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umn headed "name of voter," and as many additional columns as there are boxes kept at the election. The heading of the additional columns shall correspond respectively with the names and numbers of the boxes so kept.

SEC. 36. The poll-books referred to in the preceding section shall be in the form as follows:

Form of poll book.

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Entries, how made.

The residence of each elector voting shall be entered by each poll clerk in the column of his polllist headed “residence,” and the name of each such elector in the column headed "name of voter," and opposite the residence the name of any such elector in each additional column provided for in the preceding section and corresponding in its heading with the name and number of a box in which a ballot of the elector shall have been deposited, shall be written a check or mark similar the letter V and in each such additional column corresponding in its heading with the name and number of box in which no ballot of the elector shall have been deposited shall be written the word “no.” In the column of "remarks,” opposite the name of each

person challenged, shall be noted the oath or oaths of, fered and taken by any such person,

Sec. 37. As soon as the polls of an election Connect how shall have been finally closed, the judges of election, in their several election districts, shall immediately, and at the place of the poll, proceed to canvass the votes. Such canyass shall be public and shall not be adjourned or postponed until it shall have been fully completed and the several statements hereinafter required to be made by the judges shall have been made out and signed by them. No vote shall be received, nor shall any ballot be counted or canvassed, nor shall any statement of votes, announcement, or proclamation, in this chapter required, be made at any time when the main entrance to the room in which the election is held shall be closed in such a manner as to prevent ingress and egress, but the said judges may station one or more officers at such entrance to exclude disorderly persons; nor shall any such duties be performed unless at least six persons, if so many claim that privilege, are allowed to be so near that they can see whether the duties of the said judges are faithfully performed. Each candidate for any office to be filled at the election may, by a certificate in writing signed by him designate one person for each election district in which he is a candidate to be present at the canvass of the ballots containing the names of the persons designated for that office. The judges of election and the police or other officers attending at such election district specified in said certificate, shall make a passage for such person to the said judges, and the said judges shall permit him to be present at the

present and

Poll lists shall agree.

canvass of all the ballots in the box containing the ballots for the office specified in the said certificate, and so near to them that he can see that such canvass, and the statement required of the votes found in each box, are correctly made. And no judges of election, or board of judges or police or other officer, shall allow such person to be molested or removed during the canvass of such ballots, or until such statement has been made, completed and signed, unless he shall be personally guilty of fraudulent or disorderly conduct.

SEC. 38. The canvass shall commence by a comparison of the poll-list, from the commencement, and a correction of any mistakes that may be found therein, and such comparison shall be continued until the poll-lists agree as to the number of ballots deposited in each box; when they have been made to agree, one of the judges shall publicly announce in a loud voice, the number of ballots deposited in each box as shown by the poll-lists.

SEC. 39. The boxes shall then be opened, and the ballots therein canvassed, in the order prescribed in this section, and the canvass of the ballots found in one box shall be completed before another box is opened. The boxes shall be canvassed in the following order:

1. President.
2. State.
3. Congress.
4. Legislature.
5. City
6. Judiciary.
7. Local.

Order of canvassing the boxes.

stroyed, when.

SEC. 40. When the box is opened, the ballots Ballots de contained therein shall be taken out and counted unopened, except so far as to ascertain that each ballot is single. If two or more ballots shall be found so folded together as to present the appearance of a single ballot, they shall be destroyed, if the whole number of ballots exceed the whole number of votes, as shown by the poll-lists and not otherwise.

SEC. 41. No ballot properly endorsed, found in Ballots found a box different from that designated by its indorsement, shall be rejected, but shall be counted in the same manner as if found in the box designated by such indorsement; provided that the counting of such ballot or ballots shall not produce an excess over the number of ballots deposited in the box, as shown by the poll-lists.

Sec. 42. If a greater number of ballots shall Excessive balbe found in a box than is required by the corres-how. pondent columns of the poll-list, all the ballots shall be replaced in the box, and one of the said judges to be designated by the board, shall, without seeing the same, and with his back to the box, publicly draw out and destroy as many ballots unopened as shall be equal to such excess.

SEC. 43. The board shall then proceed to can-Method to be vass and estimate the votes in the following manner: ballots.

The said judges shall open the ballots, and place those which contain the same names together, so that the several kinds shall be in separate piles or on separate files. One of the said judges shall then take the kind of ballots which appears to be

lots shall be destroyed,

the greatest in number and count them by tens, carefully examining each name on each of said ballots. Such judges shall then pass the ten ballots to the inspector sitting next to him, who shall count them in the same manner, and he shall pass them to the third judge, who shall also count them in the same manner. The third judge shall then call the names of the persons named in the ballots, and the offices for which they are designated, and the poll clerk shall tally the votes for each of such persons. The fourth judge shall watch the proceedings of the other judges and the poll clerks, and at his option may perform the same duties in respect to the canvass as are prescribed for the third judge, or, in case of the absence of the poll clerk, may perform his duties. When the counting of each kind of ballots shall be completed, the poll clerks shall compare their tallies together and ascertain the total number of ballots of that kind so canvassed, and when they agree upon the number, one of them shall announce it, in a loud voice to the judges. The kind of ballots which appear to be next greatest in number, and afterwards each of the other kind of ballots in succession shall then be canvassed in the same manner. The ballots containing names partly from one kind of ballots and partly from another, being those usually called split tickets, and those from which the name of a person proper to be voted for on such ballots has been omitted or erased, usually called scratched tickets, shall then be canvassed separately by one of the judges sitting between two of the other judges,

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