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Session Laws, 1865
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Passed March
24, 1865.

AN ACT relating to the Registration of the Voters
of the State.

Officers of
Registration to
be appointed.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly
of Maryland, That there shall be appointed by the
Governor, from among the citizens of the 'State
most known for loyalty, firmness and uprightness,
three persons for each ward in the city of Balti-
more, and for each election district in the several
counties of the State, who shall be styled officers
of registration, who shall register the names of all
free white male persons claiming and entitled to the
right of elective franchise, resident in, or tempo-
rarily absent from the several wards of the city of
Baltimore and the several election districts in the
counties, in the manner herein prescribed, and the
said officers of registration shall receive for their
services the sum of three dollars for each and
every day occupied and required in discharging
the duties imposed on them under this act, any
two of whom shall be competent to act, and any
vacancies in any board shall be filled by the Gov-
ernor from among the citizens of the State as here-
inbefore provided. All officers of registration be-
fore entering upon the discharge of their duties as
such, shall take the oath prescribed in the Consti-
tution, and subscribe the same in the book of re-
gistration for their respective wards or election dis-

Duties of offi-
cers of Regis-

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That the Governor
shall appoint three persons as officers of registra-
tion, whose duty it shall be to register the soldiers
of this State in the military service of the United
States, and such persons in the naval service of the
United States as may be stationed at convenient
and accessible posts, who are absent from their reg-
ular places of voting on account of such service; and
it shall be the duty of said officers of registration to
visit the different regiments, camps and hospitals or
other posts where said soldiers may be, for the pur-
pose of ascertaining and registering all such as shall
or may be qualified to vote according to the provi-
sions of the Constitution and laws of this State, and
said officers of registration shall perform said duty

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