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NOTICE OF SUBMISSION OF PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS OR

OTHER PROPOSITIONS OR QUESTIONS. 86. Every amendment to the constitution proposed by the legislature, unless otherwise provided by law, shall be submitted to the people for approval at the next general election, after action by the legislature in accordance with the constitution; and whenever any such proposed amendment to the constitution or other proposi. tion, or question provided by law to be submitted to a popular vote, shall be submitted to the people for their approval, the secretary of state shall include in his notice to the county clerk and the police board of The City of New York, of the general election, a copy of such amendment, proposition or question, and if more than one such amendment, proposition or question is to be voted upon at such election, such amendment, proposition or question, respectively, shall be separately and consecutively numbered. If such amendment, proposition or question is to be submitted at a special election, the secretary of state shall, at least twenty days before the election, make and transmit to each county clerk and the police board of The City of New York a like notice. Each county clerk shall, forthwith upon the receipt of such notice, file and record it in his office, and shall cause a copy of such notice to be published once a week until the election therein specified, in the newspapers designated to publish election notices.

§ 3. Section eight of said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

CREATION, DIVISION AND ALTERATION OF ELECTION DISTRICTA $ 8. Every town, or ward of a city, not subdivided into election districts shall be an election district. The town board of every town containing more than four hundred electors, and the common council of every city except New York, in which there shall be a ward containing more than four hundred electors, shall, on or be. fore the first day of July in each year, whenever necessary so to do, divide such town or ward respectively into election districts, each of which shall be compact in form, wholly within the town or ward, and shall contain respectively as near as may be, four hundred electors, but no such ward or town shall be again divided into election districts until, at some general election, the number of votes cast in one or more districts thereof shall exceed six hundred; and in such a case the redivision shall apply only to the town or ward in which such district is situated. If any part of a city shall be within a town, the town board shall divide into election districts

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only that part of the town which is outside of the city. No election district including any part of a city shall include any part of a town outside of a city. A town or a ward of a city containing less than four hundred electors may, at least thirty days before the election or appointment (where appointment is directed to be made by law) of inspectors of election of such town or ward, be divided into election districts by the board or other body charged with such duty when, in the judgment of such board or body, the convenience of the electors shall be promoted thereby. The creation, division or alteration of an election district outside of a city shall take effect immediately after the next town meeting, and at such next town meeting inspectors of election shall be elected for each election district as constituted by such creation, division or alteration. If the creation, division or alteration of an election district is rendered necessary by the creation or alteration of a town, or ward of a city, it shall take effect immediately, but a new town or ward shall not be created, and no new town or ward shall be subdivided into election districte be. tween the first day of August of any year, and the day of the gen. eral election next thereafter. If inspectors are not elected or appointed for such district outside of a city before September the first next thereafter, the town board of the town shall appoint four inspectors of election for such district. If a town shall include a city, or a portion of a city, only such election districts as are wholly outside of the city shall be deemed election districts of the town, except for the purpose of town meetings. The police board of The City of New York shall divide such city into election districts on or before the first day of July in any year whenever necessary so to do as hereinafter provided. The election districts existing pursuant to the provisions of law in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-seven in the counties of New York and Kings shall continue with their present boundaries until at some general election for the office of governor the number of registered electors therein shall exceed six hundred, provided, however, that any election district containing less than seventy-five electors in such counties, made necessary by the crossing of congressional lines with other political divisions, may be consolidated with contiguous election districts in any year when no representative in congress is to be voted for in such districts. On or before the first day of July in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-eight the police board of The City of New York shall divide that portion of such city that is outside the

counties o. New York and Kings into election districts which shall be compact in form and shall contain as near as may be four hun. dred electors as shown by the registration of electors for the general election held therein in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-seven. Such election districts so established in The City of New York shall not again be changed until at some general election for the office of governor the number of registered electors therein shall exceed six hundred, except where changes are made necessary by a change in the boundaries of congressional, senate or assembly districts or ward lines, provided, however, that when the number of registered electors in any election district shall for two consecutive years, be less than two hundred and fifty, such district may be consolidated with contiguous election districts in the discretion of said police board. In that portion of The City of New York within the county of New York each election district shall be compact in form entirely within an assembly district and numbered in consecutive order therein respectively. In that portion of The City of New York outside of the county of New York each election district shall be com. pact in form, entirely within a ward and numbered in consecutive order therein respectively. Except as heretofore provided no election district shall contain portions of two counties, or two congressional, senate or assembly districts or two wards. Each town and each part of a town included in The City of New York, as constituted by the Greater New York charter, shall be respectively deemed to be a ward within the meaning of this section.

