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ART. 35.] ELECTIONS. 253

for that election shall be vested with the same powers and
authority as if they had been appointed by the county com-
missioners.

7. The said judges shall be conservators of the peace during
the continuance of the election and until the ballots shall be
counted, and the necessary certificates required by this article
shall be made out by the judges and clerks, and shall be vested
with the power and authority to commit offenders for any breach
of the peace in the like manner as any justice of the peace.

8. The said judges shall appoint two clerks, being above the
age of twenty-one years, to enter the names of voters, separately
and plainly on the books provided for that purpose; and if any
clerk so appointed shall neglect or refuse to act, he shall forfeit
and pay the sum of ten dollars.

9. Every judge of election before he proceeds to take or
receive any vote, shall take the following oath: "I, A. B., do
swear that I will permit all persons to vote who shall offer to
poll at the election now to be held for ———— county or ————
city, who in my judgment shall, according to the directions con-
tained in the Constitution and laws, be entitled to poll at the
same election, and that I will not permit any person to poll at
the same election who is not in my judgment qualified to vote as
aforesaid, and will in all things execute the office of judge of the
said election according to the best of my knowledge, without
favor or partiality, so help me God."

10. Every clerk before he enters any vote on the polls shall
take the following oath, to wit: "I, A. B., do swear that I wift
well and faithfully, without favor, affection or partiality, execute
the office of clerk of the election now to be held according to
the best of my knowledge, so help me God."

11. The several judges may administer the said oath to each
other, or take the same before a justice of the peace, and the
clerks may either be sworn by one of the judges or before a
justice of the peace, and a certificate of every such oath, signed
by the person administering the same respectively, shall be an-
nexed to the polls.

12. The sheriffs of the several counties respectively, under the
penalty of fifty dollars, shall, at least three weeks previous to

 

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