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The cost of the books provided for in Section 5 of this act shall be paid by the State Treasurer on warrants drawn on him by the Governor.

SECTION 20. If any Registrar, Alternate Registrar, or Registration Associate Registrar, shall fraudulently enter, or fraudulently ing fraudupermit to be entered, in any Register, or in any list of bent entries: "qualified voters," or in any list of those who “may become perform qualified by payment of tax, or by being naturalized,” the this act. name of any person as a qualified voter, or one who "may become qualified by payment of tax, or by being naturalized," who is not entitled to be entered therein as a “qualified voter,” or as one who “inay become qualified by payment of tax, or by being naturalized," or both, or if any other person not authorized by the proper officer of registration shall enter in any Register, or in any “Voting Book of Qualified Voters,'' or in any “Voting Book of Partially Qualified Voters,” the name of any person as a "qualified voter," or as one who “may become qualified by the payment of tax, or by being naturalized,” or both; or if any Registrar, Alternate Registrar, or Associate Registrar, shall fraudulently refuse or omit to register, or shall fraudulently misspell in any Register, or in any “Voting Book of Qualified Voters,'' or in any “Voting Book of Partially Qualified Voters,'' in his charge, the name of any person entitled under the provisions of this act to have his name entered in such Register or “Voting Book of Qualified Voters” or “Voting Book of Partially Qualified Voters;" or if any Registrar, Alternate Registrar, or Associate Registrar, shall fraudulently strike from any Register or from either of said voting books in his charge the name of any person entered therein; or if any other person not authorized by the proper officer of registration shall strike from any Register or from any voting book the name of any person entered thereon; or if any Registrar, Alternate Registrar, or Associate Registrar, shall make any entry or entries in the said Registers, or said “Voting Books of Qualified Voters” or “Voting Books of Partially Qualified Voters," except at the times and in the manner hereinbefore provided; or if any Registrar, Alternate Registrar, or Associate Registrar, shall do anything which is by this act forbidden to be by him done, or shali omit to do anything which is by this act required to be by him done, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof by indictment, Penalty. shall be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars, or be im

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prisoned not exceeding three years, or may be both fined and imprisoned at the discretion of the Court.

teo this State shgistered in aned; or if any knowing that he

Disqualified SECTION 21. If any person shall cause or attempt to voters causing or at cause himself to be registered in the name of any other pertempting to cause them. son, living or dead, or under any fictitious name, or shall selves to be

cause or attempt to cause himself to be registered in any registered.

hundred or election district in this State, knowing that he has not the right to be registered; or if any person, knowing himself to be registered in any hundred or election district in this State shall cause or attempt to cause himself to be registered in any other hundred or election district in this State without having first caused his name to be stricken from the Registers and votimg books in which he may have been previously entered; or if any person, knowing himself to be disqualified as a voter at the next following general election, shall cause or attempt to cause himself to be entered on the Registers in any hundred or election district in this State as a “qualified voter" therein, or as one who "may become qualified by payment of tax, or by being naturalized,” knowing that he is not at that time a qualified voter

and will not become so by the next following general elecIntimidation tion; or if any.person shall by force, threat, menace, intimi

dation, or other unlawful means, prevent or hinder any person having a lawful right to have his name entered on the Registers in any hundred or election district in this State, from duly exercising such right, or shall coinpel or attempt to compel, by any such means, any Registrar, Alternate Registrar, or Associate Registrar, to enter on his Registers the name of any person not legally entitled to be entered therein, or shall unlawfully interfere with any Registrar, Alternate Registrar, or Associate Registrar, in the discharge of his duties under this act; or if any person

shall make any assault or commit any assault and battery, or riots, etc.

incite or create any riot or any breach of the peace at or near to any place of registration in this State, during the sitting of any Registrar, Alternate Registrar, or Board of Registration, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and

upon conviction thereof by indictment shall be fined not Penalty.

exceeding five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding three years, or may be both fined and imprisoned at the discretion of the Court.

threats, etc

Assaults,

SECTION 22. If any Clerk of the Peace, Sheriff, Registrar, Alternate Registrar, Associate Registrar, inspector, or

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mutilation,

alteration of Registers or

judge of election, shall loose any Register or Voting Book Destruction, which may be in his charge or custody, or if any of such erasure or officers or any other person shall willfully destroy, mutilate, Register deface, falsify, or fraudulently remove or secrete any Regis- Yoting ter, or Voting Book, or shall knowingly make any false entry in, or false copy of any Register or part or any Register, or shall fraudulently make any entry, erasure or alteration in any alphabetical list of qualified voters, as contained in any “Voting Book of Qualified Voters," or in any alphabetical list of those who “may become qualified by payment of tax, or by being naturalized," contained in any "Voting Book of Partially Qualified Voters," he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof by indictment shall be fined not exceeding five hun- Penalty. dred dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding three years, or may be both fined and imprisoned at the discretion of the Court.

