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Session Laws, 1896 Session
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LLOYD LOWNDES, ESQUIRE, GOVERNOR.

by the same person or committee, or by the chairman of the
committee which appointed him. Citizens, other than accred-
ited challengers or watchers, who desire to challenge the vote
of any person then inside the polling room, shall be permitted
to enter said room for that purpose; but a majority of the
judges may limit the number of persons to be allowed in the
polling room at any one time for such purpose, and all such
persons shall leave the polling room as soon as the right
to vote of the persons challenged by them shall have been
decided.

58. Each clerk of elections shall keep a poll-book contain-
ing a column headed "Number," and another headed "Name of
Voter." All entries therein shall be made in ink, and the

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number and name of each person to whom a ballot is given
shall be entered on each of the poll books by the clerk having
charge thereof in regular succession under the proper heading,
the number of such voter being placed opposite his name in
the column headed "Number," but if the vote of any person
whose name has thus been entered on poll-books shall be after-
wards rejected by the judges, the clerks shall thereupon draw
a line through his name and number, as hereinafter provided.

59. The supervisors of elections shall provide in each room
designated by them as polling places, a sufficient number of
voting booths or compartments in which voters may con-

Poll book to
be kept by

clerk.

veniently mark their ballots. Said booths or compartments
shall be constructed of plank not less than one inch in thick-
ness, and shall be of such width, depth and height that the
voter in marking his ballot therein, shall be screened from the
observation of others, and "for this purpose a short curtain
shall be hang across the front of each compartment at a con-
venient height, and so as to extend a little below the shelf
hereinafter mentioned. Each compartment shall have a shelf
within the same and shall be provided with proper supplies
and conveniences for marking the ballots, and a guard-rail shall
be constructed in said polling place so as to divide the space
occupied by the judges of election and other officials and per-
sons permitted by law to be within the same from the public ;
said guard-rail shall have an entrance and exit therein, and
shall also be so constructed and placed that only persons who
are inside said rail can approach within five feet of the ballot-
boxes. The arrangement of such polling places shall be such
that neither of the ballot-boxes nor the voting booths or com-
partments shall be hidden from view of those just outside of
said guard-rail. The number of such compartments shall not

Voting
booths, now
to be con-
structed.




 
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