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of the electors of such town participate in such (aucus.

SECTION 3. The term caucus, as used in this act, shall be understood to be an authorized assemblage of voters making nominations for town offices in the same manner as has heretofore pre

vailed. Certificate

SECTION 4. Certificates of nomination and of nomination.

filing of individual nominations, shall be filed with the county clerk, not more than fifteen nor

less than seven days before such election. Nominations SECTION 5. At least three days before the to be pub lished. election, the county clerk shall cause to be pub

lished the nominations for town offices [officers] certified to or filed with him, in one weekly newspaper published at the county seat if there be a paper there published, and if not then in some other newspaper in the county; the county clerk shall also cause to be published, the nominations for any town other than the county seat in a

newspaper published in such town if there be one. Election, when SECTION 6. The inspectors and officers of peuded. election may suspend the election at and for such

limited times during election day, as may be netessary to transact such business, other than election of town officers, as is now authorized by law.

SECTION 7. All provisions of law in conflict with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

SECTION 8. This act shall take effect and he in force, from and after its passage and publication.

Approved May 3, 1899.

may be sus

No. 516, A.]

[Published May 9, 1899.

CHAPTER 340.

AN ACT to amend section one of chapter 351

laws of 1887, entitled an act to amend the act
entitled "an act to incorporate the Lisbon and
Milwaukee Plank Road company” etc.

portion.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section one of chapter 351 laws Amending of 1887 is hereby amended by adding thereto the following viz: “and for the purpose of connect. ing that portion of its road in the northwest quarter (1) of section twenty-five (25) town seven (7) range twenty-one (21) east, in Milwaukee county with any part or portion of its road in the northeast quarter (1) of said section, which may be hereafter changed in its location, are hereby authorized and empowered to locate and construct the same upon any public highways between the termini of its road in said northwest and northeast quarters of said section twenty-five (25) so that when so amended said section one (1) will read as follows: Section one. The Madison, Watertown and Milwaukee Plank Road company, for the purpose of changing the location of any part or portion of their road through Hawley's sub-division and through Dousman's subdivision in the second ward of the city of Milwaukee, are hereby authorized and empowered Highways to discontinue any portions thereof; and to re- be used. locate and construct the same upon any public highways in said subdivisions between the termini of the portions so discontinued; provided however, that this act shall not apply to that part of said plank road lying between Washington avenue (Twenty-seventh street) and Queen Ann place (Twenty-ninth street) in the fifteenth ward of the city of Milwaukee, but that part of

authorized to

the roadway of the said plank road between the points designated, shall not be vacated, and the same shall be and remain a public highway forever, and for the purpose of connecting that portion of its road in the northwest quarter () of section twenty-five (25) town seven (7) range twenty-one (21) east, in Milwaukee county, with any part or portion of its road in the northeast quarter (1) of said section which may be hereafter changed in its location, are hereby authorized and empowered to locate and construct the same upon any public highways between the termini of its road in said northwest and northeast quarters of said section twenty-five (25).

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be ir force, from and after its passage and publication.

Approved May 3, 1899.

No. 126, 1.)

[Published May 8, 1899.

CHAPTER 341.

1899 c 341 119 54

AN ACT relating to caucuses, and amending sec

tions 11a to section 11i inclusive, of chapter 5, of the Wisconsin statutes of 1898.

All caucuses
10 be held
under pro
visions of act.

SECTION 1. (aucuses and meetings of political parties, held for the purpose of nominating candidates or choosing delegates to assemble in convention to nominate any person for any public office, to be voted for at any general, judicial or municipal election held in all cities, towns and villages in this state, except in counties having a population of two hundred thousand or more, whether operating under the general or special charter and all meetings for nominating candidates or choosing delegates to conventions to nominate candidates to be voted for at such elee

defined.

with county

tions, commonly called caucuses unless held under the provisions of this act, are hereby declared to be unlawful, and no political party shall have its political ticket placed upon the official ballot, or canvassed at such election, unless the nomination of its candidates are made in accordance with the provisions of this act. The meetings of Cancuses electors in any town, village or ward, held for the purpose of nominating candidates or electing delegates as aforesaid, are hereby defined as caucuses and declared to be such. In all cases wherein this act shall apply, the caucuses in cities or villages for a political party in the precincts of a county, shall be called for said one county and held on the same day, and in cities said caucuses shall be held during the same hours, but no caucuses shall be held open for less than one hour. SECTION 2. Every political party desiring to Political

parties to file nominate candidates to be voted for at any elec- organization tion as hereinbefore provided, shall file with the clerk. city or county clerk, the name of the chairman and secretary of the county or city committee of such political party, who shall be electors of such county or city, and shall have been elected by the county or city convention, called for the purpose of nominating candidates to be voted for in said county or city or at any such election, and the names of such ofhcers of the county or city committee shall be embodied in the nomination papers filed with the county or city clerk, certifying the nomination of candidates, and the teria of office of such officers of the county or city committee shall commence immediately after such nomination papers have been filed. The respect to determine ive county or city committees shall determine the date of day and place when and where the conventions of the political party it represents shall be held, and also the day upon which the caucuses of such political party shall be held for each' town, village and ward, and the number of delegates which shall represent each town, village or ward at such convention apportioned in such manner as pro

caucuses.

vided by the several county or city committees and shall also designate the officers for which candidates shall be nominated at such caucus; and such committee shall also designate all offices for which, according to law, candidates are

to be voted for at the next ensuing election. Authority of committee to

SECTION 3. The county or city committee shall filcacancies have authority to fill all vacancies in said com

mittee, caused by resignation or otherwise, and the county or city clerk shall at once be notified by the chairman and secretary of the committee of all such changes. The county or city committee shall be composed of a chairman, secretary and one member for each ward, town or village. The county or city committee may also provide for the election of a treasurer and an assistant secretary, and for the appointment by the chairman, of an executive committee composed of five. electors, who, together with the chairman, secretary and treasurer, shall constitute the executive

committee. Notice of SECTION 4. Whenever the several county or published. city committees shall determine on the day

and time of holding such caucuses, the chairman of each of such committees, represent. ing his political party, may cause published, at least ten days before the day of such cancus, in at least one daily newspaper, if nominations are to be made, to be voted for at municipal elections, provided there be such a daily newspaper published in said city, if not then in a weekly newspaper, and if for general elections, in two newspapers published in the county, a notice stating the time and place where such caucuses and conventions will be held. In towns where no newspapers are published, notices for caucuses shall be posted in three public places at least ten days before the day of holding such

caucuses. Qualification SECTION 5. No person shall vote or offer to

vote more than once for any candidate or dele gate or set of delegates in any one (all(us, nor in any caucus held in any can cus district in which he shall not at the

caucus to be

to be

of voter at a caucus.

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