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Session Laws, 1912
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parties which at the last preceding election cast the largest and
next largest number of votes. It shall be unlawful for any
Board of Supervisors of Elections or for any person, corpora-
tion, firm or newspaper, or the proprietor or publisher of any
newspaper to publish, advertise or circulate or cause to be pub-
lished or advertised or circulated any sample or fac-simile of
the ballot or the form of ballot to be used in any of the said
last-mentioned counties of the State or for any person or voter
to take into the polling place or booth any sample or fac-simile
of the ballot or to use any sample or fac-simile of the ballot
when marking his ballot or take into the polling place or use
when marking his ballot any stencil, ruler, measure or other
mechanical device of any material or form as a means of aid,
guidance or assistance in marking his ballot Any violation
of any of the aforegoing provisions of this section shall be
punished by a fine of not less than five hundred nor more than
one thousand dollars or by imprisonment in jail for not less
than thirty days nor more than one year, in the discretion
of the Court.

55. The form and arrangement of the ballot shall be as
follows: All ballots shall contain the name of every candidate
whose nomination for any office specified in the ballots has
been certified and filed according to the provisions of this
article, and not withdrawn in accordance therewith. The
names of candidates for every office shall, except in case of
candidates for Presidential Electors, be arranged alphabeti-
cally, according to their surnames, and without any party name
or designations under the designation of the office above the
group of names of the candidates for each office, and upon a
separate line immediately beneath the designation of the office
there shall be printed in bold, plain roman capitals, twelve
point (pica) type, an appropriate direction or instruction to
the voter, informing him of the number of persons for whom
he may lawfully vote for the particular office mentioned, imme-
diately above each such direction, thus, "vote for one," or "vote
for two," or "vote for six," as the case may be. To the name
of each candidate for State office or candidate for Congress shall
be added the name of the county or city in which the candidate
resides. Ballots shall be so printed as to give to each voter a
clear opportunity to designate by a cross (X) in a square at
the right of the name of each candidate, and at the right of
each question, his choice of candidates and his answer to such
question. Such square shall be at least one-half of an inch in
size, and the top and bottom lines of such squares shall extend
across the ballot so as to include the name of the candidate or


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