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“14th. Your chain must be often inspected, and preserved entire.

“15th. In plotting, great attention and nicety is required to ensure accuracy. Your work must always close neatly. It must never be forced, but carefully revised and corrected. Sometimes, indeed, where great attention is not paid in the first instance, it will be necessary to return to the field, where errors most frequently originate.

“16th. Sobriety and steadiness must be observed, as well in respect to your men as to yourself, else there can be no reliance upon your work.

“17th. In all surveys made by you, by order of Court, the plat you return must be laid down by a scale of ten cbains to an inch, and to designate, by dotted lines, each separate tract, if more than one grant.

“18th. No plat will be entered in the office for record without at least one station on every line."

Scale of į lat.

One station to each line.

Fees of Secrc

1784. IV. 592, 8

153, 159. Miller's

114, 118, 119.

Fees for Surveying and Granting Lands.

Sec. 23. For services in surveying and granting vacant lands, the tary of State following fees shall be allowed : 11: 1791, v, 133, Secretary of State.-For every search, fourteen cents; for copying Compilation, plat and certificate, one dollar and seven cents; for receiving, re

cording a plat, and sending the same to the Governor, to be passed into a grant, two dollars and fourteen cents; for a certificate, in all other cases, thirty-two cents; for making out a grant of lands, and recording and fixing the seal of the State, two dollars and fourteen cents; for a deputation and instructions to a deputy surveyor, one

dollar and seven cents. Deputy Sur.

Deputy Surveyors.—For surveying every acre of land, one cent:

for making out a fair plat, certifying, signing, and returning the I Ball., 592; 1

same, two dollars and fourteen cents; for running old lines for any person, or between parties where any dispute arises, or by order of Court, while they are on survey, per day, three dollars.

Commissioners of Locations.-For recording applications, making

ers entries, and granting warrants under hand and seal, seventy-five 1835, XI, 15, § 1. cents; for recording plat, and sending to Secretary of State's office,

one dollar and seventy-five cents; for each copy plat and certificate, one dollar and twenty-five cents.


Hill, 399.

Commissioners of Locations.




VII. Of Qualifications of Electors.
VIII. Of the Manner of Conducting Elections and Re-

turning Votes.
IX. Of the Election of Representatives in Congress, and

Electors of President and Vice President.
X. Of the Election of County Officers.
XI. Of Municipal Elections.

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of Eiretors.

SECTION 1. Every male citizen of the United States, of the age Qualifications of twenty-one years and upwards, not laboring under the disabili- of

1870, XIV, 393, ties named in the Constitution, without distinction of race or color, ş 2; Constitu

tion, Art. 8, § 2. or former condition, who shall have been a resident of the State for one year, and in the County in which he offers to vote for sixty days next preceding any general election, shall be entitled to vote: Provided, That no person, while kept in any alms house or asylum, or of unsound mind, or confined in any public prison, shall be allowed to vote.

Sec. 2. The polls shall be open at such voting places as shall Election, how be designated at six o'clock in the forenoon, and close at six to

Ib., 26. o'clock in the afternoon of the day of election, and shall be kept open during these hours without intermission or adjornment, and the Managers shall administer to each person offering to vote an oath that he is qualified to vote at this election, according to the Constitution of this State, and that he has not voted during this election.

to be conducted.

for illegal voting

at elections.

Punishment Sec. 3. That every person who shall vote at any general election, and fraud, &c, who is not entitled to vote, and every person who shall, by force,

intimidation, deception, fraud, bribery or undue influence, obtain, Ib., 391, § 10.

procure, or control the vote of any elector, to be cast for any candidate or measure, other than as intended or desired by such elector, shall be punished by a fine of not less than ove hundred, nor more than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not less than three months, nor more than twelve months, or both, within the discretion of the Court.





SEC. 1. General election held on the third 17. Duplicate statements to be made Wednesday in October every sic

and filed with Clerk of (ounty. ond year.

18. Separate statements of votes given

for each person voted for. Commissioners and Managers of

19. Three sep rate statements, besides Election.

those fur County Clerk and Secre

tary of State, prepared. 2. Three Commissioners of Election 20. Returns to be deposited in Post to be a pointed for each county.

Oflice, post-paid and directed. Three Managers of Elections to be aprointed for each precinct.

the Formation and Proceedings of 3. Clerk to be appointed by Manag

the Board of State Oanvassers. ers 4. ('ommissioners and Managers to 21. Meeting of State Canvassers on or organize by appointing Chair

before the tenth of November man.

22. Who constitute State (anvassers, 5. Polls to be kept open from 60'clock 3. When President of the Senate shall in the morning till 6 o'clock in

act as one of the State Canvass. the evening; oath to voters.

ers. 6. Representatives in Congress to be 24. State Canvassers to proceed to chosen.

make statement of votes given 7. Peace officers to be present at the

for each candidate voted for. poils to preserve order

25. Certificate delivered to Secretary 8. Bar rooms and places for sale of

of State. liquors to be closed on days of 26. To declare what persons elected, election-sale of liquors prohib

and decide contested cases which ited.

are not otherwise prov.ded for in 9. Voting to be by written or printed

Constitution. ballots, folded so as to conceal con 1 27. Power of Board to adjourn. tents.

