1899 private laws – Ch. 307 Sec. 7

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CHAPTER 307 An act to amend the charter cf the town of Sanford. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

The registrar of each of said wards shall be iurnished by the aldermen of the town with a registration book, and it shall be his duty to perform the duties of his office fairly, impartially and acording to law; to revise the existing registration book of his ward in such manner that said book shall show an accurate list of electors previously registered in said ward and still residing therein without requiring said electors to be registered anew; and such registrar shall also, between the hours of seven oclock a. m. and nine oclock p. m., for four successive Saturdays immediately next preceding the day of election, keep open the books for the registration of any electors residing in his said ward and entitled to register, whose names have never before been registered in said ward or do not appear on said revised lists, and shall register in said book all names of persons not so registered who may apply for registration, keeping the names of white voters separate and apart from the names of colored voters. 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 town of Sanford ninety days next preceding the day of election, and that he is an actual and bona fide resident of the ward in which he offers for registration, or is otherwise entitled to register, and that he is twenty-one years old; and if any _ person shall wilfully swear falsely in taking such oath he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall pay a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars and be imprisoned not exceeding sixty days in the county jail. But the board of alderan entirely new registration of voters whenever they may deem men, upon thirty days notice, may direct that there shall be it necessary for a fair election. This new registration may, if the board so determine, be conducted by one of the registrars hereinbefore provided for, to be designated by the board, who sha.l keep all the registration, books of the town at a place to be designated by said board.

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