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Session Laws, 1918 Session
Volume 486, Page 129   View pdf image (33K)
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There shall also be printed on the face of the "Ballot En-
velope" a witness' certificate in substantially the following

Witness' Certificate.

I hereby certify that the within ballot was, in my presence,
by the above-named voter marked, folded and, without being
shown to any person, enclosed and sealed in this "Ballot En--
velope"; that said voter was at said time in the military or
naval service of the United States (or the State of Mary-

Date................. day of................. ^ in the



Military or Naval position or rank of witness.
The card of instructions shall contain the following instruc-
tions, to wit:

Instructions to Voter.

(a) You are only entitled to vote if your absence in the
military or naval service of the United States or the State of
Maryland is directly attributable to the existence of a state of
war, or other circumstances which caused the suspension of
any of the general election laws. If your absence is not so
caused, and you attempt to vote the enclosed ballot, you will be
liable to a fine or not more than one thousand dollars
($1, 000. 00), or imprisonment for not more than two (2)
years, or both.

(b) If you are entitled to vote, mark your ballot and seal
it in the "Ballot Envelope" in the presence of a witness, but in
such manner as to prevent such witness, or anyone else, from
learning how you voted as to any candidate or proposition.

(c) The witness must be a commissioned officer.

(d) After marking and enclosing ballot in the "Ballot
Envelope" and sealing said envelope, you must fill out and
sign "Voter's Certificate" on said envelope, and the witness
must date and sign the "Witness' Certificate" on said envel-
ope, adding his position or rank.

(e) It is desirable that the "Ballot Envelope" should con-
tain nothing but the ballot.

(f) Enclose the "Ballot Envelope" in "Return Envelope, "
seal the "Return Envelope, " affix the proper amount of post-
age and then mail same.


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