1911 private laws – Ch. 336 Sec. 7

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CHAPTER 336 AN ACT TO REVISE THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF KERNERSVILLE. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact: CHAPTER I. INCORPORATIONS.

That the registrar shall be furnished by the 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 town in such manner that such books shall show an accurate list of electors previously registered in such town and still residing therein, and entitled to vote, without requiring such electors to be registered anew; and such registrar shall also, between the hours of eight oclock a. m. and sunset (Sundays excepted), from and ineluding the first Monday in April up to ten days previous to the election, keep open the books for the registration of any electors residing in the town and entitled to register, 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 town, 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 twelv> months, and in the town of Kernersville four months previous to the day of election, and that he is twenty-one years of age, and that he is a qualified elector of said town as defined in section four of this act. If any person shall willfully swear falsely in taking such oath, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be sentenced to pay a fine of fifty dollars or imprisoned thirty days in the county jail or town lockup, or both. But the board of aldermen, upon fifteen days notice before the opening of the books, may order an entirely new registration of voters whenever they may deem it proper.

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