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19-1620. Duties of clerks of election; penalties. The clerks at the polls, in addition to the duties now prescribed by law, shall enter on the poll books kept by them, in columns prepared for that purpose, opposite the name of each person voting, the same statement or minute as hereinbefore required of the board making the registry; but such entry is not to be made by them if the registry contains correctly the name and residence of such voter; and in all cases said clerks shall enter in a column opposite the name of each person not registered the words, "Not registered." In cities, every elector, at the time of offering his vote, shall truly state the street in which he resides, and if the house, lodging or tenement in which he resides is numbered, the number thereof. And the clerks of the polls, in case the name of such elector is not registered, shall truly enter, in the appropriate column of the poll list, opposite the name of the elector, the street and number, or other description of the residence of such elector. In case of the refusal to make the statement as aforesaid, the vote of such an elector shall not be received.

Any person who shall willfully make any false statement in relation thereto shall upon conviction thereof be punished by a fine of fifty dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of ten days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

History: L. 1881, ch. 89, ยง 8; March 4; R.S. 1923, 19-1620.


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