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An Act to Regulate Elections.
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APPROVED APRIL 4TH, 1898.

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

Times and Places of Elections.

I. On the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November in each year, an election shall be held in each county, to elect for such county such a number of perSons to be members of the general assembly as such county shall be entitled to elect; which election shall be known as the general election.

2. All municipal, local or charter elections shall continue to be held on the days heretofore fixed or established by, or pursuant to, any law of this state applicable thereto. (See sections 238 and 294.)

3. On the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred, and in each fourth year thereafter, an election shall be held to elect such a number of persons to be electors of president and vice-president of the United States as this state shall be entitled to elect or appoint; each of whom shall be a male citizen of the United States, of the age of twenty-five years or upwards, and an inhabitant of this state, and shall have been a citizen of the United States seven years next preceding such election.

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Date of
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Assemblymen elected.

Dates of local elections.

Election of presidential electors.

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- ELECTIONS.

4. In all elections the polls shall open at six o'clock in the morning and close at seven o'clock in the evening, and shall be kept open during the whole day of election, between the hours aforesaid; provided, the board of election may adjourn such election from one o'clock until two o'clock in the afternoon, or for such shorter time, between those hours, as they shall see fit. 5. The secretary of state shall, between the first day of August and the first day of September, in every year wherein electors of president and vice-president of the United States, members of the house of representatives, a governor or senator for any county, or any of them, are to be elected, direct and cause to be delivered to the clerk of the county, wherein any such election is to be held, a notice stating that such officer or officers are to be elected at the ensuing election; and the clerk of such county shall, within fifteen days after the receipt of the said notice, cause a copy of the same, certified under his hand to be true and correct, to be delivered to the clerk of each township, city or other municipality in said county. 6. The sheriffs and coroners shall be elected by the people of their respective counties at the general election once in every three years; and the clerks, registers of deeds and surrogates of counties shall be elected by the people of their respective counties, at the general election, once in every five years; and it shall be the duty of the clerk of every county, between the first day of August and the first day of September, immediately preceding the expiration of the term of office of any such officer, to direct and cause to be delivered to the clerk of each township, city or other municipality in said county, a notice that such officer or officers, as the case may be, will be chosen at the ensuing election. 7. The clerk of every township, city or other municipality shall, at least eight days prior to and within thirty days next preceding the day of election, put up, or cause to be put up, an advertisement in at least five of the most public places within such township, city or municipality, which advertisement shall make known the time, place and purpose of holding such election, and the office or offices to be filled thereat, and shall be signed by such clerk.

8. The clerk of every township, city or other municipality shall, prior to the date of the first meeting of the board of registry and election, procure for each election district in his township, city or municipality, a suitable room in which said board shall meet to make and revise the register of voters, and also to hold the election; and said clerk shall immediately notify said board of the location of such room; and if any such clerk shall omit to procure such room, then the meetings of such board and such election shall be held at such place as a majority of such board shall designate; if, in the judgment of said clerk, it shall be inadvisable to hold the election in the place designated for holding the meeting of the board of registry, then it shall be lawful for such clerk to designate another place for holding such election, or to cause a building to be constructed in the street outside the curb line immediately in front of, or as near as possible to, the place of meeting of such registry board, in which to hold such election; provided, no election shall be held in any building in which is located or maintained any inn or tavern or saloon where intoxicating liquors are licensed to be sold.

Election Districts.

9. When at any election more than six hundred votes shall be or shall have been cast in any election district,

such district shall forthwith be divided by the township .

committee or mayor and common council or other governing body of the municipality containing the same into two or more election districts, or in lieu thereof,

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Election districts divided or re-adjusted, when and ow.

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