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and year in which the election was held for which such registration was made. If the applicant has not previously been registered in said city, village or town, state “first registration.” § 4. At the end of each day's registry or revision of registration, said judges shall each sign his name at the end of the list on each page, so that no new name can be added without discovery, and shall also sign a certificate, as hereinafter provided, but before doing so, the said judges and clerks shall compare the registers so kept and cause any differences to be corrected, and to make the same agree in all respects; and said judges shall then attach at the end of each register in substance in the words and figures following: “We, the undersigned judges of election in . . . . . . precinct of the . . . . . . . . ward of the city of . . . . . . . . . . . . , in the State of Illinois, do jointly and severally certify that at the general registration of electors in said election precinct on the . . . . . . day of . . . . . . . . . . . . , there were registered by us in the said election precinct the names which in this book are entered, and that the number of registered and qualified Voters was and is the number of . . . . . . . . . . . . .>> "Dated. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ”. § 5. Said board of registry shall, by noon of the day following such registry, return the registers to the board of election commisSloners. Any voter of the ward, village or town shall be permitted to be Present at the place of registration in said ward and shall have the right to challenge any applicant who applies to be registered. And When challenged such applicant must make oath’ and sign an affidavit in writing as follows: “I do solemnly swear that I am a citizen of the United States, am * - - - - - years of age, and that I have resided in the State of Illinois for
the period of... . . . . . . . . . , in the county of . . . . . . . . . . . . for the period * . . . . . . . . . . , in the . . . . . . . . . . . . precinct of the . . . . . . . . . . . . ward in the city of . . . . . . . . . . . . , said county and State, for the period of ' ' ' ' ' . . . . . , and at No. . . . . . . . . . . . . street, in said precinct, for the Period of... . . . . . . . . . , and that I last registered in said city for the " * - - - - - - . . . . election of . . . . . . from No. . . . . . . . . . . . street, and that I
have never been convicted of any crime (or if convicted, state the time and when pardoned by the Governor of any state).” This affidavit shall be signed and sworn to before one of such board of registry, and it shall be preserved and returned to the office of said election commissioners immediately. If said board of registry shall deem such affidavit sufficient, and if the board is convinced that *h person is a qualified voter, then he must be admitted to such *gister as qualified. Blank affidavits of the character aforesaid shall * sent out to the judges of all the precincts, and the judges of election holl furnish the same on demand and administer the oath without oriticism. If any judge of election, poll clerk or other person, when "ch applicant has been challenged, shall designate such person upon *" of the registers as a qualified voter before he has made and filed With the board of registry the affidavit of the character aforesaid, such *ge of election, poll clerk or other person shall, upon conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor and shall by [be] punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than ten (10) days not more than sixty (60) days, or by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment. And any person claiming to be an elector of any election precinct in such city and who, upon application, is denied to the right to be registered as a qualified voter in such precinct, may make and sign an application in writing, under oath, to said board of election commissioners in substance in the following form:
“I do solemnly swear that I, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . did on . . . . . . . . . . . make application to the board of registry of the . . . . . . . . precinct of - - - - - - - - - - - - ward, of the city of . . . . . . . . . . . . . and that said board re
fused to register me as a qualified voter in said precinct, that I reside in said precinct, am a duly qualified voter and entitled to vote in said precinct at the next election.” All such applications shall be presented to the board of election commissioners by the applicant, in person, between the hours of nine o'clock a. m. and five o’clock p. m. on Tuesday or Wednesday of the second week prior to the week in which such election is to be held. Immediately following the first day of registration and up to and until noon of the day before the second day of registration, any voter who shall m'hke affidavit before the board of election commissioners or its clerk authorized to administer oaths, that he was unable to go to his polling place on the first day of registration and that he expects to be by reason of absence from the city or sickness, unable to go to the polls on the second day of registration, may file with such board an application for registration. Such affidavit shall be in the follow
“I, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , do solemnly swear that I am a legal voter in the . . . . . . . . precinct of the . . . . . . . . . . . . ward in the city of - - - - - - - - - - , Illinois, and that by reason of . . . . . . . . . . . . I was unable to be present at the poling place in said precinct on the last day of registration, and will, by reason of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . be unable to be
present on the next day of registration. - Signed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
After making such affidavit, said board of election commissioners, or its clerk, shall administer to him the oath required of applicants for registration in section 3 hereof and shall require him to answer the same questions required in section 3 and shall receive his answers on a blank provided by said board for that purpose. Said question squestions]. with the answers thereto, shall be upon the same blank and immediately following the oath as above provided for and shall be signed and certified to be correct by the applicant.
