thereto. All affidavits and vouchers shall be executed in duplicate, one being delivered into the custody of each registrar who has charge of the registers.

Section 10. On the registration day preceding the February election, the registrars shall, in addition to the registration of electors, strike from the list the names of such persons as shall be proven, to their satisfaction, by the affidavits of at least two qualified electors of the ward, to have died, or removed from the district, since the last registration. Thereafter, upon the return of the registers to the office of the commissioners, it shall be their duty to examine the same, and wherever registered persons have given as their last place of registration another election dis.

Further proof.

Naturalization papers.

Affidavits and vouchers.

Striking of names from list.

Transfer of names.

Duty of commissioners.

Watchers.

Duties and powers of watchers.

Challenges.

Presence of electors.

Comparison and correction of the registers.

Certificate.

Street lists.

trict in the same city, to strike said name from the
register of said district of prior residence, and to
note thereon the reason for so removing the name. At
any time between the November election and the next
registration day any registered elector who has re-
moved from one election district to another in the
same city, sixty days prior to the February election,
may apply at the office of the commissioners and
have the registry of his name transferred from the
district from which he has removed to the one in
which he has taken up his new residence. It shall be
the duty of the commissioners, upon satisfactory proof
of the elector's identity, to strike his name from the
register in the district from which he has removed,
to examine him in the regular way as to his qualifica-
tions, and, if his answers are satisfactory, to register
him in the district to which he has removed.
Section 11. Parties or bodies of electors, who now
are, or hereafter may be, entitled to have watchers at
the general election, shall be allowed to appoint not
more than three electors of the ward to act as watch-
ers in each place of registry, without expense to the
county, on each registration day. No more than one
watcher from such party shall be allowed in the regis-
try place at any one time. Each watcher shall be pro-
vided with a certificate from the county commission-
ers, stating his name and the party or policy he repre-
sents. Watchers shall be entitled to be present dur-
ing all of the public sessions herein provided for, and
shall be required to show their certificates when re-
quested to do so. They shall have the power to chal.
lenge.
Section 12. No more than six electors, other than
the registrars and the watchers herein provided for,

shall be allowed in the registry-room at any one time.

Section 13. At the end of each day's registration the registrars shall compare the two registers, so kept, and cause any errors in either of them to be corrected by aid of the entries in the other, so as to make the same agree, where there is any difference between them. All of the registrars shall then sign their initials on the line immediately under the last names registered, under each letter, in both books, together With the date. At the close of both Fall and Winter registrations, the registrars shall sign a certificate, the form of which shall be printed on the last page of the register, setting forth the number of persons registered on each day, and the number of names which have been stricken out, if any.

Section 14. The two registrars who have not charge of the registers shall, at both registrations, prepare two “street lists” of all names which are registered. These lists shall contain the names of the electors and

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