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take and subscribe before an officer duly authorized to administer oaths, the following oath or affirmation, which shall be filed in the office of the county clerk of their respective counties, to-wit:

“I,

registry agent for election district No..... in the county of. Wyoming, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will perform all the duties of registry agent in and for said election district according to law and the best of my ability, and that in the discharge of my duties as such agent I will honestly endeavor to prevent fraud, deceit or any other manner of abuse of the elective franchise, so help me God (or for which I will answer under the pains and penalties of perjury)."

[S. L. 1890, Ch. 80, Sec. 38.]

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SHALL FURNISH SUPPLIES.

Sec. 251. The county commissioners of the several counties shall supply the registry agents of their respective counties with all proper and necessary books and stationery and blank forms of affidavits for the voters, and particularly with printed copies of this title. They shall furnish to each registry agent a bound book which shall be known as the "Official Register," which shall be ruled in columns of suitable dimensions to provide for the following entries opposite the name of each elector, to-wit:

1. Number of the register.
2. Date of registry.

3. Name of elector.

4. Age of elector.

5.

Where born.

6. Name of polling precinct.

7. Description of residence.

[S. L. 1890, Ch. 80, Sec. 35.]

MEETINGS OF REGISTRY AGENTS-POSTING NOTICE.

Sec. 252. Said registry agents shall meet on the Tuesday four weeks preceding each general and special election, at the office of the clerks of their respective cities or towns and villages, or at some convenient place therein designated by the county commissioners and made known by said registers by advertisement posted up in five public places in their district at least five days before the time of meeting.

In incorporated cities and towns where a ward is made an election district, the registry agents of such district shall meet at some convenient place within such district as designated by the county commissioners.

They shall convene at 9 o'clock in the morning and proceed to make a list, as hereinafter prescribed, of all persons qualified and entitled to vote at the ensuing election in their respective election districts, designating the ward and polling precinct, in which such persons are then residing and entitled to vote, which list, when complete, shall constitute and be known as the register of electors of said election district. REGISTER OF ELECTORS-HOW MADE.

[S. L. 1890-91, Ch. 100, Sec. 7.]

Sec. 253. Said registers shall each contain a list of the persons so qualified and entitled to vote in said election district, according to their wards and polling precincts, when there are any, alphabetically arranged according to their surnames so as to show in one column the name in full, in another column the residence by the number of the dwelling, if there be a number, and the name of the street or other location of the dwelling place, as near as may be, of each person.

[S. L. 1890, Ch. 80, Sec. 17.]

WHO MUST BE REGISTERED.

Sec. 254. The said registry agents shall enter on said lists the names of all persons residing in their jurisdiction who are entitled to, and claim the right to, vote at the next general election. Such persons shall appear in person.

OATH OF APPLICANT TO REGISTER.

[S. L. 1890-91, Ch. 100, Sec. 8.]

Sec. 255. Every person applying to be registered shall, before he shall be entitled to have his name registered, take and subscribe before one of the registry agents one of the following oaths, which shall then be filed with said agents, to-wit:

"The State of Wyoming, County of... ss: I do, solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the United States; that I will be twenty-one years of age on or before the election day next ensuing; that I will have actually and not constructively been a bona fide resident of said state one year and of said county sixty days preceding the day of the next general election; that I am an actual resident of polling precinct number.. in election district number.

in said county, and that I can read the constitution of said state. So help me God.

State of Wyoming, County of. . . .

SS.

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the United States; that I was a resident and qualified elector of Wyoming on the tenth day of July, 1890, that I have ever since then continued to be a resident of Wyoming; that I will have actually and not constructively been a bona fide resident of said county sixty days preceding the day of the next general election, that I am an actual and bona fide resident of polling precinct number. in election district number...

in said county. So help me God.

"The State of Wyoming, County of..

SS.

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the United States; that I will be twenty-one years of age on or before the election day next ensuing; that I will have actually and not constructively been a bona fide resident of this state one year and in this county sixty days preceding the day of the next general election; that I am an actual and bona fide resident of polling precinct number... in election district number. in said county, and that I am prevented by reason of physical disability from being able to read the constitution of this state. So help me God."

REGISTRATION HOURS.

[S. L. 1897, Ch. 53, Sec. 6.]

