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It shall also be the duty of the Governor, when appointing Alternate Registrars for the several hundreds or election districts of this State (outside the city of Wilmington), at the saine time to appoint in each hundred or election district in the State (outside the city of Wilmington) one capable person, who shall be a voter and resident in the hundred or election district for which he shall be appointed, to be Alternate Registrar for the said hundred or election district.
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The term of office of said Alternate Registrar shall be the Term of same as that of the Registrar, and whenever any Registrar (ernate Reg. provided for by this act shall be incapable from any cause istrar. whatsoever of performing the duties required of him by this act, the Alternate Registrar in the saine hundred or election district shall act in his stead, and while acting shall possess all the powers and do and perform all the duties of a Regis- Powers and trar, and make all the appointinents hereinafter required to duties. be made by the Registrar in certain contingencies. But nothing herein contained shall authorize or empower the When AlterAlternate Registrar to act at any time when there is a Registrate trar of the hundred or election district able and willing and act. present to act.
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If any such Registrar or Alternate Registrar shall remove Vacancy by froin the hundred or election district for which he shall be disqualifi appointed, or shall cease to be a voter therein, his office shall tion. thereupon become vacant; and the Governor shall have power at any time to remove from office any Registrar or Alternate Registrar for incompetency, or misconduct, or because disqualified by sickness from performing the duties of his office.
If any vacancy or vacancies should occur in the office of Governor to Registrar or Alternate Registrar before the expiration of such term, from any cause whatsoever, the Governor shall appoint a suitable person to fill such vacancy or vacancies, who shall serve for the residue of suchi unexpired term, and shall be qualified in the same manner, possess the same powers and perform the same duties as the original appointee.
Each Registrar and Alternate Registrar, before entering Oath of Regupon the duties of his office, shall take and subscribe, before Alternate. the Clerk of the Peace of the county in which he shall reside, the following oath:
Form of oath “I, -
- lundred, (or in
- election district of – hundred), in
- county, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States of America, that I will support the Constitution of the State of Delaware, and that I will perforin the duties of the office of Registrar (or Alternate Registrar) for – - hundred (or
- election district in - hundred), faithfully, honestly, fairly and impartially; that I am a citizen of the United States of America and of the State of Delaware, and am not and will not be a candidate for any office to be voted for by the electors of the hundred (or election district) for which I am appointed Registrar (or Alternate Registrar); and that I am a qualified voter in said hundred (or election district)."
Time within SECTION•3. Each and every person appointed as aforeis to be taken said to act as Registrar or Alternate Registrar shall qualify
as such Registrar or Alternate Registrar by taking and subscribing the oath prescribed in the preceding section within ten days after being notified of said appointment, and shall perform the duties of the office for the time for which he was appointed, unless he shall become disqualified by sickness or otherwise, or be removed from office as hereinbefore provided. But any Registrar or Alternate Registrar,
who shall be appointed to fill a vacancy, shall qualify forthPenalty for with. And if any Registrar or Alternate Registrar, who being qualify or duly appointed, either for a full term or to fill a vacancy, perform the shall refuse to qualify as aforesaid, or having qualified, shall
fail or refuse to perform any of the duties of said office, he shall forfeit and pay to the State a fine of one liundred dollars, upon conviction thereof by indictinent in the Court of General Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery in the county where such offense is committed.
SECTION 4. Each of the said Registrars shall in addition Registrars. to the other powers hereinafter conferred upon liim, have,
during the respective times of his appointed sittings, the powers of a justice of the peace to preserve order and enforce obedience to his lawful commands at or around his place of registration; to keep access to such place open and unobstructed; to prevent and suppress riots, tumult, violence and disorder at, around or near to his place of registration, tending to intimidation, or to the obstruction of the work of registration, or of the revision of the registration, and to
protect and keep safe the registers or books for the registration of voters hereinafter referred to while in his custody and possession. He may compel the presence of witnesses before him, while sitting as Registrar, for all purposes connected with the perforinance of the duties of his office, by summons and attachment; and shall have power to administer oaths and affirmations. He inay, while sitting as such officer of registration, cominit for trial any person committing, at or around his place of registration, a breach of the peace, or any offense forbidden by this act. He shall have the power to issue any of said summons, attachments or commitinents, when sitting in any hundred or election district in this State (outside the city of Wilmington) to the Sheriff of said county or to any constable thereof. All such process shall be served by said officers in the same manner as if they were issued by a justice of the peace within such county.
