1901 private laws – Ch. 333 Sec. 7

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CHAPTER 333 AN ACT TO REVISE THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF GREENSBORO. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact: CHAPTER I. Incorporations.

That the registrar shall be furnished by said Board of Aldermen 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 the said city in such manner that said books shall show an accurate list of electors previously registered in such city and still residing therein, and entitled to vote without requiring such electors to be registered anew; and such registrar shail also between the hours of seven oclock a. m. and sunset (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 in such city and entitled to registration, whose names do not appear in the revised list, and he shall register in said books all names of persons not so registered, who may apply for registration, and who are entitled to vote in said city, keeping the names of the white voters separate and apart from those of the colored voters, and 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 city of Greensboro ninety days previous to the day of election, and that he is twenty-one years of age, and that he is a qualified e:ector of said city as defined in section four of this act. If any person wilfully swear falsely in taking such oath, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be sentenced to pay a fine of one hundred dollars and imprisoned sixty days in the county jail. But the Board of Aldermen, upon fifteen days notice before the opening of the books may oraer an entirely new registration of voters whenever they may deem it proper.

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