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require the county auditor or municipal clerk to correct such error, or to show cause why such error should not be corrected.

Sec. 51. No ballot must be used or counted at any election except the legal ballot printed by the county auditor, or, in the case of municipal elections, by the clerk of the municipality, and distributed according to law by the distributing clerk within the polling place. And no ticket must be distributed by the distributing clerk, or permitted to be used by the election officers, which has any mark or thing on the back or outside thereof whereby it might be distinguished from any other ballot legally used on the same day. No ballot or ticket printed in imitation of the legal ticket furnished by the county auditor, or, in the case of municipal elections, by the clerk of the municipality, according to law, shall be circulated on the day of election, or brought into the polling place, aud no elector shall be permitted to vote any other ballot than the one he received from the distributing clerk.

Sec. 52. Every ticket, when used as a ballot, must be folded so as to conceal its contents and to expose the impression of the official election stamp on the back.

Sec. 53. It shall be the duty of the county auditor of the county (or the municipal clerk in the case of municipal elections) to furnish and cause to be delivered to the judges of election of each election precinct within the county (or within the municipality in case of municipal electious), and in which the election is to be held, at the polling place of the precinct before the opening of the polls, the proper number of tickets as required by this Act: Provided, That not less than one hundred tickets shall be furnished for each fifty or fraction of fifty electors registered in each precinct in the county (and in the case of municipal elections, each precinct in the municipality.)

Sec. 54. The county auditor of each county shall keep a record of the number of tickets printed and furnished to each polling place and preserve the same for one year.

The required number of tickets, together with the official stamp and ink pad for the purpose of stamping or designating the official tickets, as hereinbefore provided, shall be delivered to the judges of election in sealed packages, with marks on the outside clearly designating the polling place for which they are intended, upon receipt of which at least a majority of the judges of election must return receipts therefor to the county auditor in case of county elections (and to the clerk of the inunicipality in the case of municipal elections) and the several auditors and clerks shall preserve the receipts for one year.

Sec. 56. The county auditor of each county, in case of a general election, and the several city clerks in case of city elections, shall prepare full instructions for the guidance of voters at such elections, as to obtaining tickets, as to the manner of marking them, and as to obtaining new tickets in place of those accidentally spoiled, and they shall respectively cause the same, together with copies of sections three, four and five of an act relating to crimes against the election franchise, to be printed in large, clear type, on separate cards, to be called cards of instruction. The county auditor of each county, and the several city clerks, (in case of a municipal election), shall furnish four such cards to the judges of election in each election precinct, and one additional card for each fifty registered electors or fractional part thereof at the same

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time and in the same manner as the printed tickets. The judges of election shall post not less than one of such cards in each place or comparlinent provided for the preparation of tickets, and not less than three of such cards elsewhere in and about the polling places, upon the day of election. The county auditor of each county (and the several city clerks, in case of a municipal election) shall cause to be printed on tinted or colored paper, without official indorsement of any kind, and furnish to the judges of election of each election precinct, at the same time aud in the same manner as the official tickets and official stamps six sample or specimen tickets and one additional sample. ticket for each fifty registered electors or fractional part thereof in the precinct. The sample tickets shall be printed like the official or regular tickets, and the same size without the stub. There shall be posted in each of the compartments or booths, one of the sample tickets without the official stamp, and not less than four such tickets posted elsewhere in and about the polling places on the day of election. It shall be the duty of the same officers, at the same time and in the same manner, to provide and furnish to each polling place proper and necessary supplies and conveniences for marking the tickets.

Sec. 57. It is the duty of the clerk of the board of cominissioners of each county, on the receipt of the returns of any general or special election, to make out his certificate, stating therein the compensation to which the judges and clerks of the election are entitled for their services, and lay the same before the county commissioners at their next session, and the board of commissioners must order the compensation paid out of the county treasury. The compensation of judges of election and clerks is four dollars per day, and of constables, on duty at polling places, three dollars per day.

Conduct of Elections. Sec. 58. Before opening the polls, all officers of election must take and subscribe an oath to faithfully perform the duties imposed upon them by law. Any elector of the township may administer and certify such oath.

