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declared to be elected; and for that purpose he may employ such

and so many messengers as he shall deem necessary. To be publisbed. Sec. 9. The determination and certificate of the Board of State 1b., § 52.

Canvassers in relation to the choice of Electors shall be published in the same manner as provided in relation to the certificates of the election of other officers.

SEC. 10. If any of the messengers shall be guilty of destroying Penalty on messengers and the certificates entrusted to their care, or willfully doing any act that feating due de. shall defeat the due delivery of them, as directed by this Chapter, livery of certifi

he shall be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary, at bard Ib., § 53.

labor, for a term not less than two, nor exceeding four years; and if any person shall be found guilty of taking away from any of the said messengers, either by force or in any other manner, any such certificates entrusted to his care, or of willfully doing any act that shall defeat the due delivery thereof, as directed by this Chapter, he shall be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary, at hard labor, for not less than two, nor exceeding four years.

Sec. 11. If any officer or messenger, on whom any duty is enPunishment for neglect or joined in this Chapter, shall be guilty of any willful neglect of such on part of officers duty, or of any corrupt conduct in the execution of the same, and Ib., & 51.

be thereof convicted, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprison

ment not exceeding one year. Compensation

SEC. 12. The messengers employed or appointed under this Chap

ter shall receive for their compensation twelve cents per mile for Ib., 255.

traveling, to be audited by the Comptroller General upon the certificate of the Secretary of State.

or messengers.

of messengers.

Of the Formation and Proceedings of the College of Electors.

Vacancies to he filled.

SEC. 13. The Electors of President and Vice President shall conMeeting of the Electoral College vene at the Capital, in some convenient place, on the day preceding

the first Wednesday in December after their election; and those of

them who shall be so assembled, at four o'clock in the afternoon of 21888, XIV, 111, that day, shall, immediately after that hour, proceed to fill, by ballot

and by plurality of votes, all vacancies in the Electoral College, occasioned by the death, refusal to serve, or neglect to attend at that hour, of any Elector, or occasioned by an equal number of votes having been given for two or more candidates.

Sec. 14. The Electoral College being thus completed, they shall

then choose a President and Secretary from their own body. Ib., 2.

SEC. 15. The Secretary of State shall prepare three lists of the cretary of State. names of the Electors, procure to the same the signature of the Gov

Ib., 23. ernor, affix thereto the seal of the State, and deliver them, thus

To choose President and Secretary.

Of duties of Se.

Vote hy ballot.

Certified lists of

to

signed and sealed, to the President of the College of Electors on or before the said first Wednesday in December.

Sec. 16. On the said first Wednesday in December, the Electors shall meet at some convenient place at the Capital, and then and Ib., % 4. there vote by ballot for President and Vice President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same State with themxlves. They shall nane in their ballots the persons voted for as . President, and, in distinct ballots, the persons voted for as Vice President.

Sec. 17. They shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice President, and of the candidates voted number of votes for each, which list they shall sign and certify; Ib., & 5. and, after annexing thereto one of the lists received from the Secretary of State, they shall seal up the same, certifying thereon that lists of the votes of this State for President and Vice President are contained therein. Sec. 18. The Electors shall then, by writing, under their hands,

To appoint or under the hands of a majority of them, appoint a person to take mlisen gere charge of the list so sealed up, and to deliver the same to the Presi- Ib., 26. dent of the Senate at the seat of Government of the United States before the first Wednesday in January then next ensuing.

Sec. 19. In case there shall be no President of the Senate at the seat of Goverynient on the arrival of the person entrusted with the

Ib., 87. lists of the votes of the Electors, then such person is required to deliver the lists of the votes in his custody into the office of the Secretary of State of the United States.

Sec. 20. The Electors are also required to forward forth with, by Duplicata copies the postoffice, to the President of the Senate of the United States, by mail.

Ib., % 8. at the seat of Government, and to deliver forth with to the Judge of the United States for the District of South Carolina, similar lists, signed, annexed, sealed up and certified in the manner aforesaid. Sec. 21. Every Elector of this State for the election of a Presi

Compensation. dent and Vice President of the United States, who shall attend at Ib., 9. any election of those officers, and give his vote at the time and place appointed by law, shall be entitled to receive for his attendance at such election, and for traveling to and from his place of residence, by the most usual route, the same sum as shall, at the time, be allowed by law to members of the General Assembly for their attendance and travel, to be paid in like manner.

Where to be delivered.

CHAPTER X.

OF THE ELECTION OF COUNTY OFFICERS.

Sec.
1. General election for Countr officers

on third Wednesday in October of
every second year.

SEC.
2. Governor to fill vacancies where

the unexpired term do s pot ex.
ceed one year, ani, when it does,
to call an election.

General elec.

October of every second year.

, 25.

Governor to fill vacancy in

SECTION 1. There shall be a general election for the election of tione ferocoonina the following County officers, to wit: Judge of Probate, County Wednesday in Commissioners and School Commissioner, held in each County on

the third Wednesday of October, Anno Domini one thousand eight 81: Constitution; hundred and seventy, and on the same day in every second year A: 625722 19, 20, thereafter; and for the election of Sheriff and Clerk of the Court

of Common Pleas on the third Wednesday of October, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two, and on the same day in every fourth year thereafter.

Sec. 2. That, in the event that a vacancy shall, at any time, occur any courty office in the office of County Commissioners, in any County of this state, pired term does whether from death, resignation, disqualification, or other cause, the year; and when Governor shall have full power to appoint some suitable person,

who, upon duly qualifying, according to law, shall be entitled to 1870, XIV; 374, enter upon and hold the office to which he has been appointed for XXI.514XX, the unexpired term of the former incumbent, and shall be subject ; XXXVII

to all of the duties and liabilities incident to said officer, during the term of his service in said office: Provided, That no such unexpired term for which an appointment is made shall, in any case, exceed one year.

