1874/75 private laws – Ch. 80 Sec. 4

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CHAPTER LXXx. AN ACT CONCERNING THE CITY OF RALEIGH.

Said registrars shall be furnished by said county commissioners with registration books, and it shall be the duty of said registrars appointed for the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, and thereafter, to open their books at such places in the city of Raleigh as may be designated by the said commissioners, on or before the last Monday in March in such year and to register therein the names of all persons applying for registration, and entitled to register and vote in that ward, for which snch registrar has been appointed ; keeping the names of the white voters separate and apart from those of colored voters and designating on the registration books opposite the name of each person registering, the place of his residence in his ward ; and if any applicant for registration shall-not disclose the place of his residence in his ward, his willful failure soto do shall be prima facie evidence that he is not entitled to register in such ward. Any person offering to register may be required to take and subscribe an oath that he is a citizen of North Carolina and has resided in the city of Raleigh ninety days, and in the ward for which he offers to register thirty days next preceding that date, or is otherwise entitled to register, and that his place of residence is at , in such ward; and if any person shall willfully swear falsely in such affidavit he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction shall be sentenced to pay a fine of one hundred dollars and to be imprisoned sixty days in the county jail: Provided, That after the first registration shall have been made by virtue hereof, a new registration shall not be annually had, but a revision of the registration book shall be made ten days prior to each succeeding election to be held for eaid city agreeably to the provisions of section eight, chapter fifty-two, Battles Revisal.

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