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within such city, as constituted by the Greater New York charter; in other cities, by the chairman and secretary of the gencral, city or county committee of such party, if there be such a committee, or, if not, then by the corresponding officers (by whatever name known) of any committee performing the usual functions of a city or county committee; provided, however, that if in any city more than one such list be submitted in the name or on behalf of the same political party, only that list shall be accepted which is authenticated by the proper officer or officers of the faction or section of such party, which was recognized as regular by the last preceding state convention of such party; or, where no such con. vention has been held within the year, by the proper officer of the faction or section of said party which, at the time of the filing of said list, is recognized as regular by the state committee of such party, which was organized by or pursuant to the direction of the last preceding state convention of such party. All persons so proposed for appointment may be examined as to their qualifications by or under the direction of the board or officer charged with the duty of making the appointment; and if found duly qualified they shall be appointed to the respective positions for which they were recommended. If any of them are found disqualified, notice in writing of that fact shall be promptly given to the person or persons by whom the list embracing their names was authenticated, and the vacancy shall be filled by the appointment of a qualified person named in the supplemental list of party representatives heretofore provided for. If either party entitled to propose election officers, as herein provided, shall fail to authenticate and file such lists on or before the first day of August, or if any of the persons named therein shall be found disqualified, and if no supplemental list be filed, as herein provided, or if, one or more persons named in such supplemental list be found disqualified, then such board or officer shall, if necessary, proceed to select in such manner as may seem to them or him feasible from the members of the party or parties in default, or whose nominees have been found disqualified, and shall appoint suitable persons to act as election officers. In The City of New York the members of the board charged with the duty of appointing election officers, who represent the same political party, shall have the exclusive right and be charged with the exclusive duty of selecting from the lists submitted, or in lieu of persons named on such list who shall have been found disqualified, the members of such party

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who are to be appointed as election officers. Every person appointed as an election officer shall, within five days after notice of his appointment, take and subscribe the constitutional and statutory oaths of office, which shall be administered, if in The City of New York, by the superintendent of elections or by the chief of the branch bureau of elections in the borough in which they are appointed to serve, or the chief clerk, or assistant clerk of such bureau designated by the police board to perform such duty; and if in any other city, by the mayor thereof, or by any person or persons designated by him for that purpose; and all of said officers, and every clerk or person so designated by them or him for that purpose, shall be and is hereby authorized and empowered to administer such oaths. Every person so sworn as an election officer shall receive a certificate of appointment and qualification, signed by the person who administered the oath, in such form as may be approved by the board or officer by which or whom he was appointed, and specifying the capacity and the election district in which he is to serve, and the date of the expiration of his term of office. Any election officer so appointed may be removed for cause, by the board or mayor making the appointment, in which case such removal, unless made while such officer is actually on duty on the day of registration, revision of registration or election, and for improper conduct as an election officer, shall only be made after notice in writing to the officer to be removed, which notice shall set forth clearly and distinctly the reason for his removal. The said board of police may delegate to the superintendent of elections of The City of New York, and to the chief of a branch bureau of elections, the power to remove election officers for cause, on any day of registration or election. Any election officer who shall at any time be appointed to fill a vacancy, which fact shall be stated in the certificate of appointment, shall hold office only during the unexpired term of his predecessor, and provided that no election officer shall be transferred from one election district to another after he has entered upon the performance of his duties. The chairman of each board of inspectors of each election district shall, within twentyfour hours after any election, furnish to the mayor or board appointing such officers, if requird so to do by such mayor or board, under his hand, a certificate stating the number of days of actual service of each member of such board, the names of the persons who served as poll clerks and ballot clerks on election day, and the number of

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days during which the store or building hired for registration and election purposes was actually used for such purposes. Any person acting as such chairman, who shall willfully make a false certificate, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Every person appointed as an election officer, failing to take and subscribe the oath of office as hereinbefore provided, or who shall willfully neg. lect or refuse to discharge the duties to which he was appointed, shall, in addition to the other penalties prescribed by law, be liable to a fine of one hundred dollars, to be sued for and recovered by the mayor or board making the appointment in a court of record, for the use and benefit of the treasury of such city. Any election officer who, being removed for cause, shall fail upon demand to deliver over to his successor the register of electors, or any tally sheets, book, paper, memorandum or document relating to the election in his possession, so far as he has made it, shall be liable to a like penalty to be recovered in a like manner for the benefit of such city. All persons appointed and serving as election officers on each of the days of registration and of election and of canvass of the votes in cities of the first class shall be exempt from jury duty for one year from the date of the general election at which they serve.