The sheriff, or constable, in any county of this State, who Sheriff and shall serve any such process shall receive the same fees and fees of. in like manner as it is or may be by law provided that he shall receive fees in other State cases. But no Registrar Registrars to shall charge or receive any compensation for any service compensarendered in accordance with the provisions of this section in this addition to the compensation or salary provided for in Section 18 of this act. SECTION 5. That it shall be the duty of the Governor to Books of
Registration cause the following books to be prepared, at the expense of the State, for the use of the said Registrars, for the registration of names and facts required by this act, to wit:
First. Two books for each of said Registrars, to be known Entries, how by the general name of Registers, and to be so arranged as to admit of the convenient entry of the following particulars:
First—The name of the person applying to be registered, written in full (or his first Christian name, and also any other name by which he is generally known, written in full, with the initial or initials of any other name or names which he may have in addition thereto);
Fifth—The place of his residence, of street and number if any, and his post-office address;
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Sixth-The time of his residence in the State, county, and hundred or election district in which he shall apply to be registered;
Tenth- May become a qualified voter by payment of tax, or by being naturalized;
Such Registers shall be uniform in their general character, shall be ruled in parallel columns, in which, opposite to the name of every applicant shall be entered the words and and figures hereinafter provided for, and shall be of such size as to contain not less than 1500 names. The ruling and the heading in the above described Registers shall be substantially in the form following, to wit:
Nature of Registers.
Form of Registers.
“Voting Books of Qualified Voters."
Second. Two books for each of said Registrars to be known by the name of “Voting Books of Qualified Voters,'' for alphabetical lists of all persons whose names inay be entered on the Registers aforesaid as “qualified voters." Said books to be ruled in parallel columns and so arranged as to admit of the convenient entry, in alphabetical order, of the name of every person who may be entered on the Registers aforesaid as a "qualified voter,'' and in the parallel column opposite the name of such person the following particulars, to wit:
Third-His age, if to be between the age of twenty-one and twenty-two years on the day of the next general election.
And Third. Two books for each of said Registrars, to be : Voting
Books of known by the name of "Voting Books of Partially Qualified Partially Voters," or alphabetical lists of every person whose name Yoiers. may be entered on said Registers as one who “may become qualified by the payment of tax, or by being naturalized." Said last mentioned books to be ruled in parallel columns and so arranged as to admit of the convenient entry, in alphabetical order, of the name of every person who may be entered on the Registers aforesaid as one who “may become qualified by payment of tax, or by being naturalized," and in the parallel columns opposite the name of such person the following particulars:
SECTION 6. The Sheriff of each county shall, some time Duty of in the month of August in the year of holding the general liver alphaelection, deliver to the Registrar of each hundred or election beticaldi district of his county (outside of the city of Wilmington), the alphabetical list of the names of all the male citizens of the age of twenty-one years and upwards residing and assessed in his hundred or election district, which the said sheriffs are now required by Section 3, Chapter 18 of the Revised Code to deliver to the inspectors of elections, and shall at the same timne deliver to each of the said Registrars two of the books known as Registers, two of the books known as “Voting Books of Qualified Voters,” and two of the books known as “Voting Books of Partially Qualified Voters," herein before provided for; which said books, addressed to the Registrar of each hundred or election district of the county, the Governor shall cause to be delivered to Duty of the sheriffs in each of the counties of this State on or before Gover the first Tuesday in August in the year of holding the general election. And the said sheriffs, when delivering said list and Stamp for, books, shall also deliver to the Registrar of each hundred or trar." election district in his county (outside the city of Wilmington) a stamp of not less than one inch in diameter, so arranged that when applied to a tax receipt it will produce the word “registered," the name of the hundred or election district, and also the day, month and year in letters and figures, and also shall deliver ink of a suitable kind to be used with such sta inps. The said stamps shall be so arranged that the date inay be changed. And the said sheriff shall procure said stamps and ink at the expense of the county
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