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In cities having a population of over two hundred thousand, on the Saturday following the Tuesday three weeks preceding such gen: eral election, said board of registry shall again meet at the place designated, and the said clerks of election shall meet with them and they shall remain in session from six o'clock p. m. to ten o’clock p. m. for the sole purpose of revising their registry, and no new name shall be added. In cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population of less than two hundred thousand, the hearing herein provided and the final revision shall be by the board of election commissioners for such city, village or incorporated town. The commissioners shall meet for this purpose and remain in session upon the Monday and Tuesday fol. lowing the canvass between the hours of eight o’clock a. m. and ten o'clock p. m. and the clerks of election in such city, village or incor. porated town shall meet with them, as may be required by the board of election commissioners. If any person to whom such notice has been sent, shall appear be: fore the board of registry, or the board of election commissioners, as the case may be, during the session, he shall make oath and sign an affidavit, in substance, as follows: “I do solemnly swear that I am a citizen of the United States,
and that I have resided in the . . . . . . . . . . precinct, of the . . . . . . . . . . ward in the city of . . . . . . . . . . . . . and the county of . . . . . . . . . . . . . and the State of Illinois, since the . . . . . . . . . day of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 or board of election commissioners, or clerk of the board and it shall be preserved and filed in the office of said election commissioners. Thereupon, said board of registry, or board of election com: missioners shall further examine him and shall also swear such canvassers, and hear them upon the question, and they shall also have the power to send one or both of said canvassers to make further examination, and inquire at the place claimed by such person to be his residence. and again examine such canvassers touching the same; and if after such further examination and hearing, the majority of such board are of the opinion that such person is not a qualified voter in such precinct, they shall mark the word “yes” under the column of the register marked “erase” and shall also draw a line in ink under his name, which memo: randum, in case of any registration, shall indicate that the name of such person is erased from the register, and such person shall not be entitled to vote unless his name be restored as hereinafter provided. At the close of said session, if any person so notified to appear at such session has not appeared and shown cause why his name should not be erased from such register, the same shall be crased in the manner aforesaid. In cities in which such hearing and revision shall be before the board of registry, any person who has appeared at the session of the board of registry, and whose name has been so erased, may make applieation, in writing, under oath, to the election commissioners, upon the Tuesdav and Wednesday following such revision, between the hours of nine o'clock a.m. and six o'clock p. m., to be restored to such register. Either of said clerks shall have the power and right of both in the matter pertaining to such canvass; but in case either refuses or neglects to go and make such canvass, as aforesaid, then the other may make such canvass alone. But a clerk who wilfully neglects to perform his duty in making such canvass, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding sixty days nor less than thirty days and shall also be deemed guilty of a contempt of court, and be punished accordingly as an officer of said County Court. In case of temporary disability on the part of either canvasser or clerk, the judge who belongs to the same party may appoint a temporary clerk or canvasser, who shall belong to the same party, and administer to him the usual oath of office, and he shall perform all the duties of the office until the disability of the regular clerk or canvasser is removed. The “verification lists” aforesaid after the final revision, if such revision is by the board of registry, shall be at once returned by said board to the board of election commissioners. § 10. At the end of the last session above provided for, the said board of registry and said clerks shall compare and correct the registers aforesaid and make them correspond and agree; and said judges shall then, immediately following the last name on each page of the register, sign their names so that no other names can be added without discovery, and shall add the certificate as provided at former sessions. And thereupon, and during the forenoon of the next day, said judges shall return the two registers to the possession of the board of election commissioners; and thereupon, the said board of commissioners shall at once cause copies to be made of such registers of all names upon the same with the address, not marked erased, and shall have the same arranged according to the streets, avenues, courts or alleys, commencing with the lowest number, and arranging the same in order according to the street numbers, and shall then cause such precinct register, under such arrangement, to be printed in plain, large type in sufficient numbers to meet all demands, and upon application a copy of the same shall be given to any person in such precinct. § 13. The County Court of the county in which such city, village or incorporated town shall be located, shall, on Friday and Saturday of the week prior to the week in which such election is to be held, especially sit to hear such applications as shall be made to it to be placed upon the register in any particular precinct. Such applications shall be sworn to, and shall state that the party making the same has applied to the board of registry of the precinct, or to the board of election commisSioners, as the case may be, and that one or both boards refused to place him upon such registry, or has stricken his name from such registry, as the case may be. Application shall be made on or before the opening of the court on the Friday last aforesaid, and the court shall cause a docket of such applications to be made out, arranged by wards and precincts, and the same shall be heard summarily and evidence may be introduced for and against such applications. Each case shall be decided at once on hearing, and the clerk of the court shall make a minute of the disposition of each application; a copy of such minute shall at once be given to said commissioners, who shall forthwith cause such names to be placed upon the appropriate register, and indicate that it was entered by order of court. After the entry of the applications, so allowed by said court, no further change shall be permitted, and the appropriate stamp prepared shall be affixed to the end of each page of names in each precinct registered by said board of commissioners. Said books of registry so prepared shall, on the day prior to the election, be delivered to the judges of election, one only, however, to be delivered to the judge or judges representing the same political party. No person admitted to the registry by order of such court or such board shall be protected by such order in case he should be indicted for false registration or false voting. § 26. On the next day after election day said registers shall be returned to the board of election commissioners, and in case any register of any precinct shall be lost or mutilated, said board of election commissioners shall cause a true copy to be made from the other register. This section is made applicable, and it shall be the duty of the judges of election to observe it, after each and every election. § 32. All affidavits left with the judges of election