898 LAWS OF MARYLAND [CH. 392
19-6. Copies and extracts as evidence.
Copies of any papers recorded in any office of record, attested
under the hand and seal of the recording officer, shall be admitted
at all such trials in the same manner as the originals would be if
produced. Copies of any other papers of a public nature, and remain-
ing in possession of a public officer, and extracts from the poll-
books, under the hand and seal of the clerk of the court or public
officer in whose office they are deposited, shall be admitted as evi-
dence. The votes recorded on the voting machines shall be proved
in the same manner as is provided by Section 17-8 of this Article.
19-7. Fees for depositions and witnesses.
The witnesses shall be entitled to the usual allowance for their
attendance before the court, to be paid by the party on whose behalf
such examination is held and said witnesses are summoned.
19-8. Salary and mileage for contestants.
No person contesting a seat of any one who has been regularly
returned by the judges as elected to a seat in the Senate or House of
Delegates shall be allowed any salary, mileage or other compensa-
tion, unless the party so contesting shall establish his right to such
20-1. Right of suffrage and conduct of election.
Each citizen of this State entitled to vote for Delegates to the
General Assembly shall have the right to vote for the whole number
of electors as provided in Sec. 20-2 of this Article. The presidential
electors of the candidates for President and Vice-President who re-
ceive the highest number of votes shall be declared to be elected as
said electors, and shall be deemed so appointed. The said election
shall in all respects be conducted as other elections, except as other-
wise provided in this article, and the returns thereof made and
canvassed as hereinbefore directed.
20-2. Election by general ticket.
On the day fixed by law of the United States for choice of President
and Vice-President of the United States there shall be elected by
general ticket as many electors of President and Vice-President as
this State shall be entitled to appoint. The names of the candidates
for the office of electors of President and Vice-President of the
United States shall not be printed on the ballot, but in lieu thereof
the names of the candidates of each political party for the office of
President and Vice-President shall be printed thereon. A vote for
said candidates for President and Vice-President shall be deemed
and counted as a vote for each of the presidential electors of said
party filed according to the provisions of this article.
20-3. Vacancies among electors.
Upon the meeting of the persons returned elected as electors of
President and Vice-President, or of as many of said persons as may
attend on the day appointed by the Constitution and laws of the
United States, the said electors who are present, before proceeding
to perform the duties reposed in them, shall fill any vacancy which