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AMENDATORY AND SUPLEMENTAL (SUPPLEMENTAL) TO AN
ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT REGULATING ELECTIONS,”
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives
of Colorado Territory :
list of names of
Territory of names of list) as“
Sec. 1. It shall be the duty of the Adjutant General of the Territory, on For] before the first day of
June, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, and of each and Adjutant every year thereafter, to make a liste, [list] as nearly shall make perfect as practicable, of the names of all the electors,
residents of the Territory of Colorado, who shall then electors in be in the military service of the United States, which
name (names] shall be arranged in alphabetical order and said list shall give the rank of each of said electors in said service: if a regimental or staff officer, the number of the regiment to which he is 'attached, and if a line or non-commission [non-commmissioned officer, musician or private, the number of the regiment, battallion, squadron of cavalry or battery of artillery, and the letter of the company in such regiment, squadron or battery to which he belongs, and also, the county in the territory in whicn he reside
[resided). at the time of his enlistment. Said list shall To deliver be delivered by the Adjutant General to the Secretary
of the Territory, on or before the first day of June, 'eighteen hundred and sixty-five, and of each and every year hereafter, '
Sec. 2.. The Secretary of the Territory sball classefy [classify] and arainge [arrange the list
returned to him as aforesaid' and shall make therefrom Secretary seperate (separate] list [lists] of the eléctors belonging
to each regiment, battalion, squadron and battery from this Territory which shall then be in the cervice ser: vice] of the United States, and shall, on or before the
fifteenth day of June, eighteen [hundred]' and sixtyShall trans. five, and of each and every year thereafter, transmit by com: male [mail] or otherwise to the commanding officer of
each regiment, battalion and battery as aforesaid a list of electers [electors] belonging thereto, which said list
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Adjutani nlistment whicn has a
list to Sec retary of Territory
mit to com mander of . ragiment,
mit copy of
Duty of commandor
shall specify the name, residence and rank of eachi elector and to the company [tojo which he belongs/ if any, and also the county and district of officers for which said electors selector) is entitled to vote, i to- Shall trans, gether with a copy of this: 'acto either written or, this action printed, and in case any regiment in the field shall bet ne adharta devided [divided] and stationed in differant [different] places or localities, the commanding officer of such regiment shall, upon receiving from the Secretary of this Territory the list of the electors, in the regiment under his command, forthwith transmit to the officer Do having for the time being a portion or detachment of of togbubut? such regiment under his command, a list of the, electors belonging to such detachment or portion of such regiment, which said list shall be a transcript of the list furnished by the Secretary of this Territory 801 far as relates to the electors embrased [embraced] therein, and shall be sertified [certified] by the corat: mande [commander] of the regiment, and in any case any company or detachment of a company numbering over twenty-five men shall be detached for special service, for any time which shall include any day of election hereinafter provided for; it shall be the dutyi of the commander of the regiment, if an entire company, and of the.commander of the company, if ota portion of a company, to furnish: a list of such detachment transcribed and certified as aforesaid. - SEC. 3. Such electors so registered shall be fully entitled to vote for all territorial officers and district entitled to and county officers, under the provisions of this act, for which, by reason of their residing in the several counties of this territory, they would be authorized to vote and for no other, as fully and rightfully, as they would be entitled to vote [at] elections in the severali districts and counties in which they reside, and the vote so given by sueh electors at such time and i place shall be considered taken and held to have been giveni by them in the reslective [respective] countiès1 ofi which they are residents. : ..
13b bisa Sec. 4. On every day fixed by law of Congress 01) by the laws of this territory for holding any general election, an election shall be held under the provisions of this act, and a ballat (ballot] box or other suitiable (suitable) receptacle for votes shall be provided and shall rele, votes received from the electors whoes (whose] names are upon the aforesaid list, at each place where a regiment, detachment of a regiment, a battalion, squadrong
battery company, or detachment of a company núm. bering twenty-five men of Colorado soldiers may be stationed or encamped...!! !
";. . " SEC.5. Such election shol [shall] be held and such Sonlor 2... votes received under the supervigion and charge of havo charge the highest or senior officer of such regiment or parts of election,
of regiments hereinbefore designated, which said officers siiall, before opening said election, publicly take the following oath which should first be administered
by the sworn officer, who shall in turn be sworn by in
one of those already having taken the said oath, and
a Shall apar" said judge shall choose one non-commissioned officer
or private to act as the clerk of the election who shall Shall tako
likewise take the same oath, to-wit:!?"I, A. B., do solemly [solemnly] swear or (affirm that I will perform the duties or [of] judge (or clerk as 'the case may be), according to the law and the best of my abilitee, [ability) that I will studiously endever [endeavor] to prevent fraud, deceit, coerison scoercion and abuse in conducting the same.". One of the said judges 'shall receive the ballots of the electiors [electors) as presented, and deposit them in the box, which ballot shall have the name and office of the person voted for fairly written or printedon one piece of paper, and the name of each elictor [elector] voting'as afores said shall be checked at the time of voting, by one of the officers having charge of the ballot box, as afore
said, upon the list furnished, and at the same time the Clerk shall clerke Telerk] shall write the name of the person koop pou or
voting in a separate list kept by him; and the officer receving (receiving] said votes shall evercise due care Fand] deligence diligence] to prevent any soldier voting by mistake for any office except such as he is intitled entitled] to vote for, but no officer shall open or examine'any balot [ballotj before the same shall be deposited in the balot (ballot box';' said election shall be opened, when practicable, at eight o'clock in the morning of said day, or if not then, at such hour in said day as may be agread (agreed upon by the officers having the election in charge, and at leaste (least) an hour's notice shall be given before closing the same, and it shall remain open a sufficent length of time to enable the electors belonging to such regiment or parts of regiments, as aforesaid; to vote.