All such affidavits required in this section, together with the questions and answers certified to as above required in the office of the election board, shall be enclosed and sealed in envelopes by precincts and be delivered by them to the judges of the respective precincts, to: gether with the registers on the day before the second day of registration and said judges during their session on said second day of registration,
shall enter such names and answers in the registers in the same manner as though such persons were registering in person. Said affidavits, with the questions and answers, shall be returned to the office of the election board with the other returns. In the event that a voter shall, by reason of illness or absence from the city, be unable to appear in person at the office of the board of election commissioners, during the interval between the first and second days of registration, he may, upon application made by him or by another for him, to the board of election commissioners, be furnished a blank such as is provided for herein which may be executed by him before any clerk of court of record, and under its seal and returned to the board of election commissioners who shall cause such Voter to be registered in the same manner as though he had appeared efore said board in person: Provided, such application for registration is received by said board after the first day of registration and not later than noon of the day before the second day of registration. § 6. On Tuesday, three weeks preceding said city, village, town, State or county election, said board of registry shall again meet at the place designated, and said clerks of election shall meet with them, and they shall remain in session from eight o’clock a.m. until nine o’clock D. m., for the purpose of registering all qualified voters not before legistered and who shall apply in person to be registered. The same form shall be observed as to applications made on the second day as are required on the first day of registry. At the end of such day's registration the said registers shall be examined, compared and made to agree: Provided, that they shall then be signed by the judges in the same way as at the end of the first day's registry, and similar certificates shall be attached thereto. The board of election commissioners shall furnish to the board of togistry in each precinct a blank book, which shall be named “Verification, lists,” each page of which shall be ruled into three columns, and shall he marked thus:
Such book shall contain pages sufficient to allow six pages for "h street, avenue, alley and court in the precinct. During the progress of the registration or immediately thereafter, the clerks of said board shall transfer all the names upon the register to such “verification lists,” arranging them according to the streets, avenues, alleys or courts, beginning with the lowest residence number and placing them numerically, as near as possible, from the lowest up to the highest number. They shall first write the name of such street, avenue, alley or court at the top of the second column and then proceed to transfer the names to such “verification lists,” according to the street numbers as above indicated. lf, during either day of registration, any registered voter of the ward, village or incorporated town shall come before the board of registry and make oath that he believes that any particular person upon said registry is not a qualified voter, such fact shall be noted; and after the completion of such “verification lists,” such board or one of said judges shall make a cross or check mark in ink opposite such name. If said judges shall, however, know any person so complained of is a qualified voter, and shall believe that such complaint was made only to vex and harass such qualified voter, then such name shall not be put upon such list, but shall go upon such list in case any one of the judges desires. Said judges shall, before noon of the next day, return the registers to the office of said election commissioners. o § 8. Immediately upon the completion of such canvass, said canvassers, or one of them, shall sign a notice and send the same through the United States mail, duly stamped, to the address given upon the registry and “verification lists,” of all persons named therein against whose names they have made a cross or check mark, indicating that they did not reside at such place as before stated, and also to the address of all persons against whose names said registry board or judge of election has placed a check mark or cross in such “verification lists,” which notice shall require such person to appear before the board of registry upon the Saturdav following, giving the time of such session, and to show cause why his name should not be erased from such registry: Provided, that un cities, villages and incorporated towns of less than two hundred thousand inhabitants, the notice shall require the person to appear before the board of election commissioners upon the Monday or Tuesday following, between the hours of eight o'clock a. m. and ten o’clock p. m. Proper blanks and postage stamps shall be furnished for the purpose to said canvassers by the board of commissioners. A similar notice shall be also served by one of the said canvassers either at the time such canvass is being made or before the following Saturday, by leaving the same with the party, if found. or if he is not found at the place designated in such registry and “verification lists,” by leaving the same at such address if there he such a place. Such notice, to be sent through the mail, must be mailed not later than 12 o'clock Friday noon of the week of such canvass. If sufficient postage stamps are not delivered to such canvassers by said board for the purpose aforesaid, then any one may furnish such postage stamps to such canvassers for that purpose, or such canvassers may procure the same at their own expense and afterwards render an account therefor to said commissioners, duly sworn to, and it shall he the duty of the said commissioners to audit such account and cause the same to be paid. It shall be the duty of such commissioners upon application, to deliver to such canvassers postage stamps sufficient for the purpose aforesaid, when not delivered before, and it shall be the duty of such canvassers, or one of them, to apply to said commissioners for such postage stamps, if sufficient number have not been delivered to them for the purpose aforesaid, and any wilful neglect of said canvassers to make application for sufficient postage stamps, as aforesaid, and any wilful neglect of such canvassers to mail the notice aforesaid to all of the parties checked and designated as aforesaid, and the wilful neglect of such canvassers to leave the notice aforesaid at the place designated for such person so designated, and any wilful neglect to check the name of any person on said “verification lists,” transferred from the registry as aforesaid and not found at the place designated, and any wilful neglect to transfer all the names from the registry as aforesaid to such “verification lists” in the manner aforesaid, shall be: deemed a misdemeanor, and such canvasser or canvassers shall be punished, upon conviction thereof, by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than one month nor more than one year, and such canvassers shall also be liable to be punished by the County Court of the proper county as for contempt, and be fined not less than fifty dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail by such court for a period not exceeding one hundred days, or both, in the discretion of the court. And it shall be the duty of said board of election commissioners, when complaint is made to them, to investigate the action of such clerks or canvassers, and to cause them to be brought before such County Court and to prosecute them as for contempt, and also, at their discretion, to cause them to be prosecuted criminally for such wilful neglect of duty.
§ 9. The canvassers, or one of them, shall make out a list of the names of the parties checked and designated, as aforesaid, and to whom such notice has been sent, given or left with the address, and make and attach his or their affidavit or affidavits thereto, stating that notice, duly stamped, was mailed to each of said parties at the places designated on such list, on or prior to 12 o'clock m. of the Friday following the canvass, and that notice was also personally left at the said address of each of said parties named in said list so attached, if there be any such address, and said canvasser shall also file in the office of the election commissioners on or prior to 6 o'clock p. m. on the Friday following the canvass, an exact duplicate of such list and affidavit 3r affidavits. Blank affidavits shall be furnished by said commissioners for the purposes aforesaid; but if none are furnished, such canvassers shall cause the same to be drawn, and they shall swear to such affidavit before one of the judges of such precinct, or a member of the board of election commissioners or the chief clerk. If either of said canvassers shall wilfully neglect and fail to make such affidavit, with the list aforesaid attached, he shall be punished in the same manner as last above provided, and if such affidavit shall be wilfully false, the maker thereof shall also be punished in the manner last aforesaid, and shall also be liable for perjury.