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Registrar,

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ciates shall have and possess all the powers which said presiding officer would have and possess if present.

The said Board of Registration shall sit from eight o'clock Hours of A. M. until six o'clock P. M., with an intermission from Situng. twelve till one, on the three Saturdays immediately preceding Time. the Saturday next before the general election, at the place Place. where the following general election will be held, or at some convenient and suitable place in the town or village in which such election will be held.

The Registrar shall produce and have before said Board of Duty of Registration, at all its sittings, the alphabetical list delivered to him by the Sheriff, as provided in Section 6 of this act, and also the Registers and the voting books containing the alphabetical lists of "qualified voters and the voting books containing the alphabetical lists of “partially qualified voters," made by him as hereinbefore provided.

It shall be the duty of the said Board, at its sittings, to Duties of enter upon the said Registers the names of all persons apply- Registration ing to be registered who have omitted to make such application before the Registrar when sitting alone, and also the names of all persons who may have applied to the said Registrar, but whose names were not entered by him as required by this act.

It shall be the further duty of the said Board to correct on Further the Registers any mistakes which may have been made by auty the Registrar in any entry therein, either as to the name, or as to any other statement of fact; provided, however, that no Proviso. correction shall be made upon the Registers except upon the personal or written application of the person in relation to whom such correction is made, or after written notice to him. It shall also be the duty of said Board, upon the personal Duties of application of any person who shall have been entered on peals from the Registers by the Registrar as “a disqualified voter,” and Registrar. who may consider himself aggrieved thereby, to inquire into the matter, and if the said Board, after a hearing and examination, shall determine that such person has been improperly entered as a disqualified voter, the said Board shall enter his name anew in the Register, and shall also make opposite the name in the several columns the entries required to be made in other cases of applicants for registration adjudged qualified; and in the column headed “remarks," opposite his name when written anew, the said Board shall enter the words “adjudged qualified on revision by the Board,” or “may be

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come qualified by payment of tax," or “by being naturalized," or both, as the case may be, and the date when his

qualification was determined as aforesaid. Illegal regis. Upon the affidavit of a legal voter in an election district,

inade before any person authorized by the laws of this State to administer oaths, and presented to the Board of Registration, that in his opinion any person is illegally registered in such election district as a qualified voter, or as one who may become qualified by payment of tax, and setting forth the reasons therefor, it shall be the duty of the said Board to examine into the matter of the registration of such person, and if said Board deem it a proper case for a hearing, notice shall be given to such person, either in person or in writing, as is hereinafter provided, to appear before the Board at its next sitting to show cause why his name should not be stricken from the voting books of “qualified” or “partially qualified voters" (as the case inay be) of such election district. And, if upon examination and inquiry said Board shall be satisfied, at its sitting at which such person had notice to appear, that he is not a qualified voter, or one who may become qualified by payment of tax, or by being naturalized, or both, a heavy line shall be drawn in ink through his name as written in the column headed “qualified voter," and a line shall be drawn through his name as first entered, but in such manner that said name shall remain legible, and the causes of his disqualification shall be briefly stated in the column lieaded “disqualified," and in the column headed "remarks," opposite his said name, shall be written the words “adjudged disqualified on revision by the Board,'' and the date when his disqualification was ascertained as aforesaid.

It shall be the duty of said Board, at the time of entering Registration in the Registers the names of any persons not entered by the the powers Registrar at his sittings alone, to do and perform the same

" matters and things and to make the same entries in the Reg.

isters which the Registrar is required by Section 8 of this act to do and perform and make when any person applies to him to be registered. And it shall also be the duty of the said Board, when they shall enter in the Registers as a "qualified voter," or as one who “may becoine qualified by payment of tax, or by being naturalized” the name of any applicant to said Board for registration, immediately thereafter to enter, in the presence of such applicant if he remain in attendance, in its proper alphabetical place in the “Voting

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Books of Qualified Voters," or in the “Voting Books of Partially Qualified Voters,'' (as the case may be) 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 twentytwo years on the day of the next following election.

It shall also be the duty of said Board to enter in the proper Duties of voting books in its proper place any corrections which the making ensaid Board may have made in the Registers as to the name, residence or color of any person whose name may be in said voting books. Whenever the said Board shall enter in the Registers the name of any person as a “qualified voter,” or as one who “may become qualified by payment of tax, or by being naturalized,” who has been entered by the Registrar as a “disqualified voter," it shall be the duty of the said Board immediately to enter, in the presence of such voter if he shall remain in attendance, in its proper alphabetical place in the “Voting Books of Qualified Voters,” or “Voting Books of Partially Qualified Voters," (as the case may be) the name of such voter, and also his residence, and color, and his age, if he will be between the ages of twenty-one and twenty-two years on the day of the next following general election.