8E0. 6. When said electors shal} be duly chosen, the officers 'conducting it shall compare the list of the clerk with the regester (register) checked by the judge
Tand] đeligentake for any of but no officer
by mtitled) lot (ballot] bos eight to such the office
Election eball be opened, wben.
e form of retthe Secretary shaline of sol round
Inging to hit the fa for the pepo (here
and correct the same, and when such ballot shall have been counted the i officers conducting said election Judge shall shall make out and signe (sign) a certificate of the results result of said election attested by the clerk of said Clerk shulp election, which certificate shall be taken as evidence of the votes cast, and the commanding officer of such iegiment, battalion, squadron, battery or detachment, as a the case may be, shall seal up and forthwith transmit up and the same to the Secretary of the Territory, and the Secrotary. checked list and the list of the clerk shall be preserved as far as practicable in the archives of the regiment or various companies, :. !Miss it's, f} him !!" } ! SEC. 7. The form of return of votes to be made by the commanding officer to the Secretary shall be substancialy (substantially) as follows::. Return of sol. Former
return. :) diers vote in the (herein sirt (here insert) the regiment" or parts of regiments, and its camp or station:) I love cuidh hereby certify that on day of sou year the elect: ors belonging to the (here inser the regiment or portion of regiment) cast the following number of votes, respectavely (respectively) for the person hereinafter stated for the office designated, To (here inserte (insert) name, number of votes and office for which cast, and in like manner for each canidate (candidate) give the number in full boath (both) in figures and in writing against the name of each canidate (candidate) pursuing substantialy (substantially) the same form, specifying pertiçuarly (particularly) each countyoor district for which votes were cast, and the name of the person voted for.)". Said return shall be upon one piece of paper or upon differand (different) pieces of paper connected or fastened together. '?" Anne ve bu
Sec. 8. Any commanding officer or officers who shall neglect or refuse to make such return, as provided in this act, or shall make or cause to be made any pe
any neglect or false or fraudulent return of such votes, and any officer making who shall by command, intimidation, thereat (threat) returos or promise of advantage or preferment influence the vote of any soldier under his command, or in like manner endevor (endeavor) to induse (induće) any goldiers to refrain from voting for any perticular (particular) canidate (candidate) or canidates (candidates) for which he shall be entitled to vote, such officer shall forfeit the sum of one hundred dollars to the treasurer of the county in which the presicution (prosecution) may be commenst (commenced), and any act sol com mitted shall be so considered, taken, and held to have
when..dit within ou
been committed by such officer, within the jurisdiction Hlaun salut of this territory, and such officer shall be liable to be May ban progecuted for such offence before any Justice of (the) prangcuted, Peace in any county in this territory at any time
within one year after said officer shall return to this territory. i .
- SEC. 9. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of this I was Territory, upon the receipt of votes, as aforesaid, to butops":
transmit to the clerk (clerks) of the several counties of this territory such portion of the return of soldiers' votes as he shall have received affecting the election of officers in their county or district and the several persons whose duty it is to concars (canvass) the votes
given for county and district officers are hereby 10 #40" directed to wate (wait), before completing said canvars Caprabiors
(canvass) until fifty days from the time when such
Too Afy days. general county or special election may be held, unless
said votes are sooner received, and it is hereby made their duty, and they are directed to count the votes aforesaid from the certificate of election which shall have jbeen returned in the manner heretofore pre sçribed. .
SEC. 19. The territorial board of canvassers pro
vided by law in all cases, when it is made their duty by Territorial law to canyass the votes and certify the election of any
officers in these (this) territory, shall count and include votes given by the electors belonging to the regiments and parts of regiments and returned in the manner herein prescribed.
SEC. 11. That all acts and parts of acts inconRepealing clause,
sistant (inconsistent) with the provisions of this act be and the same are hereby repealed.
Approved February 10th, 1865.
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TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED “An ACT REGULATING - ELECTIONS, APPROVED No. (NOVEMBER) OTH, 1861.",
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives
Seg. 1. That the words "Members of the Council and House of Representatives of the Legislative Assembly, and,”: occurring in the fourteenth (14), fif