1893 private laws – Ch. 387 Sec. 6

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CHAPTER 387 An act to consolidate and revise the charter of the town of Wilson. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :

That the registrar shall be furnished by the said board of commissioners 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 said town in such manner that said book shall show an accurate list of electors previously registered in said town and still residing therein, without requiring such electors to be registered anew; and such registrar shall also every day, between the hours of ten oclock a. m. and four oclock p. m. (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 within the corporate limits and entitled to registration whose names have never before been registered in said town or do not appear in the revised lists; 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 also their names, ages, place of birth and places of residence; and any person offering may be required to take and subscribe an oath that he has resided in the state of North Carolina twelve months and in the town of Wilson and in the ward for which he offers to register ninety days next preceding the day of election, and that his place of residente is at …. in such ward, and that he is twenty-one years of age. If any person shall wilfully swear falsely in taking such oath, he shall be guilty of perjury and punished as in like cases of perjury. The board of commissioners, upon thirty days notice, may direct that there shall be an entirely new registration of Priv38 voters whenever they may deem it necessary for a fair election or for the interest of the town.

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