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Session Laws, 1939
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citizens, for circulation prior to the election, and any other
ballot used in the election other than the aforesaid official
ballot prepared by the Register, and supplied by the election
officials to the voters, shall be null and void, and shall not be
counted. Persons desiring to vote shall make an "X" mark
after the name or names of the persons on said ballot for
whom they desire to vote, and in no event shall a voter vote
for more than one candidate for Burgess, and not more than
five candidates for Commissioner.

Elections shall be held biennially on the first Monday of
April, between the hours of one and seven o'clock P. M., be-
ginning with the year 1940. There shall be elected by the
qualified voters in each election year a Burgess, and five Com-
missioners, who shall hold office for a period of two years.
The Burgess and Commissioners so nominated and elected
shall be qualified voters of said town as herein defined, and
the Burgess shall receive the sum of fifty dollars ($50. 00) per
year, and each of said five Commissioners shall receive the
sum of thirty-five dollars ($35. 00) per year, as compensation
for their respective services, to be paid out of the funds of
said municipal corporation, and all of said officials shall take
office on the Monday following the time of the election, by
qualifying as prescribed in Section 355 of this Article. In the
event of death, resignation or disqualification of the Burgess
or one or more Commissioners more than three months prior
to a regular election, the Burgess and Commissioners shall
call a special election for the purpose of filling such vacancies.

In addition to the compensation herein provided for, the
Burgess and Commissioners individually, shall be permitted
to perform labor for the corporation, for which they shall be
entitled to reasonable compensation, and they shall be reim-
bursed for expenditures of money, made for and on account of
the business of the corporation, which said bills for labor and
expenses shall be passed upon as other bills presented to the

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That a new section be
and it is hereby added to Article 11 of the Code of Public
Local Laws of Maryland (1930 Edition), title "Frederick
County", sub-title "Middletown", to be known as Section 528A
and to follow immediately after Section 528 of said Code (and
to be known as Section 520A of the Code of George E. Dennis,
Jr., and to follow immediately after Section 520 of said Code)
and to read as follows:

528A. The Burgess and Commissioners of Middletown shall
cause to be maintained a registration of the legal and qualified
voters residing within the corporate limits of the Town of


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