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THE LEWISTON TELLER.
*' CITY à*D COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER. Tkt TELLER hat the largcit circulation of ant/ paper m Xorth Idaho. THURSDAY.......................SEPT. 9. 1S80 ELECTION LAW. The followiusr extracts from the elec tion law of the territory embrace all that applies to the judges and clerks of the election and the voters : Be it enacted by the Legislative d.s sembly of the Territory of Idaho. as follows : Section 1. All male inhabitants over the age of twenty-one years, who are citizens of the United States, aud have resided in the territory four months, and in the county where they offer to vote, thirty days, next proceeding the day of election, shall be entitled to vote at any election for delegate to congress, and for territorial, county and precinct officers. All persons having qualifications of an elector, shall be eligible to any office within this territory, except as otherwise provid ed by law. Sec. 2. No person under guardian ship, non compos mentis, or insane, nor any person convictod of treason, felony or bribery, in this territory, or in any other state or territory in the Union, unless restored to civil rights nor any person who is a bigamist or polygamist, or who teaches, advises, counsels or en courages any person or persons to be come bigamists or polygamists, or to com mit any other crime defined by law, or to enter into what Is known us plural or celestial marriage, or who is a member of any order, organization, or association which teaches, advises, counsels or en courages its members or devotees, or any other persons, to commit the crime of bigamy or polygamy or any other crime defined by law, either as a rite oi cere mony of each order, organization or as •ooiation, or otherwise, shall be permitted to vote at any election, or to hold any position or office of honor, trust or profit, within this territory. 8 EC. 5. *jlt shall bo tho duty of the County Commissioners at their regular semion in July, preceding the general election, to appoint three capable and dis creet persons possessing the qualifications of elector, to act as judges of election nt each election precinct ; and said commis sioners shall also set off and establish eleotion precincts or districts where it may be necessary, hut they shall not alter or ehange any election precinct, or change the place for holding elections in any precinct, or establish any new pre cincts after their regular October meeting next proceeding any general election ; and the clerk of said board of commis sioners shall make out any deliver to the sheriff of tho county, immediately after the appointment of such judges a notice thereof in writing directed to tho judges so appointed; and it shall be the duty of said sheriff, within ten days of the reoeipt of said notice, to serve the same upon each of said judges of election by registered mail. If in any precinct any of said judges do not serve, the voters of said precinct may elect a judge or judg. s to fill the vacancy on the morning of the election, to serve at such election. Sec. 6. The Judges shall choose two persons having similar qualifications with themselves, to act as clerks of the election. The said judges shall be and continue judges of all elections ot civil officers, to be held in their respective precincts, until other judges shall be appointed as here inbefore directed ; and the said clerks of election may continue to act as such during the pleasure of the judges of eleotion; and the County Commissioners shall from time to time fill all vacancies Whioh may ocour in tho office of judge« of election, at any election precincts with in their respective oountios. 9. Previous to votes being taken, the judges and clerks of election shall severally take the following oath : I (A B) do solemnly swear or affirm (as the case may be) that I will perform the duties of judge of election (or clerk, as the case may be) according to law and the best of my ability; that I will stud iously endeavor to prevent fraud, deoeit, and abuse ia conducting the same. Sec. 10. In case there shall bo no judge or justice present at the opening of the election, or in case such judge or justice shall be appointed judge or clerk of election, it shall be lawful for the judges of eleotion, and they are hereby empowered, to administer the oath to enoh other and to the clerks of election,and the person administering the oaths shall cause an entry thereof to be made and subscribed by him, and prefixed to the poll-book. Sue. 11. At all elections to be held under this act the polls shall be opened at the hour of eight o'clock in the forenoon, if die regularly appointed judges of ejection are present ; but in case they sre not present, then the polls shall not be opened by judges elected as prescribed in Section 5, of this act, until the hour of ergnlariy appointed judges are present; ij ; and the polls shall continue open until seven o'clock in the evening of the same day, at which time the polls shall be closed; and upon opening the polls, one of the clerks, under the direction of the judges, shall make proclamation of the same ; and thirty minutes before closing the polls, proclamation shall be made in like manner, and the polls shall be closed in half an hour after. Sec. 13. Every elector shall, in full view, deliver to one 'if the judges of election a single ballot, on which shall be writted or printed the names of the p.er sons voted for A ballot is a ticket folded in such a manner that nothing written or printed thereon can be seen. No ticket must be used at any election, or circulated on tbe day of election, un less it is written or printed on pluiu white paper, aud shall be four inches in width and twelve inches in length, or within one-fourth of an inch of such size; if printed, the names of the persons voted for and the office designated are printed in black ink and in long printer capitals—the name of tho office in small capitals, nud of the person in large capitals—and both without spaces, except between the different words or initials of each liue; if printed, the same margin is left