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ered to the board of inspectors of such new election district at the opening of such meeting for registry. Such board at such meeting shall place upon the list of voters all persons whose names are upon such copies who are qualified to vote in such election district at the election for which such meeting is held.

If a new election district shall have been formed in a city, except New York or Brooklyn, since such general election, the clerk with whom the registers of voters for such previous general election shall have been filed, shall, before the first meeting of the inspectors of such new district for registry for a special election, make a certified copy of each register of voters for such previ. ous general election of each election district out of which such new election district is formed, and the inspectors of such new election district shall at such first meeting for registry for such special election place upon the list of voters the names of all persons upon such copies who are qualified to vote in such election district at the special election for which such meeting is held. L. 1890, ch. 321, $ 7.

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$ 35. Challenges to applicants for registry.- Any person who appears personally at any meeting of the board of inspectors for registry for any election and applies to have his name placed on the list of voters, may be challenged by any qualified elector of such district. If such applicant be so challenged, or if any member of the board shall have reason to suspect that such applicant is not entitled to registry, the board shall administer to such applicant the oath which is required by law to be administered to a challenged person offering to vote at a general election, and may thereupon examine him as to his qualifications as an elector, and may require him to state, under oath, his age, residence by street and number, if it have a street

and if he is not a householder, to state the name of the householder with whom he resides, and in like manner to describe the residence of such householder. If the applicant shall make such statement, and shall make oath to the circumstances which qualify him to vote at such election in such district, his name shall be added to such list of voters. If he shall refuse to make either such oath or statement, his name shall not be placed on such list. L. 1890, ch. 321, 8 8.

§ 36. Registry of Challenges.- If, at a meeting of a board of inspectors for registry, any elector of the district shall, upon oath, declare that he has reason to believe that any person on such list of voters will not be qualified to vote at such election, the board of inspectors shall place the words, “to be challenged,” opposite the name of such person, and when such person shall offer his vote at such election, the general oath as to qualifications•shall be administered to him, and if he shall refuse to take such oath, he shall not be permitted to vote. L. 1890, ch. 321, 88 9, 16.

$ 37. Addition and cancellation of names on registry lists.-- The board shall, at any such meeting, erase from such list of voters the name of any person thereon who is proven to the satisfaction of the board to be not qualified to vote in such district at such election, or who can not be so qualified at the time of such election. If the board shall, at any meeting, upon sufficient evidence being presented to it, refuse to strike from such list of voters the name of any person not so qualified to vote, or shall neglect or refuse to place upon such list the name of any person who is entitled to have his name placed thereon, application may be made to any justice of the supreme court of the judicial district in which such election district is, or to any justice of the supreme court residing in a county adjoining such judicial district, or to a county judge of the county, or to any judge of a

court of record of a city in which such election district is, and such justice or judge may, upon sufficient evidence, and upon such notice, of not less than twenty-four hours, to the board of inspectors and such other persons interested, of such application, as the justice or judge may require, order such name to be stricken from or added to such list or register of voters, as the case may be, and such list shall be corrected accordingly. L. 1890, ch. 321, $ 8.

8 38. Registry as condition of voting.- At the opening of the polls in each election district for every general election, special election, or election of city officers, the board of inspectors of election thereof shall then and there have the original register of voters of such district for such election, and the two certified copies thereof retained by the members of the board of inspectors, and no person shall vote at such election in such district, unless his name is on such register. The right of any person to vote whose name is on such register shall be subject to challenge the same as though he was not required to be registered. Elsewhere than in cities, a person who shall have become a qualified voter of the district since the last preceding general election, may vote at a special election upon making proof to the inspectors that he has become a qualified voter of the district since such general election. L 1890, ch. 821, $ 10.

§ 39. Clerks.- Any board of inspectors in a city, except New York and Brooklyn, may appoint one clerk to assist in the performance of the clerical duties of such board in registering, for not more than four days. Such clerk shall take the constitutional oath of office before he enters upon the performance of his duties. R. S., 416, L. 1842, ch. 130, tit. 4, Art. 1, § 4.

L. 1890, ch. 321, $ 17.

$ 40. Delivery of blank registry books to election oficers.— The secretary of state shall cause to be prepared a sufficient number of suitable blank books for lists and registers of voters, with blank certificates and brief instructions for registry therein, for use by the inspectors in preparing lists and registers of voters in pursuance of this article, and shall transmit to the county clerk of each county a sufficient number of such blank-books, certificates and instructions, to furnish four to each board of inspectors in such county, except in the cities of New York and Brooklyn, and each county clerk shall cause the same to be distributed accordingly, within ten days after the receipt thereof. L. 1890, chu 821, 8 22.

§ 41. Meetings for registry on Saturday half-holidays.No Saturday shall be deemed a holiday, nor shall any Saturday afternoon be deemed a half-holiday so as to affect any meeting or proceeding of the board of inspectors for registry. L. 1890, ch. 821, $ 23.

ARTICLE III.
PRIMARIES, CONVENTIONS AND NOMINATIONS.
Sec. 50. Definitions of primary and convention.

51. Notice of primary.
52. Organization and conduct of primaries.
53. Qualifications of voters at primaries.
54. Duties of chairmen of primaries.
55. Watchers and canvass of votes at primaries.
56. Party nominations.
57. Independent nominations.
58. Places of filing certificates of nominations.
59. Times of filing certificates of nomination.
60. Certification of nominations by secretary of state.
61. Publication of nominations.
62. Posting town and village nominations.
63. Lists for town clerks and aldermen.
64. Declination of a nomination.

Seo. 65. Objections to nomination certificates, and determinations

thereof.
66. Filling vacancies in nominations.

$ 50. Definitions of primary and convention.- As used in this article, a convention is an assemblage of delegates representing a political party, duly convened for the purpose of nominating candidates for office, electing delegates to conventions, electing officers for party organizations, or for the transaction of any other business relating to the affairs or conduct of the party; and a primary is any other assemblage of voters of a political party, duly convened for any such purpose. R. S., 458, L. 1882, ch. 154, $ 5. Id., 460, L. 1887, ch. 265, $ 1.

L. 1890, ch. 262, $ 2. § 51. Notice of primary.- No primary shall be held in a city or village having a population of over five thousand, as shown by the then last state or federal enumeration, unless at least two days notice thereof shall be published in a daily newspaper in such city or village, of the same politics with the party giving the notice, at least twice; but if no such newspaper is published in the same city or village where such primary is to be held, such notice shall be posted in at least six public places in such city or village at least two days next preceding such primary, and published in a weekly newspaper if any, in such city or village of the same politics of the party giving the notice, before such primary is held. Such primary shall be opened at such hour between nine o'clock in the forenoon and nine o'clock in the afternoon, as may be prescribed by the party organization or association holding the same.

Elsewhere than in such a city or village, every primary shall be called and held pursuant to notice given accord. ing to the regulations and usages of the party organiza. tion holding it. L. 1890, ch. 117, $$ 1, 2. R. S., 460, L. 1887, ch. 265, $ 2.

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