§ 6. Section eighteen of said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

PAYMENT OF ELECTION EXPENSES. § 18. The expense of providing polling places, voting booths, supplies therefor, guard rails and other furniture of the polling place, and distance markers, and the compensation of the elestion officers in each election district, shall be a charge upon the town or city in which such election district is situated except that such expenses incurred for the purpose of conducting a vil. lage election, not held at the same time as a general election, shall be a charge upon the village. The expense of printing and delivering the official ballots, 'sample ballots and cards of instruction, poll books, tally sheets, return sheets for inspectors and ballot clerks, and distance markers to be used at a town meeting, city or village elections not held at the same time as a general election, and of printing the list of nominations therefor shall be a charge upon the town, city or village in which the election is held. The expense of printing and delivering the official ballots, sample ballots and card's of instruction, poll books, tally sheets, return sheets for inspectors and ballot clerks, and distance markers to be used in any county, except such counties or portions thereof as are included within The City of New York, at any other election, if no town meeting, city or village election be held at the same time therewith, and of printing the lists of nominations therefor, shall be a charge upon such county. The expense of printing and delivering the official ballots, sample ballots and cards of instruction, poll books, tally sheets, return sheets for inspectors and ballot clerks and distance markers, to be used in any such county at any such other election, and of printing the lists of nominations therefor, if the town meeting, city or village election be held in such county at the same time therewith, shall be apportioned by the county clerk between such town, city or village and such county, in the proportion of the number of candidates for town, city or village officers on such ballots, respectively, to the whole number of candidates thereon, and the amount of such expense so apportioned to each such municipality shall be a charge thereon. All expenses relating to or connected with elections lawfully incurred by the police board of The City of New York shall be a charge on such city, and after being audited by the proper officer, shall be paid by the comptroller of said city upon the certificate of such board. The county clerk of each county, not salaried, shall be paid by such county a reasonable compensation for his services in carrying out the provisions of this chapter, to be fixed by the board of supervisors of the county, or the board acting as such board of supervisors. The town clerk of each town shall be paid by such town a reasonable compensation for his services in carry. ing out the provisions of this chapter, tó be fixed by the other members of the town board of the town. Ballot clerks, and persons acting as such, shall receive the same compensation for their attendance at an election, as inspectors of election for the election, and be paid in like manner. Poll clerks shall receive the same compensation for their attendance at an election and canvass of the votes a's inspectors of election and shall be paid in like manner. An inspector of election, except in The City of New York, lawfully required to file papers in the county clerk's office, shall, unless he resides in the city or town in which such office is situated, be entitled to receive as compensation therefor five dollars, and also four cents a mile for every mile actually and necessarily traveled between his residence and such county clerk's office in going to and returning from such office. In cities of the first class, the persons appointed and serving as inspectors of election shall receive five

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dollars for the hours fixed by law for each day of registration, and of revision of registration for a special election, and five dollars for the hours fixed by law for the election, and five dollars for the canvass and return of the votes. The poll clerks in such city shall each receive the same compensation as inspectors for the election and for the canvass of the votes, and the ballot clerks shall receive five dollars each. Such officers shall be paid by the comptrollers of the respective cities upon the certificate of the board appointing them.

§ 7. Section nineteen of said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

DELIVERY OF ELECTION LAWS TO CLERKS, BOARDS AND ELECTION

OFFICERS.

§ 19. The secretary of state shall at least sixty days before each general election held after this act takes effect cause to be prepared a compilation of all the laws relating to elections in cities, towns, and villages then in force with annotations and explanatory notes and blank forms, properly indexed, and shall procure the bame to be printed wherever he deems it desirable for the best interests of the state, and transmit to the county clerk of each county, except New York, Kings and Richmond counties, and to the superintendent of elections located in the borough of Manhattan and to the chief of the branch bureau of elections in each other borough of The City of New York a sufficient number of copies thereof, to furnish one such copy to the county clerk and to said superintendent and to each of said chiefs of bureau's of elections and one to each town, village and city clerk and to each election officer in such county and said boroughs, together with such number of extra copies as may in his judgment be necessary to replace lost or mutilated copies before delivery thereof to election officers. The county clerk of each county, except those counties the whole of which are included within The City of New York, shall forth with transmit one of such copies to each of such officers in such county, and not in The City of New York, and said superintendent and the chief of each branch bureau of elections of the boroughs of The City of New York shall forthwith transmit one of such copies to each such officer in his borough. Each copy so received by each such officer shall belong to the office of the person receiving it. Every incumbent of the office shall preserve such copy during his term of office, and upon the

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