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Section 9, act of

for amendment.

“Section 9. The Secretary of the Commonwealth shall, fourteen days at least previous to the day of any June 10, 1898, as election of United States or State officers, or for the July 9, 1897, cited adoption of amendments to the Constitution of this Commonwealth, transmit to the county commissioners and the sheriff in each county in which such election is to be held, duplicate official lists, stating the names and residences of and parties or policies represented by all candidates whose nomination certificates or papers have been filed with him as herein provided for such election, and have not been found and declared to be invalid as provided in section six, and to be voted for at each voting place in each county respectively, substantially in the form of the ballots to be used therein, duplicate copies of the text of all proposed constitutional amendments to be voted upon at such election. The county commissioners of each county shall also send to the sheriff of their county, at least ten days prior to the day of any general election, an official list containing the names and party or political appellations of all candidates whose nomination certificates or papers have been filed with the said commissioners as herein provided for such election and to be voted for at each voting place in the county, substantially in the form of the ballots to be used therein. Upon the official ballots transmitted as here. in provided by the Secretary of the Commonwealth and county commissioners, and upon the ballots to be voted at any election, the name of any candidate shall not appear more than once by certificate of nomination or more than once by nomination papers,” be and is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section 9. The Secretary of the Commonwealth Secretary of the shall, fourteen days at least previous to the day of any shall transmit lists election of United States or State officers, or for the sioners and adoption of amendments to the Constitution of this Commonwealth, transmit to the county commission. ers and the sheriff in each county, in which such election is to be held, duplicate official lists, stating the names and residences of, and parties or policies rep- Contents resented by, all candidates whose nomination certificates or papers have been filed with him as herein provided for such election, and have not been found and declared to be invalid as provided in section six, and to be voted for at each voting place in each county, respectively, substantially in the form of the ballots in form of the to be used therein; duplicate copies of the text of all proposed constitutional amendments to be voted upon at such election. The county commissioners of each county commiscounty shall also send to the sheriff of their county, list to sherim. at least ten days prior to the day of any general election, an official list, containing the names and party or political appellations of all candidates whose nomina tion certificates or papers have been filed with the

sheriffs,

ballots,

Section 14, act of
June 10, 1893, as

, for amendment.

said commissioners, as herein provided for such election, and to be voted for at each voting place in the county, substantially in the form of the ballots to be used therein.

Section 2. That the fourteenth section of the said act, approved the tenth day of June, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, as amended by an act approved the ninth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven which reads as follows:

“Section 14. The face of every ballot which shall be printed in accordance with the provisions of this act shall contain the names of all candidates whose nomi nation for any office specified in the ballot shall have been duly made, except such as may have died or with. drawn, arranged as hereinafter provided.

“The names of the candidates of each political party amended by act of or body of electors shall be arranged under the titles

of the offices for which they are nominated, in parallel columns, with the party or political appellation at the head of each column. The said columns shall be enclosed by heavy lines and separated from each other by a clear space of at least one-eighth of an inch, and shall be printed in the order, as nearly as possible, of the votes obtained in the State at the last State election by the parties or bodies nominating, beginning with the party or body which obtained the highest vote for the candidate, at the head of its column, at such election. When Presidential electors are to be voted for, there shall be printed above each of the said columns, the names of the candidates for Presi. dential electors nominated by the party or body of citizens named in the columns, arranged in groups with the party or political appellation, and the surnames of the candidates for President and Vice Presi. dent at the head of each group. There shall be print. ed, above each column of candidates of a political party or body, a circle three-fourths of one inch in diameter, and there shall be printed around but without the circle the following words: For a straight ticket mark within this circle.'

“There shall be left at the right of the groups of candidates for Presidential electors, and of the lists of candidates for other offices, or under the title of the office itself for which an election is to be held, in case there be no candidates legally nominated therefor, as many blank spaces as there are persons to be voted for, by each voter for such office, in which spaces the voter may insert the name of any person whose name is not printed on the ballot as candidate for such office, and such insertion shall count as a vote without the cross-mark hereinafter mentioned.

“Whenever the approval of a constitutional amendment or other question is submitted to the vote of the

people, such question shall be printed upon the balTots in a brief form and followed by the words 'yes' and ‘no,' and if such question be submitted at an election of public officers, it shall be printed below the lists of candidates. The ballots shall be so printed as to give each voter a clear opportunity to designate his choice of candidates by a cross mark (X) in a square of sufficient size at the right of the name of each candidate and inside the line enclosing the column, and in like manner answers to the question submitted by similar marks in squares at the right of the words 'yes' and 'no,' and on the ballot may be printed instructions how to mark, and such words as will aid the voter to do this, as ‘mark one,' 'mark three,' and the like: Provided, That a voter may designate his choice of an entire group of candidates for Presidential electors by one cross mark in a large square, which shall be placed at the right of the surnames of the candidates for President and Vice President at the head of such group, and such mark shall be equivalent to a mark against every name in the group: Provided further, That a voter may designate his choice of all the candidates of a political party by one cross in the circle above such column, and such mark shall be equivalent to a mark against every name in the column," be and is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 14. When Presidential electors are to be Candidates for voted for, the names of candidates for Presidential ors, arrangement electors shall be arranged in party groups, as pre- lot. sented in the several certificates of party nomination and nomination papers, and the groups shall be printed upon the ballot in order of the vote obtained in the State, at the last Presidential election, by the parties nominating, beginning with the party which obtained the highest vote: Provided, That in the case of political parties not represented on the ballot in the last Presidential election, the order of arrangement shall be alphabetically.

At the head of each group of candidates shall be printed the appropriate party name or political appellation, together with the surnames of the candidates of such party for President and Vice President, underneath which shall be printed the names of the appropriate candidates for Presidential electors.

At the right of the space containing the surnames of the candidates for President and Vice President, and their party name or political appellation, there shall be a square, of sufficient size for the convenient squares, size and insertion of a cross-mark ( X ), and at the right of the position of. name of each candidate for Presidential elector, there shall be a similar, but smaller, square.

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people, such question shall be printed upon the bal, Tots in a brief form and followed by the words 'yes' and 'no,' and if such question be submitted at an election of public officers, it shall be printed below the lists of candidates. The ballots shall be so printed as to give each voter a clear opportunity to designate his choice of candidates by a cross mark (X) in a square of sufficient size at the right of the name of each candidate and inside the line enclosing the column, and in like manner answers to the question submitted by similar marks in squares at the right of the words 'yes' and 'no,' and on the ballot may be printed instructions how to mark, and such words as will aid the voter to do this, as ‘mark one,' 'mark three,' and the like: Provided, That a voter may designate his choice of an entire group of candidates for Presidential electors by one cross mark in a large square, which shall be placed at the right of the surnames of the candidates for President and Vice President at the head of such group, and such mark shall be equivalent to a mark against every name in the group: Provided further, That a voter may designate his choice of all the candidates of a political party by one cross in the circle above such column, and such mark shall be equivalent to a mark against every name in the column,” be and is hereby amended to read as follows:

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