Sec. 256. Said registry agents shall sit continuously from day to day until their labors are completed, not exceeding five days, and they shall keep their office open for the transaction of their business each day during the following hours, to-wit: From 9 o'clock in the morning until 1 o'clock in the afternoon, and from 2 o'clock in the afternoon until 6 o'clock in the afternoon, and from 7 o'clock in the evening until 9 o'clock in the evening.

COPY OF REGISTRY LIST TO BE MADE.

[S. L. 1890-91, Ch. 100, Sec. 8.]

Sec. 257. When the registry is complete the registry agents shall make three copies thereof, and certify the register and the copies thereof to be a true list of the voters of their election districts, so far as they may know.

[S. L. 1890-91, Ch. 100, Sec. 8.]

DISPOSITION OF REGISTRY LISTS.

Sec. 258. Within four days thereafter, the said original list shall be filed by said registry agents in the office of the county clerk of the proper county, and one copy of said list shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the municipal corporation of the election district, and one copy shall be retained by each of said registry agents, and said registry agents shall also make a copy for each polling precinct in the district, and in the municipal corporation. The last said copy shall contain the list of voters in the ward in which the polling precinct is located, showing the precinct in which each elector resides, which last said copies shall be deposited with the board of county commissioners of the county, to be by them distributed to the election officers of said precincts for their use on the day of election. The board of county commissioners shall cause a copy of each of said ward lists to be publicly posted at each polling precinct in said district at least eighteen days before election day, if possible.

MEETING TO COMPLETE LISTS-TIME.

[S. L. 1890-91, Ch. 100, Sec. 8.]

Sec. 259. The said registry agents shall again meet at the places hereinabove designated twelve days preceding the day of election for the purpose of revising, correcting and completing said list. They shall hold their sessions for not exceeding two days and during the same hours as at their first meeting.

PROCEEDINGS SHALL BE PUBLIC-HEARING.

[S. L. 1890, Ch. 80, Sec. 19.]

Sec. 260. The proceedings shall be open, and all persons residing and entitled to vote in said district shall have the right to be heard in person in relation to the corrections or additions to said register. CORRECTION OF LISTS-CHALLENGES.

[S. L. 1890, Ch. 80, Sec. 20.]

Sec. 261. Said agents shall at their first meeting for revising and correcting said list, erase therefrom the name of any person inserted therein, who shall be proved by the oath of two legal voters of said district, to the satisfaction of said agents, to be non-residents of said district, or otherwise not entitled to vote in said district at the election then next to be held.

Provided, that if the person whose name is on such list shall be challenged, he shall be entitled to controvert by the oaths of legal electors of said district the allegations relating to his non-residence or other alleged disqualifications.

QUALIFIED ELECTOR MAY BE REGISTERED.

[S. L. 1890-91, Ch. 100, Sec. 9.]

Sec. 262. Any elector residing in said district, entitled to vote therein, may appear before said agents in person and require his or her name to be recorded in said alphabetical list for the ward or precinct in which he or she claims to reside.

AFFIDAVIT OF ELECTOR REGISTERING.

[S. L. 1890-91, Ch. 100, Sec. 3.]

Sec. 263. Any person requiring his or her name to be so entered on said list shall make the same affidavit required of an elector who registers as heretofore provided, and shall be subject to challenge by either of the registry agents, or by any elector, and in case no challenge is made, such name shall be entered upon the registry list, or in case of challenge as aforesaid, then such person shall be registered only upon being vouched for by the affidavit of two electors, as provided for in sections three hundred and twenty-two and three hundred and twenty-three. [S. L. 1890-91, Ch. 100, Sec. 9.]

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CERTIFIED LISTS TO JUDGES OF ELECTION.

Sec. 264. After said lists shall have been fully completed and five days or more before the day of election, the said agents shall cause a complete list of the registered voters of each precinct in their respective districts to be made, certify the same to be correct and deliver to the judges of election of each polling precinct a list of the registered voters in their respective precincts. It shall be the duty of the judges so receiving such list carefully to preserve such list for their use on election day and to designate two of their number at the opening of the polls to check the name of each registered voter voting in such precinct.

ONLY REGISTERED ELECTORS CAN VOTE.

[S. L. 1890, Ch. 80, Sec. 22.]

Sec. 265. No vote shall be received at any general or special election if the name of the person offering to vote be not on said register made as aforesaid in districts where registration is required.

