A Compilation of Cases of Contested Elections to Seats in the Assembly of the State of New York: With the Reports of Committees on Privileges and Elections, and the Action of the House Thereon, from 1777 to 1871 Inclusive. With an Appendix of the Election Laws of the State of New York
Argus Company, printers, 1871 - 513 страница
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Страница 163 - As men, whose intentions require no concealment, generally employ the words which most directly and aptly express the ideas they intend to convey, the enlightened patriots who framed our constitution, and the people who adopted it, must be understood to have employed words in their natural sense, and to have intended what they have said.
Страница 12 - For the purpose of voting, no person shall be deemed to have gained or lost a residence, by reason of his presence or absence, while employed in the service of the United States; nor while engaged in the navigation of the waters of this state, or of the United States, or of the high seas; nor while a student of any seminary of learning; nor while kept at any alms-house, or other asylum, at public expense; nor while confined in any public prison.
Страница 90 - Legislature at the first regular session after the return of every enumeration, that each senate district shall contain as nearly as may be an equal number of inhabitants, excluding aliens, and be in as compact form as practicable, and shall remain unaltered until the return of another enumeration, and shall at all times consist of contiguous territory, and no county shall be divided in the formation of a senate district except to make two or more senate districts wholly in such county.
Страница 395 - Laws shall be made for ascertaining, by proper proofs, the citizens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage hereby established, and for the registration of voters ; which registration shall be completed at least ten days before each election.
Страница 115 - No member of this state shall be disfranchised, or deprived of any of the rights or privileges secured to any citizen thereof, unless by the law of the land or the judgment of his peers.
Страница 82 - The superior court of the city of New York, the court of common pleas for the city and county of New York, the superior court of Buffalo, and the city court of Brooklyn, are continued with the powers and jurisdiction they now severally have, and such further civil and criminal jurisdiction as may be conferred by law.
Страница 27 - The ballot shall be a paper ticket, which shall contain, written or printed, or partly written and partly printed, the names of the persons for whom the elector intends to vote, and shall designate the office to which each person so named is intended by him to be chosen...
Страница 81 - SEC. 17. The Legislature shall provide for submitting to the electors of the State, at the general election in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-three, two questions, to be voted upon on separate ballots as follows . First, " Shall the offices of Chief Judge and Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals, and of the Justice of the Supreme Court, be hereafter filled by appointment...
Страница 81 - Senate be in session, and if the Senate be not in session, by the Governor, but in such last case, such appointment shall expire at the end of the next session of the General Assembly.