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Notice of meeting

recting lists.

of any necessary recess during said day. Said board. shall hear and decide upon all applications for the addition of names to or the erasure of names from said list, and shall perfect said list; and the clerk of said board shall, on or before the twenty-fourth day of January, A. D. 1863, transmit to the secretary of the state, by mail, a certified copy of said corrected and perfected list.

SEC. 4. The board of registration shall give notice of board, for cor- of the time and place of their meeting, to correct and perfect said lists, in the saine manner as they are now by law required to give notice of the time and place of holding their sessions to revise and correct the registry lists of the towns.

Lists of Hartford,
New Haven and
Middletown,-

perfected.

Secretary of state, to prepare

&c., in service.

SEC. 5. The respective duties of this act imposed upon the clerks of the board of registration, and upon how made and the boards of registration, shall, in the towns of Hartford, New Haven and Middletown, be performed by the registrars and the board of selectmen, respectively. SEC. 6. The secretary of state shall classify and arand transmit lists l'ange the lists returned to him as aforesaid, and shall to each regiment, make therefrom separate lists of the electors belonging to each regiment, battalion, squadron and battery from this state, which shall then be in the service of the United States, and shall, on or before the twenty-fourth day of February, A. D. 1863, transmit by mail, to the commanding officer of each regiment, battalion, squadron and battery as aforesaid, a list of the electors belonging thereto, which said list shall specify the name, residence and rank of each elector, and the company to which he belongs, if any, and shall also designate the town, county, congressional district, senatorial district and probate district, for officers of which each of said electors is entitled to vote.

Lists for detachments, to be

-made by com

.ments.

SEC. 7. In case any regiment in the field shall be divided and stationed in different places or localities, manders of regi- the commanding officer of such regiments shall, upon receiving from the secretary of state the list of the electors in the regiment under his command, forthwith transmit to the officer having for the time being a portion or detachment of such regiment under his command, a list of the electors belonging to said detachment or portion of said regiment, which list shall be a transcript of said list furnished by the secretary of state, so far as relates to the electors to be embraced

therein, and shall be certified by the commanding officer of said regiment.

in military ser

ceived.

SEC. 8. On the first Monday of April, A. D. 1863, Votes of electors ballot boxes, or other suitable receptacles for votes, vice, when and shall be opened, and votes received from the electors how to be rewhose names are upon said lists, at each place where a regiment, detachment of a regiment, a battalion, squad. ron or battery of Connecticut soldiers in the service of the United States, may be on that day, at which time and place the electors, whose names are upon said list, belonging to such regiment, detachment, battalion, squadron or battery, shall be entitled to vote for all officers, for which, by reason of their residence in the several towns in this state, they are authorized to vote, as fully as they would be entitled to vote at the electors' meetings of the several towns in which they reside. And the votes so given by such electors, at such time and place, shall be considered taken and held to have been given by them in the respective towns of which they are residents. Such ballot boxes or other receptacles for votes shall be opened, and said votes received, under the supervision and charge of the three highest or senior officers in command of such By whom. regiment, detachment, battalion, squadron and battery; in one of which shall be deposited, by said electors, ballots for state officers, members of congress, senators, sheriffs and judges of probate, which ballots shall have the name and office of the persons voted for, for governor, lieutenant-governor, treasurer, secretary, comptroller, member of congress, sheriff, senator and judge of probate, fairly written or printed on one piece of paper, and in the other shall be deposited the ballots for representatives in the general assembly, each ballot to state the town which the person or persons voted for as representatives are to represent.

to be checked.

The name of each elector voting as aforesaid shall Names of voters, be checked at the time of voting by one of the officers having charge of the boxes as aforesaid, upon the lists furnished as aforesaid, and the officers receiving said votes shall exercise due care and diligence to prevent any soldier voting by mistake for any officer except such as he is entitled to vote for; but no officer shall open or examine any ballot before the same shall be deposited in the ballot box. All ballots for members

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Ballot-boxes,
when to be open-
ed, &c.

Votes, to be
counted.

Check-list and

ballots, with du-
plicate returns,

retary of state.

of congress, sheriffs, senators and judges of probate shall state upon such ballot the number of the congressional or senatorial district, and the name of the county or probate district, for which respectively said officers are voted for. Said boxes shall be opened, if practicable, at nine o'clock in the morning of said day, or if not then, at such hour in said day as may be agreed upon by the officer whose duty it is to open the same, and shall remain open a sufficient length of time to enable the electors belonging to said regiment, detachment, battalion, squadron or battery, to vote; and one hour's notice shall be publicly given by the commanding officer before closing said boxes; and when said boxes shall have been closed, the votes shall be as soon as possible thereafter counted by the officers having charge of said ballot boxes, or persons by them appointed.

