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CHAPTER 38 An act to repeal the general laws of the State in regard to towns and cities so far as the town of Kinston, in the county of Lenoir, is concerned, inconsistent with this act; to repeal all special laws and charters in relation thereto, and to re-charter the said town. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That said registrar shall be furnished by said county commissioners with registration books at the expense of the said town, and it shall be.the duty of the said registrar to open his books at the time and place designated by him in his notice of registration at least ten 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 and he is hereby authorized to administer an oath to all applicants for registration touching their qualification 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 the 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 declare 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.