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ANNOTATIONS, FORMS, INSTRUCTIONS AND FULL INDEX,
BY WILLIAM H. SILVERNAIL.
Chap 379. AN ACT to amend chapter nine hundred and nine of the laws of
eighteen hundred and ninety-six, known as the election law, and entitled "An act in relation to the elections, constituting
chapter six of the general laws." Became a law May 6, 1897, with the approval of the Governor.
Passed, three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
Section 1. Section five of chapter nine hundred and nine of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-six, being an act entitled “ An act in relation to the elections, constituting chapter six of the general laws,” is hereby amended to read as follows:
NOTICE OF ELECTIONS BY SECRETARY OF STATE AND COUNTY CLERK.
§ 5. The secretary of state shall, at least three months before each general election, make and transmit to the county clerk of each county, and the police board of The City of New York, a notice under his hand and official seal, stating the day upon which such election shall be held, and stating each officer, except city, village and town officers, who may be lawfully voted for at such election by the electors of such county or any part thereof. If any such officer is to be elected to fill a vacancy, the notice shall so state. The secretary of state shall forthwith, upon the filing in his office of the governor's proclamation ordering a special election, make and transmit to each county clerk and to the police board of The City of New York, a like notice of the officers to be voted for at such special election in such county or city or any part thereof, and cause such proclamation to be published in the newspapers published in such county having large circulation therein, at least once a week until such election shall be held. Each county clerk shall forthwith, upon the receipt of either such notice, file and record it in his office, and shall cause a copy of such notice to be published once in each week until the election therein specified in the newspapers designated to publish election notices. He shall also publish as a part of such notice, each city, village and town cfficer who may lawfully be voted for at such election by the electors of such county or any part thereof.
§ 2. Section six of said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
*This chapter does not go into effect till January 1, 1898.