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which judge shall call each name to the poll clerks, and the office for which it is designated, the other judges looking at the same time, and the poll clerks making note of the same. When all the ballots found in the box have been canvassed in this manner, the poll clerks shall compare their tallies together and ascertain the total number of votes received by each candidate and when they agree upon the numbers, one of them shall announce, in a loud voice, to the judges the number of votes received by each candidate, on each of the kinds of ballots containing his name, the number received by him on the split and scratched tickets, and the total number of votes received by him. If, after the ballots in any box have been opened or canvassed, the whole number of them shall be found to exceed the whole number of votes required by the corresponding columns of the poll-lists, the said inspector shall return all the ballots into the box, and shall thoroughly mingle the same, and one of the judges, to be designated by the board shall, without seeing the same and with his back to the box, publicly draw out of such box so many of such ballots as shall be equal to the excess, which shall be forthwith destroyed; but if the ballots have been canvassed, the votes for the persons named therein shall first be deducted from the votes entered for such person on the tallies.

SEC. 44. The canvass of the ballots found in Ballots shall any box shall be completed by ascertaining how many ballots of the same kind corresponding in respect to the names of the persons thereon and

be classified.

How returned.

the offices for which they are designated, have been received; and the result being found, the said judges shall securely paste or attach to each statement of such canvass thereinafter directed to be made one ballot of each kind found to have been given for the officers to be chosen at said elections; and they shall state in words at full length immediately opposite such ballots, and written partly on such ballot and partly on the paper to which it shall be pasted or attached, the whole number of all the ballots that were received which correspond with the one so pasted or attached, so that one of each kind of the ballots received at such election for the officers then to be chosen shall be pasted or attached to such statement of such canvass. If only one ballot to any kind shall be found in the box, it shall be pasted or attached to the statement to be delivered to the clerk of the city council, and if only two ballots of any kind are found in the box, one shall be pasted or attached to the statement to be delivered to the clerk of the city. council and the other to the statement to be delivered to the county clerk by the clerk of the city council They shall also paste or attach all the ballots rejected by them as being defective in whole or in part, to the statement to be delivered to the clerk

of the city council. Proclamation SEC. 45. When the canvass of the ballots found

in any box shall have been completed, and the poll clerks shall have announced to the judges the total number of votes received by each candidate, the chairman of the board of judges of election, or

of result of canvass.

clerk of city

in his absence the inspector acting as such, shall proclaim in a loud voice the total number of votes received by each of the persons voted for upon the ballots found in that box, and the office for which they are designed, and such proclamation shall be prima facie evidence of the result of the canvass of such ballots,

Sec. 46. The judges shall immediately after Howtranssuch proclamation deliver to a patrolman on duty counci. at the polling places a statement subscribed with their names, which shall be forthwith conveyed by the said patrolman to the police headquarters where the polling is located; and the captain or sergeant or other officer in charge shall immediately transmit, by telegraph or otherwise, the result of such statement to the clerk of the city council. Such statement shall contain the total number of votes in such ballot box, and the number of votes found therein for each and every candidate. The captain or sergeant in command shall immediately deliver said statement to the clerk of the city council, whose duty it shall be to file and preserve the

same.

statements, contents.

Sec. 47. The said judges shall make triplicate Triplicate statements of the result of the canvass and the estimate of the votes. Each of the statements shall contain a caption, stating the day on which, and the number of the election district, and precinct, and the city and county in relation to which such statement shall be made, and the time of opening and closing the polls of such election district. It shall also contain a statement showing the whole

Method of sealing and to whose sent.

number of votes given for each person, designating the office for which they were given, which statement shall be written, or partially written and partially printed, in words at length; and at the end thereof a certificate that such statement is correct in all respects; which certificate and each sheet of

paper forming part of the statement shall be subscribed by the said judges and poll clerks. If any judges or poll clerk shall decline to sign any return, he shall state his reasons therefor in writing, and a copy thereof signed by him shall be inclosed with each return. Each of the statements shall be inclosed in an envelope, which shall then be securely sealed with wax, and each of the judges and each of the poll clerks shall write his name across every fold at which the envelope, if unfastened, could be opened, and across the seals thereon. One of the envelopes shall be directed on the outside to the clerk of the city council, another to the county clerk, and the third to the mayor. Each set of tallies shall also be inclosed, securely sealed, and signed in like manner, and one of the envelopes shall be directed on the outside to the clerk of the city council, and the other to the mayor. On the outside of every envelope shall be endorsed whether it contains the statement or the tallies, and for what election, and of what precinct or ward.

At any election other than municipal election a similar set of tallies, enclosed, sealed, and signed in like manner, shall be directed to the county clerk.

list, where and

Sec. 48. Within twenty-four hours after the Delivery of several statements shall have been subscribed, one of the said judges shall deliver to the clerk of the city council the statement directed to him; another judge shall deliver to the county clerk the statement directed to him; and a third judge shall deliver to the mayor the statement directed to him. One of the poll clerks shall deliver to the mayor the tallies directed to him, and the other poll clerk shall deliver to the city clerk the tallies directed to him, and to the county clerk in accordance with the provisions of this act.

SEC. 49. The poll list kept at such election Poll clerks shall be certified in writing by both poll clerks to when. be a true and correct list of the vote cast at the said election in their respective election districts, and within twenty-four hours of the close of the canvass shall be filed by such poll clerks, the one in the office of the county clerk, the other in the office of the clerk of the city council, and shall be there preserved.

SEC. 50. The remaining ballots not so pasted or Remaining attached to said statements, as hereinbefore provided, shall be destroyed, and the board of judges shall be dissolved.

SEC. 51. In case any officer to whom any of who may dethe papers in the preceding sections are directed to register, or be delivered shall be absent from his office, the same may be delivered to the person authorized in such case to attend to his official duties, and the officer or person to whom any envelopes containing any statement or tally, or to whom any register or

billots destroyed,

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