Whenever the said Board shall have adjudged any person Names to be disqualified as a voter, whose name had been upon the from list. Registers as a “qualified voter," or one who “may become qualified by payment of tax, or by being naturalized," and shall have made the necessary corrections on the Registers, as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of said Board immediately thereafter to strike his name from the alphabetical list where his name may appear in said voting book by drawing a heavy line in ink through his said name and all entries opposite his name. And the said Board may employ a clerk Clerk. or clerks.

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SECTION 11. If any person registered as a qualified Concerning voter, or one who inay become qualified by payment of tax of qualified in any hundred or election district in this State, shall, after vor he is so registered, remove from the county in which he is so registered to any other county in this State, he may apply in person to the Registrar or Board of Registration of the hundred or election district in which he is registered and have his name stricken froin the Registers and from the Voting Books in which his name shall appear, and may obtain from said Register or Board of Registration a certified copy of the

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entries in the Registers relating to him, together with a certificate that his name has been stricken from the Registers and Voting Books, as aforesaid; and it shall be lawful for him, after his name shall be so stricken from said Registers and Voting Books, to cause himself to be registered in the hundred or election district of the county to which he may have removed upon producing the aforesaid certificate and copy of entries in said Registers, provided that by the next following general election he will have acquired in the

county to which he has removed the residence required by Name to be the Constitution. And the Registrar or Board of Registrafrom Regis- tion to whom such person may apply to have his name okot. stricken from the Registers and Voting Books shall draw a

line in ink through his name and all the entries opposite to his name in said Registers and Voting Books, and in the column in the Registers headed “remarks" shall enter "removed from this county into

- county," and shall prepare and deliver to him the certified copy of entries

and the certificate aforesaid. Stamping of SECTION 12. The said. Registrars when sitting alone, or

any member of the said Board of Registration, when sitting for the purpose of registration as aforesaid, may require any person applying to be registered as a qualified voter to produce his tax receipt, and if such person be registered as a qualified voter, the said receipt shall be immediately stamped with the word “registered," the name of the hundred or election district, and also the day, month and year of registering, in letters and figures, by means of

the stamps provided for in Section sixth of this act. Quorum of SECTION 13. At every sitting of said Board two shall Registration constitute a quorum, and the acts of a majority of said

Board shall be as valid as the acts of all of them. Their Proceedings proceedings shall be public and open to free inspection with

out any obstruction, but they may exclude or eject from the

room any person behaving in a disorderly manner. Oaths of As. Each of said Associate Registrars, before entering upon

the duties of his office, shall take and subscribe the oath prescribed in Section two of this act for the Registrar, except that the words “Associate Registrar” shall be substituted for the word “Registrar." Which oath may be administered to the Associate Registrars by the Registrar, or by any Justice of the Peace or Notary Public in the county where such Associate Registrar inay reside.

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In all cases where written notice is required by this act to Notice, be given to any person, such notice shall be deemed sufficient cient. if addressed to the person to be notified at the post-office named by him at the time of his application for registration and deposited in the mail not later than the Wednesday next preceding the sitting of the Board at which he may be notified to appear.

SECTION 14. In order to fix and ascertain the persons Selection of who are to be the associate officers of registration, it shall be afficrester the duty of the inspector of each hundred or election district registration in this State (outside the city of Wilmington), and also of the person who at the election for inspector next previous received the next highest number of votes for said office, on some day in the month of September next preceding the general election, to choose respectively the two judges of the said election, as is required to be chosen by them respectively by Section 11 of Chapter 18 of the Revised Code; and shall respectively, during the said month of September, notify the Notice of said persons of their appointment in writing, and shall also, seleci in the said month of September, give notice, in writing, to the Registrar of the hundred or election district of the persons so chosen.

If either the said inspector, or the person who at the elec- Vacancies tion for inspector next previous received the next highest Associate

a for the Registrars. number of votes for said office be dead or removed from the county, or shall fail or neglect, from any cause whatsoever, to choose a judge of election in the said month of September, as hereinbefore required of them, or shall fail or neglect to give the notices hereinbefore required to be given by them to the persons so chosen by them respectively to the Registrar, or if either of the persons designated in Section 10 of this act as those who shall be associated with the Registrar as associate officers of registration shall fail or neglect to take the oath required of them by Section 11 of this act, or from any cause whatsoever shall fail to appear and act at any of the sittings of the said Board of Registration, then and in that event it shall be the duty of the said Registrar immediately to appoint another person to act as Associate Reg. istrar, who shall be of the same political party as the person in whose place he is appointed shall be or would have been.

The person or persons appointed by the Registrar, as Oath, aforesaid, shall take and subscribe the oath hereinbefore pre- duties of Asscribed for the Associate Registrars, shall possess and have istrarse

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