1899 private laws – Ch. 262 Sec. 5

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CHAPTER 262 An act to amend the charter of the town of Clayton. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Said registrar shall be furnished by said county commissioners with registration books at the expense of the town, and it shail be the duty of said registrar to open his books at the time and place designated by said county commissioners in said town, at least thirty 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 to keep the names of the white voters separate and apart from those of colored voters, and he shall designate on the registration books opposite the name of each person registering the place of residence, and if such applicant for registration shall not disclose his place of residence, his willful failure to do so shall be prima facie evidence that he is not entitled to registration.

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