1915 private laws – Ch. 380 Sec. 7

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CHAPTER 380 AN ACT TO AMEND, REVISE, AND CONSOLIDATE THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF SANFORD. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

The registrar of each of said wards shall be furnished by the aldermen of said town with a registration book, and it shall be his duty to perform the duties of his office fairly, impartially, and according to law; to revise the existing registration book of his ward in such manner that said book shall show an accurate list of the 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 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 books all names of persons not so registered who may apply for or are entitled to 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 for hinety 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 willfully swear falsely in taking such oath he shall be 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 aldermen, upon thirty days notice, may direct that there be an entirely new registration of voters whenever they may deem it necessary for a fair election. The 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 shall keep all the registration books of the town at a place to be designated by said board.

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