§ 4. Section ten of said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

DESIGNATION OF PLACES FOR REGISTRY AND VOTING, PUBLICATION OF SAME,

AND PROVISION OF FURNITURE THEREFOR. § 10. On the first Tuesday of September in each year, the town board of each town, and the common council of each city, except New York, and the police board of The City of New York, shall designate the place in each election district in the city or town at which the meeting for the registration of electors and the election shall be held during the year. Each room so designated shall be of a reasonable size, suficient to admit and comfortably accommodate at least ten electors at a time outside of the guard rails. No building, or part of a building, shall be so designated in any city is within thirty days before such designation, intoxicating liquors, ale or beer, shall have been sold in any part thereof. No room shall be designated elsewhere in a city, if within thirty days before such designation, intoxicating liquors, ale or beer, shall have been sold in such room, or in a room adjoining thereto, with a door or passage-way between the two rooms. No intoxicating liquors, ale or beer shall be sold in such building in a city or such room or ad. joining room elsewhere after such designation and before the general election next thereafter, or be allowed in any room in which an election is held during the day of the election or the canvass of the votes. Any person or persons violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. If any place so designated shall thereafter and before the close of the election be destroyed, or for any reason become unfit for use, or can not for any reason be used for such purpose, the officers charged with the designation of a place for such election shall forthwith designate some other suitable place for holding such election. Not more than one polling place shall be in the same room, and not more than two polling places shall be in the same building. The officers authorized to designate such places in any town or city, shall provide for each polling place at such election, the necessary ballot and other boxes, guard rails, voting booths and supplies therein, and the other furniture of such polling place, necessary for the lawful conduct of each election thereat, shall preserve the same when not in use, and shall deliver all such ballot and other boxes for each polling place, with the keys thereof, to the inspectors of election of each election district at least one-half hour before the opening of the polls at each election. The officers authorized to designate the registration and polling places in any city, except The City of New York, shall cause to be published in two news. papers within such city a list of such places so designated, and the boundaries of each election district in which such registration and polling place is located. Such publication shall be made in the newspapers so selected upon each day of registration and the day of election, and on the day prior to each such days. One of such news. papers so selected shall be one which advocates the principles of the political party polling the highest number of votes in the state at the last preceding election for governor, and the other news. paper so designated shall be one which advocates the principles of the political party polling the next highest number of votes for governor at said election. The police board of The City of New York shall cause to be published in two newspapers in each county wholly or partly within such city a list of the registration and polling places so designated in each borough in such respective counties and the boundaries of each election district therein in which such registration and polling place is located; except that in the borough of Brooklyn, such publication shall be made in the newspapers designated to publish corporation notices therein. Such publication shall be made in such newspapers upon each day of registration and the day of election and on the day prior to each of such days. Such publications shall be made in the newspapers published in such counties which shall respectively advocate the principles of the political parties which at the last preceding election for governor respectively cast the largest and next largest number of votes in the state for such office. The said police board shall also cause to be published in the City Record on or before the first day of registration in each year a complete list of all the registration and polling places so designated and the boundaries of the election districts in which such places are located arranged in numerical order under the designation of the respective bor. oughs in which they are located. In selecting the newspapers in which such publications are to be made the said board shall keep in view the object of giving the widest publicity thereto.

85. Section twelve of said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

APPOINTMENT AND QUALIFICATIONS OF ELECTION OFFICERS IN CITIES.

§ 12. On or before the first day of October in each year, the police board of The City of New York and the mayor of each other city, shall select and appoint the election officers for each election district in their respective cities; and shall severally have the power to fill all vacancies which may arise before the opening of the polls on election day. To insure the bipartisan character of such board or body of election officers required by the election law, each political party entitled to representation in such board or body shall have the right, not later than the first day of August in each year, to prepare and file with the board or officer empowered to make the appointments as herein provided, a list of persons, members of such party, duly qualified to serve as election officers, together with a supplemental list of persons, members of such party, duly quali. fied to serve as election officers, from which the said mayor or board may select and appoint persons to fill vacancies occurring in the representation of such party in such board or body of election officers. In The City of New York such list shall be authenticated and filed by the chairman of the executive committee of the county committee of the party in the respective counties wholly or partly

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