1889 private laws – Ch. 240 Sec. 5

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CHAPTER 240 An act to amend the charter of the town of Wilkesboro. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :

Said registrar 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 eightynine, and thereafter, to open their books at some convenient place in 1889.PrivaTECHa4PTER 240 _ the town of Wilkesboro on or before the last Monday in March in such y years, and to register therein the names of all persons applying for registration and entitled to register and vote in the town of Wilkes- boro, keeping the names of the white voters separate and apart from _ those of colored voters, and designating on the registration book opposite the name of each person registering the place of his residence in the town, and if any applicant for registration shall not _ disclose the place of his residence in the town, his wilful failure to do so shall be prima facie evidence that he is not entitled to register _inthetown. 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 county of Wilkes for ninety days and in the town of Wilkesboro for thirty days next preceding that date, and is otherwise entitled to register, and if any person shall wilfully swear falsely in such affidavit he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding fifty _ dollars and to be imprisoned not exceeding thirty days in the county jail: Provided, that after the first registration shall have been made by virtue hereof, a new registration may not be made annually, but such registration books shall be revised, so as to show an accurate list of electors previously registered and still residing in said town without requiring such electors to be registered anew. And such registrar shall, on before the last Monday in March annually, open said books for the registration of any electors entitled to registration whose names have never before been registered in the town of Wilkesboro, or do not appear in the revised list: Provided, however, that the town commissioners may at any time order a new registration in the manner herein prescribed.

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