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Session Laws, 1896 Session
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alone to one of the booths or compartments and prepare his
ballot by marking with an indelible pencil after the name of
the person or persons for whom he intends to vote, and to the
right thereof in the blank space provided therefor a cross — for
example, X; and in case of a question submitted to a vote of
the people by marking likewise in the appropriate space a cross
against the answer which he desires to give. This provision
shall be directory as far as the instrument for marking the bal-
lot is concerned. Any voter who desires to vote for an entire
group may make a cross, as above described, in the appropriate
space after the emblem or name of the political organization
above such group. Not more than one voter shall be permitted
to occupy any one booth or compartment at one time, and no
voter shall remain in or occupy a booth longer than may be
necessary to prepare his ballot, and in no event longer than five
minutes in case all such booths or compartments are in use and
other voters are waiting to occupy the same. Before leaving
the voting booth or compartment the voter shall fold his ballot
Without displaying the marks thereon, in the same way it was
folded when received by him, and he shall keep the same so
folded until he has voted, and so that the signature or initials
of the judge from whom he received it and the name and num-
ber written on the coupon thereof, but nothing else thereon
may be seen. He shall forthwith hand his said ballot to the
judge at the ballot-box, and shall give his name and residence,
and upon his being identified as the person who received said
ballot, the judge shall deposit his ballot in the box, having first
detached therefrom its coupon, which he shall then string upon
a cord or wire to be provided for the purpose, and the said voter
shall forthwith leave the inclosed space. The judges having
charge of the registers shall then in the column therein headed
"voted" in the same line with the name of the voter mark the
word "voted" or the letter "V." No ballot without the in-
dorsement of the name or initials of the judge thereon, as here-
inbefore provided, shall be deposited in said ballot-box, but if
deposited shall be counted at the close of the election, and the
judges shall in ink mark on the back thereof the word "counted"
and sign their names below.


62. Any voter who declares under oath to the judges of
election that he cannot read or write, or that by reason of phys-
ical disability he is unable to mark his ballot, and who shall
have stated such inability at the time of registering, and is so
entered in the registers, shall receive the assistance of the clerks
in preparing the same in the manner following: Such voter,

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