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voters.

betical list of th voters," or "anted copy of the sitting of the repletion

SECTION 23. If any person shall inutilate, deface, pull Mutilation, down or destroy, at any time before the last sitting of the or pulling Board of Registration, any printed copy of the “alphabetical devica alph list of qualified voters,” or any printed copy of the alpha- qualified betical list of those who “may become qualified by payinent of tax, or by being naturalized,” when the said lists are posted and hung up as provided in Section 9 of this act, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof. by indictment shall be fined not exceeding one Penalty. hundred dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding one year, or may be both fined and imprisoned at the discretion of the Court.

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SECTION 24. In any case of a special election held in Special this State, it shall be the duty of the several Boards of election Registration, hereinbefore provided for, to sit on the two Saturdays immediately preceding the Saturday next before Time of the day of such special election, from eight o'clock A. M.,' until six o'clock, P. M., with an intermission from twelve till one, at the place where the following special election will be held, or at some convenient and suitable place in Place. the town or village in which such election will be held; and at such sittings to add to the Registers or Voting Books aforesaid of their respective hundreds or election districts the names of all persons applying to them who may have become qualified to vote since the day of the last gen

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eral election, or who may become qualified to vote by the day of such special election.

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And it shall be the duty of such Boards of Registration, Registration in adding any new name, to make the same entries in the

Registers and Voting Books aforesaid as they are hereinbefore required to make when sitting as a Board of Registration before any general election. And said Boards of Registration shall have the same powers and do and perform the same matters and things as when sitting as a Board of Reg. istration before any general election. And any vacancy or vacancies in any of said Boards of Registration shall be filled as hereinbefore provided.

Vacancy.

Registers, etc.

Board of The said Boards of Registration, within one week before to procure their first sitting as provided for in this section, shall pro

cure from the Clerks of the Peace of their respective counties the two Registers and the two “Voting Books of Qualified Voters" and the two “Voting Books of Partially Qualified Voters," which shall have been delivered to the Clerks of the Peace as hereinbefore provided.

Duty of Clerks of the Peace.

Duty of. It shall be, the duty of the Clerks of the Peace in the

he several counties to deliver said books to the said Boards of

Registration when the same shall be applied for as aforesaid.

books.

Delivery of In delivering one of the Registers and one of the “Voting

Books of Qualified Voters" and one of the “Voting Books of Partially Qualified Voters" to the Sheriff, to be by him delivered to the inspectors as hereinbefore provided, it shall be the duty of said Boards of Registration to deliver the Register and the “Voting Book of Qualified Voters'' and the “Voting Book of Partially Qualified Voters" which were not used at the previous general election. And the other of said Registers, and the other of said “Voting Books of Qualified Voters,'' and the other of said “Voting Books of Partially Qualified Voters," shall be delivered by the several Registrars to the Clerks of the Peace of their respective counties within one week after such special election.

Special elections.

At every special election the same provisions of law in this act contained as to voting and challenging and entering the word “voted” after the names of those who inay vote, shall apply, as at a general election.

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SECTION 25. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with Inconsistent or superseded by the provisions of this act are hereby repealed. And this act shall not apply to the City of Wil- Not applicamington.

SECTION 26. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of Secretary of State to cause to be printed and prepared in pamphlet print in form five hundred copies of this act; and when the Regis- pamphlet trars provided for in this act shall have been appointed by copies; to the Governor, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to send to each Registrar three of said pamphlets, one for his own use and the other two for the use of his Associate Registrars. And the Secretary of State shall also send one pamphlet to each Alternate Registrar appointed by the Gorernor.

The cost of printing and preparing the pamphlet copies of Printing; this act shall be paid in the same manner as is now provided how by law for the payment of the printing of the laws passed at each session of the Legislature.

Passed at Dover, May 13, 1891.

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