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CHAPTER 62 An act to amend the charter of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
By striking out section fifteen and inserting instead therof the following: Should there be more votes in the box than the recorders list shows have been cast, and the poll-holders shall be of the opinion that the excess was placed there fraudulently, and the result of the election is thereby affected, they shall certify such to the aldermen-elect at their first meeting, who shall declare the election in said ward void and proceed to fill the vacancy. But shold the excess appear to the poll-holders to be accidental they shall elect some child who cannot read to draw said excess from the box one vote at a time. Should two or more votes be folded together the poll-holders shall reject them. The ballots shall contain the name of only one person, printed or written, on white or colored paper, with or without device.