Ordinance, 14 January 1843–A

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this election; that I have resided in the State of , for the period of Six Months immediately preceding this Election; that I have to the best of my knowledge and belief, attained to the age of twenty one years; and that I have not voted at this Election”.
And if the person so offering his vote shall take such oath or affirmation, or shall consent to take the same, his vote shall be received, unless it shall be proved by evidence satisfactory to a majority of the Judges, that said oath or affirmation is false; and if such Person refuses to take such Oath or Affirmation, his vote shall be rejected. And if any person shall take the said Oath or affirmation knowing it to be false, he shall be deemed guilty of wilful and corrupt perjury, and shall on conviction be punished accordingly. And if any person shall vote at any election, knowing himself not to be <​a​> qualified Voter he shall forfeit and pay any sum not exceeding fifty Dollars, nor less than twenty five Dollars, to be recovered in the same manner as other penalties under this Ordinance.
Sec. 11. For the preservation of Order, as well as the security of the judges and Clerks of the election from insult and abuse, it shall be the duty of the Marshal and the high Constables, when called upon by the Judges of the Election, to attend at all elections within their respective Wards; and should neither the Marshal nor any Constable be present, at such election, the Judges of Election are hereby authorized and empowered to appoint one or more special Constables to assist in preserving Order, during the election; and the Judges are hereby empowered to impose a fine, not exceeding twenty Dollars, on any person or persons, who shall conduct in a disorderly and riotous manner, and should he refuse to pay said fine, or persist in such Conduct after having been warned of the consequences or fined as aforesaid, the Judges may cause such person or persons so offending, to be arrested and committed to the common Jail of the or , for any time not exceeding twenty days, or until the [p. 135]
this election; that I have resided in the State of , for the period of Six Months immediately preceding this Election; that I have to the best of my knowledge and belief, attained to the age of twenty one years; and that I have not voted at this Election”.
And if the person so offering his vote shall take such oath or affirmation, or shall consent to take the same, his vote shall be received, unless it shall be proved by evidence satisfactory to a majority of the Judges, that said oath or affirmation is false; and if such Person refuses to take such Oath or Affirmation, his vote shall be rejected. And if any person shall take the said Oath or affirmation knowing it to be false, he shall be deemed guilty of wilful and corrupt perjury, and shall on conviction be punished accordingly. And if any person shall vote at any election, knowing himself not to be a qualified Voter he shall forfeit and pay any sum not exceeding fifty Dollars, nor less than twenty five Dollars, to be recovered in the same manner as other penalties under this Ordinance.
Sec. 11. For the preservation of Order, as well as the security of the judges and Clerks of the election from insult and abuse, it shall be the duty of the Marshal and the high Constables, when called upon by the Judges of the Election, to attend at all elections within their respective Wards; and should neither the Marshal nor any Constable be present, at such election, the Judges of Election are hereby authorized and empowered to appoint one or more special Constables to assist in preserving Order, during the election; and the Judges are hereby empowered to impose a fine, not exceeding twenty Dollars, on any person or persons, who shall conduct in a disorderly and riotous manner, and should he refuse to pay said fine, or persist in such Conduct after having been warned of the consequences or fined as aforesaid, the Judges may cause such person or persons so offending, to be arrested and committed to the common Jail of the or , for any time not exceeding twenty days, or until the [p. 135]
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