at any registration, revision of registration or election shall be immediately returned to the office of the election commissioners. Said affidavits, before being so returned, must be enclosed in an envelope provided for that purpose, which shall then be securely sealed with sealing wax or other adhesive material and each of the judges shall write his name across the seal. Said judges of election of any precinct shall, on the day preceding any registration or election, and upon the day of any revision, call at the office of said commissioners and receive the registers of such precinct, said registers being enclosed in an envelope and sealed with a stamp of the chief clerk of the election commissioner's office. Such envelope shall not be opened by the judges of election until the beginning of the session of registration, revision or election at which the registers are to be used, and shall only be opened when all of the judges are present. Immediately at the close of any registration, revision or election, the said registers shall be enclosed in an envelope provided for that purpose and securely sealed with sealing wax or other adhesive material, and each of the judges and each of the election clerks shall write his name across every fold at which the envelope, if unfastened, could be opened. Thereupon said judges shall take such registers so enclosed and sealed and the affidavits and, within the time specified in this Act, shall deliver said envelope with registers enclosed to the board of election commissioners, with the seal unbroken, and receive a receipt therefor. There shall be endorsed upon the back of such envelope the number of the precinct and ward of the enclosed registers and the signature of the judge who delivered the same to the election commissioners. If any judge of election shall break the seal of or open any envelope containing affidavits or registers or shall permit any person to open any such envelope or break the seal thereof while the same is in his custody, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be
imprisoned in the county jail not less than three (3) months nor more
than twelve (12) months. § 2. Section 30 of Article III of an Act entitled: “An Act regu
lating the holding of elections and declaring the result thereof in cities,
villages and incorporated towns in this State,” approved June 19, 1885,
in force July 1, 1885, as amended, is repealed. APPROVED June 28, 1919.
REGISTRATION.—who MAY vote witHot T.
§ 1. Amends section 22 of Election § 2. Emergency. Law.
22. Pro v i d e s voters in service may vote in person without registration — form of affidavit. (SENATE BILL No. 32. APPROVED MARCH 26, 1919.) AN ACT to amend an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the printing and distribution of ballots at public eaepense and for the nomination of candidates for public offices, to regulate the manner of holding elections and to enforce the secrecy of the ballot,” approved June 22, 1891, and in force July 1, 1891, as amended by subsequent Acts. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly. That section twenty-two (22) of an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the printing and distribution of ballots at public expense and for the nomination of candidates for public offices, to regulate the manner of holding elections and to enforce the secrecy of the ballot,” approved June 22, 1891, and in force July 1, 1891, as amended by subsequent Acts, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: § 22. Any person desiring to vote shall give his name and, if required to do so, his residence to the judges of election, ane of whom shall thereupon announce the same in a loud and distinct tone of voice, clear, and audible; and if such name is found on the register of voters by the officer having charge thereof, he shall likewise repeat said name, and the voter shall be allowed to enter the space enclosed by the guard rail, as above provided. One of the judges shall give the voter one, and only one ballot, on the back of which such judge shall indorse his initials in such manner that they may be seen when the ballot is properly folded, and the voter's name shall be immediately checked on the register list. At all elections, when a registry may be required, if the name of any person so desiring to vote at such election is not found on the register of voters, he shall not receive a ballot until he shall have complied with the law prescribing the manner and conditions of voting by unregistered voters. If any person desiring to vote at any election shall be challenged, he shall not receive a ballot until he shall have established his right to vote in the manner provided by law; and if he shall be challenged after he has received his ballot, he shall not be permitted to vote until he has fully complied with such requirements of the law upon being challenged. Besides the election officer, not more than two voters in excess of the whole number of voting booths provided shall be allowed in said enclosed space at one time. The provisions of this Act, so far as they require the registration of voters as a condition to their being allowed to vote shall not apply to persons otherwise entitled to vote, who are, at the time of the election, or at any time within thirty days prior to such election, have been engaged in the military or naval service of the United States, and who shall produce to the judges of election satisfactory evidence thereof, but such persons, if otherwise qualified to vote, shall be permitted to vote at such election without previous registration, but shall not be permitted to vote without such registration at any election held after the expiration of the period of sixty days next succeeding the completion of the demobilization of the National Army of the United States, or at any election subsequent to the first day of registration occurring not less than thirty days after such persons have been discharged or released from the military or naval service of the United States.
“All such persons shall also make an affidavit which shall be in substantially the following form:
STATE OF ILLINOIs !. County of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J . . . . . . . . . . . . Precinct . . . . . . . . . . . . Ward I. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , do solemnly swear (or affirm), that
I am a citizen of the United States, of the age of twenty-one years or over, and that within the past thirty days prior to the date of this election at which I am applying to vote, I have been engaged in the - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (military or naval) service of the United States; and I am qualified to vote under and by virtue of the Constitution and laws of the State of Illinois, and that I am a legally qualified voter of this precinct and ward except that I have, because of such service, been unable to register as a voter; that I now reside at . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (insert street and number, if any) in this precinct and ward; that I have maintained a legal residence in this precinct and ward for thirty days, in this county ninety days, and in this State one year next preceding this election.
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Judge of Election. The affidavit of any such person shall be supported by the affidavit of a resident and qualified voter of any such precinct and ward, which affidavit shall be in substantially the following form : STATE OF ILLINOIs l
SS County of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Precinct . . . . . . . . . . . . Ward
I, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I am a resident of this precinct and ward and entitled to vote at this election; that I am acquainted with . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (name of the applicant): that I verily believe him to be an actual bona fide