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State Election, November 3d, 1891
Index of Electors
STATE ELECTION, NOVEMBER 3d, 1891.
IN DISTRICTS OUTSIDE OF CITIES.
First Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, October 17.
Second Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, October 24.
Hours of registration, 9 A. M. until 9 P. M.
In all election districts in the State, other than those in cities, the three inspectors of election shall constitute the board of registration.
Elsewhere than in cities the board of registration shall at its first meeting for any election place upon the registry list the names of all persons qualified to vote in district at such election, which appear upon the poll-list of the next preceding general election held in the district, and also the names of all persons known or proven to the satisfaction of the board to be qualified voters, and shall at each meeting place upon the registry list the name of every person so qualified who personally appears before the board and requests to have his name placed thereon, but at the second meeting of the board the names of such persons only as personally appear before the board and are so qualified shall be placed on such list.
Each clerk, with whom the poll-lists of the last preceding general election in any election district outside of a city, shall have been filed in pursuance of law, is required to deliver to the board of registration of each voting district outside of a city one of such poll-lists at the opening of the first meeting of the board of registration.
If a new election district shall have been formed since the last preceding general election, such clerk shall, before such first meeting, make a certified copy of such a poll-list of each district out of which such new district shall have been formed, and shall cause such certified copies to be delivered to the board of registry of such new election district at the opening of its first meeting.
The names of voters shall be entered on the registry list alphabetically, the surname entered first with the christian name and other name following, as follows
*In the fourth column, if an incorporated village, the
residence by street and number, and if it has no street number a brief designation of the locality of his residence.
The list shall be so arranged at the first meeting that there shall be sufficient space after each letter for all persons whose names may be added at subsequent meetings, whose surname shall begin with the same letter, but before adding any names after the first meeting, there shall be inserted in the list at the end of the names set forth under each letter, at the next previous meeting, the following: "added at second meeting." At the close of each meeting the board should fill out and sign one of the certificates on the last page of this book. The original list should remain in the custody of the chairman of the board of inspectors until the close of the polls on election day.
At each meeting of the board, or during the next following secular day, the board shall make three certified copies of such list and certificate, one of which shall forthwith be conspicuously posted in the place where such meeting sha1l have been held, and one shall be retained by each of the two other members of the board, until the close of the polls of such next election.
The inspectors of election at the opening of the polls of every election, shall have in their possession the original registry of voters of their district for such election.
No person shall vote at any election, unless his name is on the registry of voters of
the district at which he is entitled to cast his ballot.
NOTE.--Boards of registry of election districts outside of New York and Brooklyn cities will find
in Chapter 321, Laws of 1890, as amended by Chapter 336, Laws of 1891, a1l authority governing their acts as a board of registry, to which attention is directed for further and more detailed instructions.
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