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tional committeeman. A number of such candidates equal to the number of delegates to be elected and the number of presidential electors to be clected and the candidate for n 1tional committeeman, receiving, respectively, each for himself, the highest number of votes for such office or nomination, shall be declared elected. [1911, ch. 208.]

$ 2. On the eighth day after the election provided for herein, the county canvassing board shall meet as provided in section 582 of the revised codes of 1905, and shall canvass the returns in the manner now provided by law. The powers and duties of the board shall be the same in so far as applicable, as now are prescribed by law for canvassing the returns of other elections. [1911, ch. 208.]

Sec. 3. For the purpose of ascertaining the results of the election provided for in this act, the state canvassing board shall meet at the office of the secretary of state on the first Tuesday in May after such election and the secre; tary of state shall notify the other members of the board of canvassers of such meeting. [1911, ch. 208.]

§ 4. All persons desiring to be candidates for gates to the national convention of their party and all per, sons desiring to be candidates for presidential electors and for national committeemen of their party shall, not later than the first day in March of each year, when a presidential election will take place, file with the secretary of state their petitions, as provided herein. [1911, ch. 208.]

§ 5. It shall be the duty of the secretary of state immediately after the first day in March of each year in which a presidential election will take place, to prepare and print ballots, at the expense of the state, with the names of all candidates of each party for the offices named in this act. In printing such ballots the secretary of state shall be guided by the provisions of law now in force relating to the price paration and printing of ballots for general elections. provisions of the general election law applicable relating to the distinction of ballots, posting of sample ballots a n d of notices of the election shall apply to the distribution of ballots, posting of sample ballots and of notices of the election herein provided for, except as otherwise required herein. The secretary of state shall distribute the ballots among the county auditors, who in turn must deliver the same i o the inspectors of election in the voting precincts of the i r respective counties. Notices of the election provided for in shall be given in the manner prescribed by law for ing notices of city, village and township elections in cities, villages and townships and in any other pree i nacts,

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notice of the election shall be given as now provided by law for general elections. [1911, ch. 208.

§ 6. On the third Tuesday of March of every fourth year, when a presidential election is to be held, the menbers of the respective political parties shall express their choice for the election of the persons and officers named in this act, and whose names appear upon the ballot according to the provisions herein. Each elector shall be handed the ballot of the party with which he declares himself affiliated, or with which he may have registered at the last preceding registration or election, and such elector shall mark and vote the same in the manner provided herein. The polls shall be open during the same hours as at general elections herein provided for, in all cities, villages and civil townships the regular election officers thereof shall also act without further compensation as the election officers, and in unorganized townships and voting precincts outside of cities, villages and civil townships, the inspector and two judges of electon, who acted as such at the last general election, or those who have been or may be appointed to fiil such vacancies occurring in their offices, pursuant to law, shall act therein as the inspector and judges of election. In all matters not herein expressly otherwise provided for the provisions of any election law of this state, applicable to the case, shall govern. In every fourth year, when a presidential election is held, the time of all city elections shall take place on the third Tuesday in March, so as to conform to the provisions of this act, and in such event the city officers elected to office shall have until the second Tuesday in April in which to qualify for such office. [1911 ch. 208.]

§ 7. Every delegate to a national convention of a political party recognized as such organization by the laws of North Dakota, shall receive from the state treasurer the amount of his actual necessary traveling expenses, as his account may be audited and allowed by the secretary of state or state auditor, for actual attendance upon said convention, but not in any case to exceed $200.00 for one delegate. The election of such national delegates for political parties are not subject to the direct primary law shall be certified in like manner as nominations of candidates of such parties for election to public office. Every such delegate to a national convention which nominated candidates for president and vice president shall subscribe an oath of office that he will uphold the constitution and the laws of the United States and North Dakota, and that he will, as such officer and delegate, to the best of his judgment and abilty, faithfully carry out the wishes of his political party as expressed by the voters at said election. [1911, ch. 208.1

PUBLICATION OF CANDIDATES' NAMES BEFORE PRI

MARY ELECTION.

SECTION 1. CERTIFIED LISTS OF NOMINEES.] At least twenty-five days before any primary preceding a general election, the secretary of state shall transmit to each county auditor a certified list containing the names and post office addresses of each person for whom nomination papers have been filed in his office and entitled to be voted for at such primary, together with a designation of the office for which he is a candidate, and the party or principle he represents. 1911, ch. 209.]

$ 2. PUBLICATION OF NOTICES.] The auditor to whom such list is delivered shall forthwith upon the receipt thereof, publish under the proper party designation the title of each office, the names and addresses of all persons for whom nomination papers have been filed, both in his office and in the office of the secretary of state, giving the names and addresses of each, the date of the primary, the hours during which the polls will be opened, and that the primary will be held in the regular polling place in each precinct. It shall be the duty of such auditor to publish said notice once each week for at least two consecutive weeks prior to said primary in each official newspaper in the county. [1911, ch. 209.]

§ 3. POSTING OF NOTICES.] Such auditor shall also forthwith mail copies of such notices to each township and village clerk and inspector of elections in unorganized townships, and to each city auditor of his county, who shall immediately post copies of the same in at least three public places in each precinct in his town, city or village, designating therein the location of the polling places in each elec. tion precinct. [1911, ch. 209.]

CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT

§ 1. CONTRIBUTIONS FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES PROHIBITED. PENALTY.] No corporation doing business in this state shall, directly or indirectly, pay or use, or offer, consent or agree to pay or use any money, property, or anything of value for or in aid of any political party, committee or organization or for or in aid of any corporation or assocation organized or maintained for political purposes, or for or in aid of any candidate for political office, or for the nomination of such officer or for any political purpose whatsoever, or for the reimbursement or indemnification of any person for money or properly so used or for the purpose of influencing legislation of any kind. Any officer, director, stockholder, attorney, agent or representative of any corporation or association which violates any of the provisions of this act, who participates in, aids, abets or advises or consents to any such violation, and any person who solicits or knowingly receives any money or property in violation of this act, shall upon conviction thereof be punished by imprisonment in the state penitentiary for not more than one year, or a fine of not less ihan two hundred dollars nor more than five thousand dollars or both such fine and imprisonment, and any officer aiding or abetting in any contribution made in violation of this act, shall be liable to the company or association for the amount so contributed. (1907, ch. 58.]

§ 2. NO PERSON EXCUSED FROM TESTIFYING.] No person shall be excused from attending and testifying or producing any books, papers or other documents before any court or magistrate upon any investigation, proceeding or trial for a violation of any of the provisions of this act, upon the ground or for the reason that the testimony or evidence, documentary or otherwise, required of him may tend to incriminate or degrade him; but no person shall be prosecuted or subject to any penalty of foreifture for or on account of any transaction, matter or thing concerning which he may so testify or produce evidence, documentary or otherwise, and no testimony so given or produced shall be used against him upon any criminal investigation or proceedings. ]1907, ch. 58.]

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CORPORATION RESPONSIBLE ACTS OF OFFICER OR AGENT.] The violation of this act by any officer, employee, agent, attorney or other representative of a corporation shall be prima facie evidence of said violation by such corporation. [1907, ch. 58.]

PUNISHMENT FOR ADVISING VIOLATION OF ACT.] Any person or persons who shall aid, abet or advise a violation of the provisions of this act shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished as provided for in section one of this act. [1907, ch. 58.]

$ 5. PROSECUTION, WHERE BROUGHT.] Violations of this act may be prosecuted in the county where such payment or contribution is made, or in any county wherein such money or property has been paid or distributed. (1907, ch. 58.

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