CHALLENGE OF REGISTERED ELECTORS.

[S. L. 1890, Ch. 80, Sec. 22.]

Sec. 266. Any person may be challenged and the same oaths required as now are or hereafter may be prescribed by law touching the legality of the vote offered.

[S. L. 1890, Ch. 80, Sec. 22.]

CLERKS OF ELECTION SHALL MAKE LIST—WHEN.

Sec. 267. The clerks at each polling precinct where prior registration is not by law required, in addition to the duties now prescribed by law, shall enter on the poll list kept by them in columns prepared for that purpose, opposite the name of each person voting the same statement or minute heretofore required of the registry agents in making the registry.

[S. L. 1890, Ch. 80, Sec. 23.]

LISTS RETURNED BY JUDGES-PRESERVATION-PUBLIC.

Sec. 268. After the canvass of the votes the register so kept and checked as aforesaid shall be returned by the judges of election together with the poll lists and said register shall be retained and carefully preserved as a public record in the office of the county clerk. Such register at all times shall be open for public inspection at the office of the said county clerk without charge.

PAY OF REGISTRY AGENTS.

[S. L. 1890, Ch. 80, Sec. 24.]

Sec. 269. The said registry agents shall each receive the sum of three dollars per day for each day actually employed, to be paid out of the county treasury upon properly verified claims.

REGISTRY AGENTS-POWER-VACANCIES.

[S. L. 1890, Ch. 80, Sec. 25.]

Sec. 270. The said registry agents shall have and exercise the same power in preserving order at their meetings as are given to judges of election for preserving order on election day. All vacancies shall be filled by the board of county commissioners, if such board be in session in time, and if not, such vacancies shall be filled by the county clerk.

JUDGES EX-OFFICIO REGISTRY AGENTS-WHEN.

[S. L. 1890, Ch. 80, Sec. 26.]

Sec. 271. The judges of election of each election precinct in Wyoming in all districts where there were cast at the last preceding general election in each polling precinct in said district, as shown by the returns thereof, not more than fifty votes, shall be ex-officio registry agents for their respective precincts, and it shall be the duty of the county clerk of

each county, to furnish to the judges of election, if such polling precinct has by the returns of the last preceding general election shown to have polled not more than fifty votes, the same books, stationery, including black lead pencils for the purpose of marking ballots of electors, and none other shall be used for such purpose, and blank forms of affidavits and printed copies of the election law, as they are required to furnish to the registry agen's of such election districts on which registration is required before the day of election. It shall be the duty of the judges of election in the precincts where they are required to also act as registry agents, to register in the proper official register, each voter applying to vote in the manner prescribed by law for registration, prior to such voter being permitted to cast his ballot at such election.

ELECTION REGISTER-WHEN AND HOW KEPT.

[S. L. 1895, Ch. 118, Sec. 2.]

Sec. 272. The said judges of election as such ex-officio registry agents, shall require and see that the clerks of election register all electors voting, giving full particulars in the proper columns of the records prepared by them as by this chapter required. Except that in giving the residence of persons who do not live in cities or towns, the residence of the elector shall be given by legal sub-divisions of land, according to the United States government survey, where it is practicable to ascertain the

same.

[S. L. 1890-91, Ch. 100, Sec. 10.]

OATH OF ELECTOR VOTING ON ELECTION DAY-CORROBORATING ОАТН.

Sec. 273. Each person offering to vote on election day, shall, in precincts where prior registration is not required, take and subscribe the same oath as is required herein of persons applying to be registered. Such affidavit shall be administered by one of the judges of election without charge, and it shall be returned by the judges with the poll lists.

WHEN ELECTOR MAY VOTE.

[S. L. 1897, Ch. 54.]

Sec. 274. When a qualified elector applies to vote in precincts where prior registration is not required, he shall upon registering as hereinbefore provided, be entitled to vote, but not before.

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JUDGES OF ELECTION-APPOINTMENT OF-NOTICE.

Sec. 275. The board of county commissioners shall at the last regular session preceding any election-but if said regular session be within thirty days before the election, then a special meeting shall be calledappoint three capable and discreet persons possessing the qualifications of electors to act as judges of election, at each polling precinct, and the county clerk shall make out and deliver to the sheriff of the county immediately after the appointment of such judges a notice in writing di

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