1900 public laws – Ch.1 Sec.11

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CHAPTER 1. An act supplementary to an act entitled An Act to Regulate Elec- tions, Ratified March 6th, 1899the same being chapter five hundred and seven of the Public Laws of 1899. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact: That chapter 507, of Public Laws of 1899, entitled An Act to Regulate Elections, ratified March 6, 1899, be amended to read as follows:

That before the next general election on the first Thursday in August, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred, provided for in this Act, there shall be an entirely new registration of all persons who shall be entitled to register, in every voting precinct in the State, and only such persons as are registered shall be entitled to vote in any election held under this act. That in all cases the applicant for registration shall be sworn by the registrar, before being registered, and shall state and answer his name, age, place of birth; place of residence; stating ward, if he resides in an incorporated town or city; number of his house, if numbered, and if not numbered, then a designation of its locality by streets; and if not the owner, then the name of the owner or renter. If not a resident of an incorporated town or city, he shall then state his place of residence in the election precinct; and if he is not the owner of the house in which he lives, then he shall state the name of the person who does own the same; or upon whose land he lives; the time of his residence in said county, ward or election precinct; and, if not known to the registrars to be qualified to register, his avocation, place of business, where and by whom employed, if employed; if a new comer, from whence he came, and his post-office address before removal; whether he has been disqualified as a voter by judgment or decree of any court; if so, by what court reinstated; and any other questions which may be material upon the question of the identity and qualification of the said applicant to be admitted to registration. The registrar, if in doubt as to the right of the applicant to register, may require other evidence satisfactory to him as to the qualification of the applicant. And thereupon if the applicant shall be found to be duly qualified and entitled to be registered as an elector, the registrar shall register the applicant, giving his race opposite his name, and shall record his name, age, residence, place of birth, and the township, county or State from whence he has removed, in the event of a removal, in the appropriate column of the registration books, and the reg: istration books containing the said record shall be evidence against the applicant in any court of law in a proceeding for false or fraudulent registration: Provided, that nothing herein contained shall prevent any elector, or judge of election, on the day of election and when the elector presents himself to vote, from challenging the right of the elector to vote. If an elector has been previously admitted to registration in any ward, pre cinct or township in the county in which he resides, he shall not be entitled to register again in another ward, precinct or township in the same county, until he produces a certificate of the registrar in the former township, ward or precinct that his name has been erased from the registration books of the ward, precinct or township from which he has removed, and the identity of any person claiming the right to be registered in any precinct of the same county by virtue of said certificate, with the person named therein, shall be proven to the registrar if not known to him. Every person qualified as an elector shall take the following oath: T do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Conslitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of North Carolina, not inconsistent therewith; that I have been a resident of the State of North Carolina for twelve months and of the county Of ……. 0.05. for ninety days; that I am twentyone years of age; that I have not registered for this election in anv other ward, precinct or township; that I am the identical person I represent myself to be, and that I am a bona fide resiMOU TPOL tert iee ose ea precinct. So help me God. And thereupon the said person, if qualified, shall be entitled to register.

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