above the printed matter as below it, and the side margins are equal in size; if printed, the lines are straight, aud the lines are single leaded; if written, the matter is so written that no sign thereof appears when the paper is folded, and it is free from every mark, character or device, or anything that would enable auy person to distinguished it by the back, or, when folded, irom any other legal ticket or ballot. Every ticket used as a ballot must be folded crosswise four times from the ceuter, so us to make the ballot three fourths of an inch in size, and must bo pressed fiat. Any ballot offered which does not conform to the provisions of this section shall be re jected. Sec. 14. The judge to whom any ticket may bedelivered shall, upon receipt thereof, prononnee with an audible voice the name of the elector, and if no object ions be mude to him, aud if the judge shall be satisfied that the elector is legal ly entitled to vote, he shall immediately put the ballot in the box, without inspect ing the names thereon, if it be a folded ballot, and the clerks of election shall enter the name of the elector and num ber in the poll lists. Sec. 15. It shall be lawful for any elector to vote for delegate to congress, at any place of holding elections within this territory, for members of the legis lative assembly and all other officers, at any place of holding elections within the particular limits for which such mem bers of the legislative assembly, and such other officers are to be elected. Pro vided, that an elector, qualified to vote for part and not all of the officers to be chosen at nny election, shall vote an open ticket, that tho judges may determine the legality of such vote. Sec. 1C. If any person offering to vote shall be challenged by any judge or cloak of the election, or any other person entitled to vote at the same poll, and either judge shall challenge any person offeriug to vote whom he ahull know or suspect not to be qualified, one of the judges shall declare to the person so challenged the qualification of an elector, if such person shall then declare himself duly qualified, und the challenge bo not withdrawn, one of the judges shall then tender him the following oath : You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you are a male citiieu of the United States, over the age ot twenty-one years; that you have actually resided in this territory for four months last past, and in this county thirty days; that you are not a bigamist or polygamist ; that you are not a member of any order, orgauization or association which tenches, advices, counsels or encourages its members, devotees or any other person to commit the crime of bigamy or polygamy or any othar crime defined by law, as a duty arising or resulting from membership in such order, organization or association, or which pratice bigamy or polygamy or plural or celestial marriage, as a doc trinal rite ot such organization. That you do not, either publicly of privately, or in any manner whatever teach, advice, counsel, or encourage any person to com mit tho crime of bigamy or polygamy or any other crime defined by law cither as a religious duty or otherwise. That you regard the constitution of United States, and the laws thereof, and of this terri tory as interpreted by the courts, as the supreme law of the land, the teachings of any order, organization or association to the contrary notwithstanding, and that you have not previously voted at this election. So help you God. If the porson offering to vote be a naturalised citizen and docs not produce his certificate of naturalization, the judge of the election shall propound the fol lowing interrogatories: First —In what country were you born? Second —How lung have you resided ij ' V • ' ' 7 . , t 9 Third —When and t before whom did you declare your intention to become a citizen of the United States? Fourth —When and in wliat court were you finally admitted to citizenship? Fifth —When did you last see your certificate of naturalization, aud where is it now, if you know ? These interrogatories shall be answer ed under oath, aud if it appear that the person olilting to Vote has been duly naturalized in a competent court, and he possess all the other qualifications of a voter, his vote shall be received, other wise it shall be rejected. Provided, that when a person is entitled to vote only for a part of the officers voted for at such election, the oath shall be varied accordingly, and the clerk shall enter the names ot all persons who are challenged on the poll lists, and the Word sworn, in brackets, opposite such name, and such entry shall be presumptive evidence that such voter was sworn, and ii any person shall refuse to take the oath to tendered, his vote shall be rejected. Sec. 17. There shall be provided and kept by the judges of each election precinct (at the expense of the county) a suitable ballot-box, with a luck and key. Sec. 18. There shall be an opening in the lid of such box, of no larger siz ■ than shall be sufficient to admit a single folded ballot. Before opening the polls, the ballot-box shall he catefully examined by the judges of the election, that nothing may remain herein; it shall then be locked and the key thereof de livered to one of the judges to be desig nated by the board, and shall not be opened during the election, except in the manner and for the purposes hereinafter mentioned. Sec. I'd. At each adjournments ol the polls, the clerks shall, in the presence of the judges, compare their respective poll lists compute and set down the number of votes, and correct all mistakes that may be discovered, according to the decision of the borad, until such poll lists shall be made in all respects to correspond. Sec. 20. The ballot-box shall then be opened, and the poll lists placed there in, nnd such box shall then be locked, and a coveting with a seal placed ou the opening in the lid of such box so as to entirely cover the same, and the key de livered to one of the judges aud the box to another, to be designated by the board Sec. 21. Thejudgo having the key shall keep it in his own possession, and deliver it again to the board at