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to mark books.

Registrars.

sitting.

Times of sitting

in which he may be sheriff, to be paid for as hereinafter

provided. Registrars SECTION 7. Each of the said Registrars, immediately

upon receiving said Registers and “Voting Books of Qualified Voters” and “Voting Books of Partially Qualified Voters,” shall endorse upon the back and write at the head of each Register and “Voting Book of Qualified Voters" and “Voting Book of Partially Qualified Voters," delivered to him as aforesaid, the name of the county and the name of the hundred or election district of such county of which he is Registrar, and of which such books shall respectively be the

Registers and voting books as aforesaid. Sittings of Said Registrars shall sit alone for the purpose of ascertain

ing and registering the persons who are or may become qualified to enjoy the right of an elector at the next general election, at such public and suitable places in their respective hundreds or election districts as will, in their

judginent, be inost convenient for the voters of their several Hours of hundreds or election district, froin eight o'clock A. M. until

six o'clock P. M., with an intermission from twelve till one o'clock, on four successive Saturdays, beginning with the first Saturday in the September next preceding the general election. Each of said Registrars, at least ten days prior to his first sitting, as aforesaid, shall give public notice, by advertisement, posted in ten or more of the most public places in his hundred or election district, of the places where he will sit alone for the registration of voters as afore

said, and the day or days when he will sit at each of said Proceedings places. His proceedings shall be public and open to free in

spection without any obstruction, but he may exclude or eject froin the room any person behaving in a disorderly manner,

and he may employ a clerk or clerks. Duty of Reg: SECTION 8. It shall be the duty of the said Registrars,

when sitting at the times herein before specified for the purpose of ascertaining and registering the persons who are or inay become qualified to enjoy the right of an elector at the next general election, to do and perform the several matters

and things following, to wit: What facts First. Each of thein severally shall record in his Registo record.

ters in the column headed “name' the name of every male person who shall personally appear before him and apply to be registered (writing his surname and first Christian name in full, and also any other name by which he is generally

Notice.

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known, with the initial or initials of any other name or names which he inay have in addition thereto, the surname being written first). And the names of said applicants for registration shall be numbered consecutively in the order of their application, the number being entered on the Register in figures immediately before each name.

Second. In the column headed “color” he shall enter his color; and after making proper inquiries and examination he shall enter

Third. In the column leaded "age” the age of the applicant.

Fourth. In the column headed “nativity" he shall enter the state, territory or country in which the applicant states he was born.

Fifth. In the coluinn headed “residence!' he shall enter his place of residence and post-office address.

Sixth. In the proper subdivision of the coluinn headed "term of residence," how long he has resided in the State, how long in the county, and how long in the hundred or election district in which he applies to be registered.

Seventh. In the column headed "naturalized” the words "yes" or “no,'' or “native," as the fact shall appear.

Eighth. In the column headed “qualified voter," if the Registrar shall be satisfied, upon examination or otherwise, that the applicant for registration is at that time a qualified voter, or by arriving at the age of twenty-one years, or by acquiring the residence required by the Constitution in this State and county by the next following general election will become a qualified voter at said election in the hundred or election district in which he applies to be registered, he shall write his name in full as written in the first column.

Ninth. In the column headed “date of payment of tax" he shall enter the day, month and year on which he has paid a county tax within two years next before the next following general election.

Tenth. In the column headed "may become qualified by Conditional payment of tax, or by being naturalized,” if the Registrar shall be satisfied, upon examination or otherwise, that the applicant for registration possesses all the constitutional qualifications of an elector, except that of the payment of a county tax as prescribed by the Constitution, he shall write

qualifica. 1ons.

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his name in full, as written in the first column, and a line shall be heavily drawn in ink opposite his said name in the column headed “qualified voters.

And if the applicant shall not at the time he applies to be registered have paid the county tax prescribed by the Constitution as one of the qualifications of an elector, and shall not have then resided within the State or county in which he applies to be registered the time required by the Constitution as one of the qualifications of an elector, but will have acquired such residence by the day of the next general election, the said Registrar shall write his name in full in the column headed "may become qualified by payment of tax, or by being naturalized,” and a line shall be heavily drawn in ink opposite to his said name in the column headed “qualified voters."

And if the applicant, not being a native born citizen of the United States, shall not at the time he applies to be registered have been naturalized, but will be entitled to be naturalized by the day of the next general election, and possesses all the other qualifications of an elector, the Registrar shall write his name in full in the column headed "may become qualified by payment of tax, or by being naturalized,” and a line shall be heavily drawn in ink opposite to his said name in the column headed “qualified voters."

