Ordinance, 14 January 1843–A

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of the Poll, one of the Clerks, under the direction of the Judges, shall make proclamation of the same; and thirty minutes before the closing of the Polls, proclamation shall be made in like manner that the Poll will be closed in half an hour.
Sec. 8. All free white Male inhabitants who are of the Age of twentyone years, who shall have resided within this State, six Months next precedng any election, and who shall have been actual residents of the City of sixty days next preceding said Election, shall be entitled to vote for City Officers.
Sec. 9. The manner of voting shall be by the Electors approaching the bar, in the election room, at any time when the poll is open, and addressing the Judges of the election in his proper Person, and with an audible voice, to be heard by the Judges and Clerks of the election, to mention by name the Persons he intends to vote for to fill the different offices which are to be filled at the said election, and the Clerks shall enter his name and vote accordingly, and he shall then withdraw: Provided that a Voter may Vote by presenting an open Ticket to the Judges, containing the names of the persons for whom he votes, and the offices; and the said Judges shall read the same to the voter, and the Clerks with the assent of the voter, shall set the same down in their Books, as in other cases.
Sec. 10. When any person shall present himself to give his vote, and either of the Judges shall suspect that such person does not possess the requisite qualifications of an elector, or if his Vote shall be challenged by any elector, who has previously given his Vote at such election, the Judges of the election shall tender to such person an Oath or affirmation in the following form, to wit:
“ I A— B— do solemnly swear, -[or affirm as the case may be,]- that I am a resident of the City of ; that I have resided in said for the period of sixty days next preceding this [p. 134]
of the Poll, one of the Clerks, under the direction of the Judges, shall make proclamation of the same; and thirty minutes before the closing of the Polls, proclamation shall be made in like manner that the Poll will be closed in half an hour.
Sec. 8. All free white Male inhabitants who are of the Age of twentyone years, who shall have resided within this State, six Months next precedng any election, and who shall have been actual residents of the City of sixty days next preceding said Election, shall be entitled to vote for City Officers.
Sec. 9. The manner of voting shall be by the Electors approaching the bar, in the election room, at any time when the poll is open, and addressing the Judges of the election in his proper Person, and with an audible voice, to be heard by the Judges and Clerks of the election, to mention by name the Persons he intends to vote for to fill the different offices which are to be filled at the said election, and the Clerks shall enter his name and vote accordingly, and he shall then withdraw: Provided that a Voter may Vote by presenting an open Ticket to the Judges, containing the names of the persons for whom he votes, and the offices; and the said Judges shall read the same to the voter, and the Clerks with the assent of the voter, shall set the same down in their Books, as in other cases.
Sec. 10. When any person shall present himself to give his vote, and either of the Judges shall suspect that such person does not possess the requisite qualifications of an elector, or if his Vote shall be challenged by any elector, who has previously given his Vote at such election, the Judges of the election shall tender to such person an Oath or affirmation in the following form, to wit:
“ I A— B— do solemnly swear, -[or affirm as the case may be,]- that I am a resident of the City of ; that I have resided in said for the period of sixty days next preceding this [p. 134]
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