At all elections to be held under this title, the polls must be opened at the hour of eight o'clock in the forenoon, if the regularly appointed judges of election and distributing clerk are present; but in case they are not present, then the polls must not be opened by judges or distributing clerk elected until the hour of nine o'clock, unless a majority of the regular appointed judges are present, and the polls must continue open until seven o'clock in the evening of the same day, at which time the polls must be closed; and upon opening the polls, one of the clerks, under the direction of the judges, must make proclamation of the same; and thirty minutes before closing the polls, proclamation must be made in like inanner, and the polls closed in half an hour thereafter.

SEC. 6o. Whenever it shall become impossible or inconvenient to hold an election at the place desiguated therefor, the judges of election, after having assembled as near as practicable to such place, and before receiving any vote, may adjourn to the nearest convenient place for holding the election, and at such adjourned place forth with proceed with the election.

Sec. 61. Upon adjourning any election, as provided in the preceding section, the judges shall cause proclamation thereof to be made, and shali

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post a notice upon the place where the adjournment was made from, notifying electors of the change of polling place.

SEC. 62. If in any precinct any of said judges or distributing clerk do not serve, the voters of said precinct may elect a judge or judges or distributing clerk to fill the vacancy, on the morning of the election, to serve at such election.

Sec. 63. The election of officers must, as nearly as practicable, represent all the different political parties or principles as represented by the nominees in each county.

SEC. 64. Before receiving any ballots the judge must, in the presence of any persons assembled at the polling place, open and exhibit, close and lock the ballot boxes, and thereafter they must not be removed from the polling place until all the ballots are counted, nor must they be opened until after the polls are finally closed and in the presence of the bystanders.

SEC. 65. The judges of election, on the opening of the polls, inust break the sealed packages of election tickets, official stamp and other supplies, in the presence of bystanders.

Sec. 66. Either judge may administer the oath and certify the same required to be administered during the progress of an election, and either judge may challenge a voter of whom he is in doubt as to his qualifications to vote, but in such case one of the remaining judges must administer the oath.

Sec. 67. The judges must choose two persons having similar qualifications with themselves to act as clerks of the election.

The said judges and distributing clerk shall be and continue judges and distributing clerk of all elections of civil officers to be held in their respective wards or precincts until other judges and distributing clerk are appointed, and the said clerks of election may continue to act as such during the pleasure of the judges of election; and the county commis. sioners must, from time to time, fill all vacancies which may occur in the office of judges of election and distributing clerk at any election precinct within their respective counties.

Voting Sec. 68. An elector desiring to vote shall give his name and, if requested so to do, his residence, to one of the clerks of election, who shall thereupon announce the same in a loud and distinct tone of voice, clear and audible, and if such name is found on the check list by the election officer having charge thereof, he shall likewise repeat the said name, and the voter shall be allowed to enter the space enclosed by the guard-rail as herein before provided. The distributing clerk shall give him one, and only one, ticket, and his name shall be immediately checked on said list by placing a mark on the registry list to denote that he has received a ticket, and the ticket must be stamped on the back and near the top of the ticket with the "Official Stamp by the distributing clerk, and thereupon delivered to the elector. Besides the election officers not more than one voter in excess of the voting shelves or compartments provided shall be allowed in said enclosed space at one time.

SEC. 69. On receipt of his ticket, the voter shall forthwith aud without leaving the enclosed space, retire alone to one of the voting shelves or compartments so provided, and shall prepare his ticket by marking in the appropriate margin, or place a cross (X) opposite the name of the candidate of his choice for each office to be filled or by filling in or writing the name of the person for whom he wishes to vote in the blank space provided therefor in the column or division of the ticket for that purpose provided, and marking a cross (X) opposite thereto; and in case of a question submitted to a vote of the people, by marking in the appropriate margin or place a cross (X) against the answer for which he desires to give. Before leaving the voting shelf or compartment the voter shall fold his ticket, without displaying the marks thereon, and so as to expose the impression of the official stamp on the back, and he shall keep the same so folded until he has voted. He shall then hand his ballot to one of the judges and anuounce his name. He shall mark his ticket or ballot without delay, and shall quit said enclosed space as soon as he has voted.

