1876/77 public laws – Ch. 139 Sec. 4

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Said registrar shall be furnished by said county commissioners with registration books at the expense of the town; and it shall be the duty of said registrar to open his books at the court-house in said town at least ten -10 days before the day of election, herein provided for, and to register therein the names of all persons applying for registration and entitled to register and vote. It shall be the duty of the registrar to keep the names of the white voters separate and apart from those of colored voters ; and he shall designate on the registration books, opposite the name of each person registering, the ward in which he resides, and his place of residence in such ward ; and if any applicant for registration shall not disclose his place of residence in his ward, his wilful failure so to do, shall be prima facie evidence that he is not entitled to register in such ward. Sec. & The board of commissioners of Wayne county, at or before their meeting in April, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven, and annually thereafter, shall appoint four judges or inspectors of election for said town, who, with the registrar, shall open the polls and superintend the same on the day of election herein specified, and the polls shall be opened at the court-house in said town. The registrar and judges of election, whose appointments are herein provided for, shall have authority to administer oaths, and shall have all the powers of such officers appointed under the title of (General Assembly) of Battles Revisal.

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