SEC. 9. When said votes shall have been counted, all the ballots cast, together with the voting list checked to be sent to sec- as aforesaid, shall be sealed up by the commanding officer, and be by him forthwith transmitted by mail to the secretary of state, at Hartford, and said commanding officer shall also make out and certify duplicate returns of the votes given according to the forms hereinafter prescribed, seal up and forthwith transmit the same, by separate mails, to the secretary of state, at : Hartford.

Form of returns.

SEC. 10. The form of returns of votes to be made by said commanding officers to the secretary of state shall be as follows, viz:

Return of Soldiers' Votes in the (here insert the regiment, detachment, battalion, squadron, or battery.)

I hereby certify that on the first Monday of April, A. D. 1863, the electors belonging to the (here insert the regiment, detachment, battalion, squadron, or battery,) cast the following number of votes respectively for the several persons hereinafter stated, for the offices designated, viz:

For Governor.

Names.

For Lieutenant-Governor.

Number of votes for each person voted for written in full, and also in figures against the names of each person.

Number of votes as above.

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Names.

For Treasurer.

Number of votes as above.

Names.

For Secretary.

Names.

For Comptroller.

Names.

For Member of Congress, 1st Con-
gressional District.
Names.

For Member of Congress, 2d Con-
gressional District.
Names.

For Member of Congress, 3d Con-
gressional District.
Names.

For Member of Congress, 4th Con-
gressional District.
Names.

For Senators,

Specifying particularly each senatorial district for senators of which votes are cast, and the names of the persons voted for.

For Sheriff. Specifying particularly each county for sheriff of which votes are cast and the names of the persons voted for.

For Judges of Probate, Specifying particularly each district for judge of which votes are cast, and the names of the persons voted for.

For Representatives in the General
Assembly,
Specifying particularly each town
for representatives of which
voters are cast, and the names
of the persons voted for.

Attest.

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Number of votes as above.

Number of votes as above.

Number of votes as above.

Number of votes as above.

Number of votes as above.

Number of votes as above.

Number of votes as above.

Number of votes as above.

A. B., commanding officer of (regi-
ment, detachment, battalion,
squadron or battery,) as the case
may be.

Said returns shall be made upon one piece of paper, Returns how to or upon different pieces of paper connected or fastened be made. together; and it is hereby made the duty of the secre

nished.

Blanks to be fur- tary of state to prepare and furnish to the commanding officers aforesaid, proper and sufficient printed blanks for said returns.

Penalty for refu

sal or neglect of

trol or influence voting..

SEC. 11. Any commanding officer who shall negofficers, and for lect or refuse to make such return of votes as is proattempt to con- vided in the ninth and tenth sections of this act, or who shall make a false or fraudulent return of such votes, and any officer who shall, by commands, threats, or promises of any advantage or preferment, or in any other improper manner, endeavor to control or influence the vote of any soldier under his command or control, or, in like manner, endeavor to prevent or induce any soldier to refrain from voting for any particular candidate or candidates for whom such soldier has a right to vote, as provided in this act, such officer shall forfeit for every such offence the sum of fifty dollars, one-half to him who shall prosecute to effect, and the other half to the treasury of the town in which prosecution for said offence shall be commenced. And any act so committed shall be considered, taken and held to have been committed by such officer within the jurisdiction of this state; and such officer shall be liable to be prosecuted for such offence before any justice of the peace in any town in this state, at any time within one year after such officer shall return to reside in this state. And if satisfactory evidence shall be presented to the governor of this state, that any officer has been guilty of any of the offences specified in this act, it shall be the duty of the governor immediately to cause the commission of such officer to be revoked, and such officer shall not thereafter receive any other commission in the military service of this State.

Votes for representatives, in the

how to be count

ed:

SEC. 12. At the electors' meeting of the several several towns, towns in this state, to be held on the first Monday in ed and return. April, A. D. 1863, the presiding officer shall publicly declare before the adjournment of said meeting, the number of votes given for each person for representative in the general assembly, but shall not declare any person to be elected to said office, any law to the contrary notwithstanding, and shall not make return to the secretary of state that any person has been elected such representative; and the presiding officer shall make, certify, seal and return triplicate lists of

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