And if the applicant, not being a native born citizen of the United States, shall not at the time he applies to be registered have been naturalized and shall not at that time have paid the county tax prescribed by the Constitution as one of the qualifications of an elector, but will be entitled to be naturalized by the day of the next general election, and possesses all the other qualifications of an elector, or will possess them by the day of the next general election, the said Registrar shall write his naine in full in the column headed "may become qualified by payment of tax, or by being naturalized," and a line shall be heavily drawn in ink opposite his said name in the column headed “qualified voters.''

Eleventh. In the column headed “disqualified," if the Registrar is satisfied, upon examination or otherwise, that the applicant for registration is disqualified as an elector in the election district in which he shall apply to be registered, a line shall be heavily drawn in ink opposite his said name in the column headed “qualified voter, and the cause of

Disqualifi. cation.

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his disqualification shall be briefly stated in the column headed "disqualified” opposite his name as first recorded, and a line shall be drawn across his name as first entered, but in such manner that said name shall remain legible.

Twelfth. In the column headed date of application” he shall enter the day of the month and year on which application for registration is made.

Thirteenth. In the column headed “remarks" he may enter such facts or stateinents as he niay deem pertinent to the qualification or disqualification of the applicant as an · elector.

In making the entries hereinbefore specified, the Registrar How entries shall in every case make such entries in the columns above made. specified opposite the name of the applicant to whom such entries are intended to apply.

If any Registrar should be in doubt, after the primary Postpone. examination of the applicant for registration, and upon such istration, evidence as may be iinmediately obtainable whether such applicant is a qualified elector, he may postpone his determination of the matter to his next sitting, or to a later sitting, at the request of the applicant; but such postponement shall not be in any case to a day later than the last day when the said Registrar sits alone for the purpose of registration as aforesaid.

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SECTION 9. When any Registrar, at any of the sittings Entry of reghereinbefore provided, shall enter in his Register the name of any applicant for registration as a qualified voter, he shall immediately thereafter enter, in the presence of such applicant if he remains in attendance, in its proper alphabetical place in the “Voting Book of Qualified Voters,” hereinbefore provided for, the name of such applicant, and also his residence, and color, and his age, if he will be between the ages of twenty-one and twenty-two on the day of the next following general election. And when he shall enter in his Register the name of any applicant for registration as one who “may become qualified by payınent of tax," as hereinbefore provided for, he shall immediately thereafter enter, in the presence of such applicant if he remains in attendance, in the proper alphabetical place in the Voting Book of Partially Qualified Voters,'' hereinbefore provided for, the name of such applicant, and also his residence and color.

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And the Registrar shall also give to each person who is registered either as a qualified voter or one who may become qualified, and who may request it, a certificate to the following effect:

- Hundred (or — Election District in — — Registration Hundred), — - county, State of Delaware.

Dated, - day of - -- , 18—
I do hereby certify that — — has this day been regis-
tered as a qualified voter (or one who inay become qualified)
. in the hundred (or election district) above mentioned, and
that his number on the Registers is number —

Signed
Registrar for

Election District in - - Hundred).” Printed Each of said Registrars shall, within one week after his registration; last sitting in September, as aforesaid, cause to be printed and where to not less than fifty copies of the alphabetical list of qualified be posted.

voters as contained in the “Voting Book of Qualified Voters,” together with the entries opposite the names in said books; and not less than fifty copies of the alphabetical list of those who “may become qualified by payment of tax, or by being naturalized,'' as contained in the "Voting Books of Partially Qualified Voters,” together with the entries opposite the names in said books; and shall, within the said week, cause one of said printed copies of each of said lists to be posted in at least ten of the most public places in his hundred or election district, and shall use the remaining copies in such manner as in his judgment will be most likely to secure publicity and general inspection.

SECTION 10. In addition to the Registrars hereinbefore provided for, there shall be in each hundred or election district a “Board of Registration," which board shall be composed of the Registrar for the hundred or election district, that one of the two persons who shall be chosen in the manner hereinafter provided to serve as judges of election in said district at the next following general election who shall

not be of the same political party as the Registrar, and the Associate inspector of said hundred or election district. The two perRegistrars. sons associated with the Registrar shall be known as Presiding Associate Registrars. The said Registrar shall be the presid

ing officer of the Board, and as such presiding officer he shall have and possess all the powers conferred upon him by Section 4 of this act, and in his absence either of said asso

Board of
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