28 ow election of Governor may be 10. To be one general ticket.

contested. 11, One box for pach Election Precinct 29. Secretary of State to record result to be provided - how made. Per

of canvass. son voting must deposit his own :0. To furnish copy of each determi. ballot.

nation to person declared elected 12. Cerk to keep poll list.

and to Governor 13. Poll list and box containing bal. 31. To print statements in public lots to be delivered to ( onmis

newspapers. sioners of Election at close of 32. To seud certificates to House of election

Representatives of United States, 14. Commis ioners to form (ounty 33. Secretary of State to keep rec rd Board of Canvassers.

of county officers, 15. Commissioners to meet at County 34. Punishment of officers guilty of seat on Tuesday followig elec.

neglect or corrupt conduct. tion; appoint Secretary. All to

Commissioners of Elections to requality.

ceive three dollars per div, and 16. Votes to be counted and state

ten cents per mile for travel; ment made within ten days. All

Managers two dollars: Clerks n pers relating to elections to be

same. forwarded to state Canvassers.

held on


SECTION 1. That the general elections in this State shall be held, General election pursuant to the Constitution thereof, on the third Wednesday in Wenesday" October, eighteen hundred and seventy, and forever thereafter on second year. the same day in every second year, and shall be regulated and con- 21.

1870, XIV, 393, ducted according to the rules, principles and provisions herein prescribed.

Commissioners and Managers of Election.

sioners of Elec

pointed for each

of Election to be

each precinct.



SEC. 2. That, for the purpose of carrying on such election, it shall Three Commisbe the duty of the Governor, and he is hereby authorized and em- tion to be apa powered, at least sixty days prior to any such election, to appoint, County. in and for each County, three Commissioners of Election, whose Three Managers duty it shall be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered, to appointed for appoint three Managers of Election for each election precinct of Ib, 2 3. the County for which they shall, respectively, be appointed. The said Commissioners of Election and said Managers of Election shall take and subscribe, before any officer authorized to administer oaths, the oath of office prescribed by Section 30 of Article II of the Constitution, and the same shall be immediately filed, in each instance, in the office of the Clerk of the County in which said Commissioners and Managers shall be appointed ; and, if there be no such Clerk, duly qualified by law, then in the office of the Secretary of State.

Sec. 3. That the Managers are hereby authorized to appoint a Clerk to be Clerk to assist them in whatever duties may be required of them, Managers. who shall take the oath of office prescribed by Section 30 of Article II of the Constitution before the Chairman of the Board of Managers.

Sec. 4. That the Commissioners aforesaid, and the Managers Commissioners aforesaid, at their first meetings, respectively, shall proceed to organ- and Managers to ize themselves as a Board, by appointing one of their number Chair- pointing Chairman of the Board; and such Chairman, in each instance, shall be Ib., 2 5. empowered to administer the necessary oaths.

Sec. 5. The polls shall be open at such voting places as shall be polls to be kept designated at six o'clock in the forenoon, and close at six o'clock in open from six the afternoon of the day of election, and shall be kept open during morning till six these hours, without intermission or adjournment; and the Managers eve in shall administer to each person offering to vote an oath that he is Ib., § 6. qualified to vote at this election, according to the Constitution of this State, and that he has not voted during this election.

Sec. 6. Representatives in the House of Representatives of the Representatives Congress of the United States shall be chosen at such election, in hoc the several Congressional Districts, by the qualified electors therein. Ib., § 7.



organize by al



in the




Oath to voters. to be present at the polls to preserve order.

in Congress to be chosen.

Bar-rooms and places for sale of

closed on days of

liquors probib. ited.




Peace officers Sec. 7. The State Constables, and other peace officers of each the polls to pre- County, are required to be present during the whole time that the Ib., 291, , 8. polls are kept open, and until the election is completed ; and they

shall prevent all interference with the Managers, and see that there is no interruption of good order. If there should be more than one polling place in any County, the State Constable of such County is empowered and directed to make such assignment of his Deputies, and other peace officers, to such polling places as may, in his judgment, best subserve the purposes of quiet and

order. Bar-rooms and Sec. 8. All bar-rooms, saloons, and other places for the sale of liquor to be liquors by retail, shall be closed at six o'clock of the evening preelection-sale of ceding the day of such election, and remain closed until six o'clock

ibe in the morning of the day thereafter, and during the time aforesaid Ib., § 9.

the sale of all intoxicating liquors is prohibited. Any person duly convicted before a competent Court of a violation of this Section shall be punished by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars, or by inprisonment not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and im

prisonment, in the discretion of the Court. Voting to be Sec. 9. The voting shall be by ballot, which shall contain, writprinted ballots, ten or printed, or partly written and partly printed, the names of cenceal ontents. the persons voted for, and the offices to which such persons are inIb., 11.

tended to be chosen, and shall be so folded as to conceal the contents; and such ballot shall be deposited in a box to be constructed,

kept and disposed of as hereinafter provided. To be one SEC. 10. There shall be one general ticket, on which shall be the

-:- names of the persons voted for as Representatives in Congress, and

State, Circuit and County officers. One box for Sec. 11. The Commissioners of Election shall provide one box

e for each election precinct. An opening shall be made in the lid of how the box, not larger than shall be sufficient for a single ballot to be ng inserted therein at one time, through which each ballot received,

- proper to be placed in such box, shall be inserted by the person Ib., 213.

voting, and by no other; each box shall be provided with a sufficient lock, and shall be locked before the opening of the poll, and the keys retained by the Commissioners, and shall not be opened during the election. Such boxes shall be labelled as follows: "Congress,” “State,” “Circuit” and “County Officers.”

SEC. 12. Each Clerk of the poll shall keep a poll list, which __. shall contain one column, headed “Names of Voters;" and the Ib., 2 14.

name of each elector voting shall be entered by the Clerk in such column.

folded so as to

general ticket.

Ib., 12.

each election precinct to be

provide i-how made.

Person vot ng must deposit his own hallot.

Clerk to keep poll list.

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