No such voter shall be allowed to occupy a voting shelf or compartment already occupied by another, nor to remain within said enclosed space more than ten ininutes, nor to occupy a voting shelf or compartment more than five minutes in case all of such shelves or compartments are in use and other voters are waiting to occupy the same. No voter, not an election officer, whose name has been checked on the list of the election officers, shall be allowed to re-enter said enclosed space during said election. It shall be the duty of the judges for the time being to secure the observance of the provisions of this section; Provided, That if any registered elector, who is blind or otherwise disqualified by reason of physical infirmities rendering such voter incapable of personally marking his ballot, desires to vote, then and in that case, any two of the judges not of the same political party may, at the request of such elector, mark and prepare his ballot for hiin, placing an (X) mark in the proper place and opposite the name of the candidates for whom such elector desires to vote. When the ballot so marked by the judges is properly prepared and folded it shall be given to the elector, who shall deliver it to the proper judge to be deposited in the ballot box, as in other cases. The judges assisting any such physically incapacitated elector in the preparation of his ballot, must not influence or attempt to influence such voter in the selection of candidates to be voted for and any judge who has assisted any such elector, who shall divulge to any person the naine of any candidate for whom such elector voted, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

SEC. 70. No person shall take or remove any ticket from the polling place before the close of the polls. If an elector inadvertently or by mistake spoils a ticket, he shall return it folded to the distributing clerk, who must, if satisfied of such inadvertance, give him another ticket. The ticket thus returned shall, without examination, be immediately canceled by writing across the back, or outside of the ticket as folded, the words "spoiled ticket, another issued,” and deposit the defaced ticket in a box provided for that purpose. And no one shall be allowed within the guard-rails of the polling place, except the election officers duly appointed, together with the number of voters, as provided in this Act.

Poll Lists. The following is the form of poll lists to be kept by the judges and clerks of election.

Poll Lists. Of the election held in the precinct of......, in the County of......,

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on the day of......, in the year A. D. one thousand eight hundred and ........ B., C. D. and E. F., judges, and G. H., I. J. and K. L., clerks, of said election, were respectively sworn (or affirmed), as the law directs, previous to their entering on the duties of their respective offices.

Number and Names of Electors Voting.

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We hereby certify that the number of electors voting at this election amounts to..... Attest: G. H.,)

A. B.,) I. J.,)Clerks.

C. D.,)Judges of Election. K. L.,)

E. F.,)

Voting and Challenges. SEC. 72. Voting may commence as soon as the polls are opened, and may be continued during all the time the polls remain open.

The judge to whom any ballot may be delivered shall, upon the receipt thereof, pronounce in an audible voice the name of the elector, and if no objection shall be made to him, and the judges are satisfied that he is a legal voter, and is duly registered, and the official stamp is plainly visible on the outside of the folded ballot, he shall, without opening or examining, immediately deposit the ballot in the ballot box, and the clerks of the election shall enter the name of the elector in the poll books.

Sec. 74. No judge of election shall deposit in any ballot box any ballot upon which the official stamp," as hereinbefore provided for, does not appear. Every person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

SEC. 75. No officer, judge or clerk shall communicate, except for some purpose authorized by law, before the polls are closed, any information as to the name or number on the registry list of any elector who has not applied for a ticket, or who has not voted at the polling place; and no officer, judge or clerk, or other persons, whomsoever, shall interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, a voter when marking his ticket.

No officer, judge or clerk, or other person shall, directly or indirectly, attempt to induce any voter to display his ticket after he shall have marked the same, or to make known to any person the name of any candidate for or against whom he may have voted.

SEC. 76. The constable of the precinct shall be in attendance at the polling place on the day of election, and, where there is no constable, the judges of election may appoint some capable person to act as such during the election, and he shall have the power to make arrests for disturbance of the peace, as provided by law for such officers, and he shall allow no one within the guard rail of the polling place except those who go to vote, and shall allow but one elector in a compartment at one time.

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