1899 private laws – Ch. 243 Sec. 7

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CHAPTER 243 An act to revise, amend and consolidate the act of incorporation of the town of Louisburg, North Carolina, and the acts amendatory thereof. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Said registrar shall be furnished by said board of commissioners with a registration book and it shall be the duty of said registrar to open his book at such place in the town of Louisburg as may be designated by said commissioners on the first Saturday in April next preceding the election, and to register therein the names of all persons applying for registration and entitled to register and vote in the said town, keeping the names of the white voters separate and apart from those of the colored voters and designating on the registration books opposite the names of each person registering the place of his residence in said town, and if any applicant for registration shall not disclose the place of his residence his willful failure so to do shall be prima facie evidence that he is not entitled to register. Any person offering to register shall be required to take an oath that he has been a bona fide resident of North Carolina for twelve months, of the town of Louisburg for ninety days next preceding that date, and that he has not been convicted of any crime which, by the laws of North Carolina disqualifies him for voting. In said oath he shall specify the place of his residence. If any person shall willfully swear falsely in such affidavit he shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and on consideration [conviction] thereof shall be punished as for larceny: Provided, that after the first registration shall have been made, as provided for herein,a new registration shallnot be held annually unless the board of commissioners shall at theirregular meeting in March determinethat the same is necessary, and by due advertisement give notice of the same and the place where the book of registration shall be opened; but a revision of the registration book shall be made, beginning on Saturday next preceding each election to be held for said town in accordance with the provisions of the general law.

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