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CHAPTER 238 An act to amend the charter of the town of High Point. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That the registrar shall be furnished by said board of aldermen with registration books, and it shall be his duty, after being qualified, to perform the functions of his office fairly, impartially and according to law; to revise the existing registration books of the said city in such manner that said books shall show an accurate list of electors previously registered in such city and still residing therein, without requiring such electors to be registered anew; and such registrar shall also, between the hours of seven oclock A. M. and sunset (Sunday excepted), from and including the last Monday in March up to ten days previous to the election, keep open the books for the registration of any electors residing in such city and entitled to registration, whose names have never before been registered in said city or do not appear on the revised list, and he shall register in said books all names of persons not so registered who may apply for registration, keeping the names of the white voters separate and apart from those of the colored voters; and any person offering to register may be required to take and subscribe an oath that he has resided in the state of North Carolina twelve months and in the city of High Point ninety days previous to the day of election, and that he is twenty-one years of age. If any person shall wilfully swear falsely in taking such oath he shail be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be sentenced to pay a fine of one hundred dollars and [be] imprisoned sixty days in the county jail. But the board of aldermen, upon thirty days notice may direct that there shall be an entirely new registration of voters whenever they may deem it necessary for a fair election.