If the vacancy exceeds one year, the Governor shall, by proclamation, call an election in the County, to be conducted according to law, to fill said vacancy.

it does to call an election.

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CHAPTER XI.

OF MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.

SEO.
1. Election to be held for officers of

citis and towns.
2. How conducted.
3. Registration of yters. Oath to be

taken by voters. 4 Disposition of registration books;

expenditures-how provided for.
5 Qualifications of voters,
6. wanagers to count votes and report

same to Mayor or Intendant, or
to Clerk of Court in case of their
absence.

SEC.
7. Annonncement of vote and declara.

tion of election.
8. Opening and closing polls, &c.
9, Oficers elected to he inducted into

office Monday following eltction. 10. Term of office. Oath administered ;

by whom. 11. Compensation of Managers. 12 Bar-rooms to be closed on election

day: Penalty for selling liquor on that day.

Election to be held for officers

cities and towns.

voters.

Oath to be

SECTION 1. That His Excellency the Governor shall order an election to be held on the second Tuesday of November, in the year of 1868, in all incorporated cities and towns of this State, for the elec

1868, XIV, 108, tion of all officers provided for by the charters of the said cities $1. and towns.

SEC. 2. The Managers of Election authorized and required to con- How condueted. duct the election herein provided for in Section one (1) of this

In., & 2. See

1868, XIV, 138 Chapter, are authorized to conduct all subsequent elections that may be ordered to be held in such cities and towns, until otherwise provided for by law.

SEC. 3. In order to secure the free expression of all persons Registration of qualified to vote, as hereinafter provided, the Managers of Election shall open their respective polling places for three (3) days next preceding the day fixed for the election herein provided for, commencing at 7 o'clock A. M., and closing at 5 o'clock P. M., each day, and shall, during these days, record the names of all qualified electors, and their place of residence, in a book to be furnished them by the Managers. All persons who present themselves for such registration shall, before their names are recorded, take the

taken by voters. following oath: “I , do solemnly swear (or affirm)

Ib., § 3, that I a

am a citizen of the United States; that I have been an inhabitant of this state for one year next preceding this day, and for the last sixty days a resident of this city, (town or village, as the case may be); that I reside in this ward, (or polling precinct.)

Sec. t. The Managers shall, immediately after the election, turn D sposition over the registration books to the Mayor or Intendant, who shall books.

Expenditures, cause the same to be put up in a safe and secure place. The Mana- how provided gers shall receive a sum of money to cover expenditures for books, stationery, &c., together with their pay, as herein allowed, from the Treasury of such city, town or village wherein such election is held.

Sec. 5. The qualifications of an elector shall be those required Qualifications by the Constitution, together with a residence of sixty days next

Ib., 4

See 2 preceding the election, within the corporate limits of the city or town, and that he has been duly registered in the ward or precinct in which he offers to vote.

Sec. 6. The Managers of Election shall, immediately after the closing of the polls, proceed to count the votes cast for each candi- count votes ani date, or person voted for, and make a statement or report thereof, Wayor or Intenin writing, sign, seal and transmit the same, in a sealed envelope, by Court, in case of one of their number, to the Mayor or Intendant of the city or town

Ib., § 5. wherein the election has been held. And, if there be no acting Mayor or Intendant in any such city or town, or in the absence of such Mayor or Intendant, the same shall be transmitted to the Clerk of Court for the County in which said city or town may be.

of

registration

for.

Ib.

of voters.

2, Art. 8, Con.

Managers to

their abu-nce

Announcement ot Vote and & claration election.

1).

Officers elected

day election.

Sec. 7. The Mayor or Intendant, or Clerk of Court, shall open of the report of said Managers, aggregate the same, if there be several,

and shall announce and publish the whole number of votes cast, and 1 8. C. Rep., 30. the whole number cast for each candidate, when the several candi

dates so found to have received the largest number of votes for the

offices for which they were voted for shall be declared duly elected. Opening and

SEC. 8. In all elections for city or town officers the polls shall be c!o» ny poils,&c. opened at 7 o'clock A. M., and kept open, during one day, at all the Ib., & 6.

polling precincts, and in various wards, and shall close at 5 P. M. Each ward in the city of Charleston shall constitute at least one polling precinct.

Sec. 9. The officers elected under the provisions of this Chapter toto bongo more shall, on taking the oath prescribed in the Constitution, be inducted

following into office on the Monday succeeding their election, and shall immeIb, 7. diately enter upon the discharge of their official duties.

Sec. 10. Said officers shall hold their offices up to the regular peaks had whoin time fixed by charter for the election of the same, and until their Ib., 8. successors are duly elected and qualified.

The oath of office may be administered by any officer of the State who is authorized by

law to administer the same. Compensation Sec. 11. The Managers of Election shall receive, as compensa

tion for their services, the sum of two dollars per day, for the time Ib., 9.

actually employed in such election, and, also, for the time employed in the registration of voters.

Sec. 12. All bar-rooms and drinking saloons in the town or city 19 be closed on where such election is held shall be closed on the days of election ; selling liquors

for and any person who shall sell to any person any intoxicating drinks

on the day of election shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on Ib., § 10.

conviction thereof, shall be fined in a sum not less than one hundred dollars nor more than three hundred dollars, or be imprisoned for a period not less than one month nor more than six months.

Term of office.

of Managers.

Bar-rooms

Penalty

on that day.

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