the next opening of the polls, and the person hav ing the box shall carefully keep it, with out opening it or suffering it to be opened or the seal thereof to bo brokeu or re moved, aud shall publicly in that con dition deliver it to tho board of judges at the next opening of the polls, when the seal shall be broken, tho box opened the poll lists taken out and the box again locked. Sec. 22. As soon ns the polls of the election shalbbe finally closed, the judges shall immediately proceed to canvass tho vote given at such election, and the can vass shall be public and eoutiuuc without adjournment unti| completed. Sec. 23. The canvass shall com mence by a comparison of the poll lists from the commencement., and a correc tion of any mistake that may bo found therein, until they shall be found to agree. The box shall then be opened and the ballots found therein counted by the judges, unopened, except to ascertain whether each ballot is single; and if two or more ballots be found so folded to gether as to present tfe appearance of a single ballot, they shall be laid aside un til tho count of the ballots is completed; and if, on a compatison of the count with the poll lists, and the appearance of such ballots, a majority of the judges shall be of the opinion that the ballots thus folded together were voted by one elector, they shall be rejected. Sec. 24. It tho ballots shall be found to exceed the whole number of votes on I he poll lists, they shall be repluced in tho box (after being purged after the manner above stated) and thoroughly mingled, and one of the judges after being blind folded, shall publicly draw out and destroy therefrom so many bal lots unopened as shall be equal to sueh cxeess. Sec. 25. Tho ballots and poll list agreeing, or being made to agree, tho board shall then proceed to count and as certain the number of votes cast, and the clerks shall set down in their poll books the name of every person voted for, and then at full length the office for which such person received such votes, aud the number ho did receive, the num ber being expressed at full length; such entry to be made as early as cireunt- ; stances will permit, iu tho following form, to-wit: At an election held at tho house ot (A 14), in the town (district or precinct ) °f......, in the county of......and in the territory of Idaho, on the. ..day ot .... A. D....., the following named persons received the number of votes an nexed to their respective names for the following described offices, to-wit: (A B) had.... votes for delegate to congress (I J) had... . votes for member of leg islative council; (K L) bad____votes for member of house of representatives, (and in like manner for any other person voted for.) Certified by us, (M N.) j (43 ï*. ) > Judges of election. (Q R)j Attest: (S T.) I (U.V) / Clerks of election. Sec. 26. The Judges of election shall then enclose aud seal one of the poll books undercover, directed to the Clerk of the board of county commissioners of the county in which such election was h.Id. And the package thus.Sealed shall be deposited iu the nearest post office by : one of said Judges, to be chosen by lot. And the postage thereon and fees fi r registering the same, shall be fully prepaid. And said packages shall be duly registered and receipt there for takeu, And the other poll bcok and poll list together with tbe ballots shall be, by said judges, placed in the ballot box. and by them scaled up, and then depos ited with one of said judges, to be decid ed by lot, if they can uot otherwise agree. And the said poll books and ballots shall be k- pt with the seal uubr »ken for at least eight months unless the same shall be re quired as evidence in a court of law in any ease arising under the election laws of this territory; and thi n only when the judge having said ballot-box in charge shall be served with subpoena requiring him to produce the same in court as evidence in any such betorementioned case, when the saute may be opened un der the direction of said court, 8ec. 32 There shall be allowed out ol the county treasury of each county, to each of the several judges and clerks of élection, four dollars per diem for each day on which a general ot special election is held. Sec. 33. If any judge, or clerk of election, or county cominiseioncr, or any other person iu any manner concerned in conducting the election, or canvassing the returns thereof, shall corruptly violate any of the provisions i f this act, he shall forfeit aud pay to the county a sum not less than one thousand dollars, and be im prisoned in the county jail uutil such fine is paid, the same to be recovered by civil action, in the name of the county commissioners of the proper county, for the use of the public schools of the county. Sec. 36. In counting the votes, the judges of the election shall disregard misspelling, or abbreviations of names of candidates for office, il it can be ascer tained from such votes lor whom they were intended. Iu case the name ot a candidate be written on any ballot and the name of another candidate be printed on the same ballot for the same office, then the ballot shall bo counted for tho person whose name is written thereon. Sec. 43. If any person offering to vote at any election in this territory, shall willfully, corruptly and falsely swear or affirm, touching his qualifications as a voter, he shall be deemed guilty of a fel ony and, upon conviction thereof, bo pun ished by imprisonment in the territorial prison for a term not less than three nor more than ten years. Approved February 3, 1885. Excitement in Southern Oregon. Great excitement has been caused in the vicinity of Empire City by the re markable cure of James Curtis, who has been suffering from Kidney disease for six years. lie had become entirely helpless and was given up to die by all. Four packages ot the Oregon Kidney Tea restored hint to complete health and vigor. For sale by all druggists. Snell, Ileitsliu & Woodard wholesale agents. 3 Is imparted to the kidneys and bladder Hostetler's Stomach Bitters, which is m useful in overcoming torpidity of these ■ gins. 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