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subject to the same liability in all respects as a per- . son making affidavit under the provisions of the next following clause of this section.
Secondly--When a legal voter being registered and also a householder in such ward, township, or precinct, and known as such by one or more of such Judges, or person, acting on such Board of Registry, or proven to be such by affidavit of some known householder, registered in such ward, township, or precinct, in similar form to that herein following, shall make affidavit in substance as follows. The blanks therein filled with the proper names, dates, places, and numbers, as the case may require, and such affidavit shall show that the person so offering to vote is, or will be by the day of election next ensuing, in all respects a legal voter in such ward or precinct :
-, do solemnly swear in the presence of the ever living God, that I am a resident Oatlı. and householder in - ---ward (precinct), in the County of ----, Territory of Colorado, and that I well know — — who aims to be regis. tered as a legal voter in said--ward (precinct), and I know that he has resided in the Territory of Colorado during — months last past, and has resided in said ward during — days læst past, and still resides therein, and his qilace of residence is at No. — - strect (on — of section No. in said (ward) — - (precinct), and I believe him to be of lawful age.
Sec. 19. Every Judge of Elections, or person, act-, ing as such on any Board of Registry who wilfully lawful registra. sets his name on the registry list opposite the name of any voter registered on such list not knowing him to be a legal voter in the ward, or precinct, where such registry is made, shall be guilty of a high misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be fined in a sum not less than one hundred (100) dol
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Penalty for making false aindavit.
lars, nor more than three hundred (300) dollars, or imprisoned in the County jail not less than five (5), nor more than twenty (20) days, or may be punished by both such fine and imprisonment.
Sec. 20. Every Judge of Election, or person, acting as such on any Board of Registry, who shall willfully set his name on the registry roll opposite the nanie of any voter registered on such list, knowing lim to be not legally entitled to be registered upon such list, shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, andi, upon conviction thereof, shall be puished by fine of not less than three hundred (300) dollars, nor more than one thousani (1,000) dollars ; or be imprisoned not less than thirty (30) days, nor more than ninety (90) days, or may be punished by loth such fine and imprisonment.
Sec. 21. If any person shall make an affidavit as provided in section two (2) hereof for the purpose of causing the name of any person to be registerell in any ward or precinct in this Territory, and shall in such affiılavit state falsely the name of such person to be registered, or the fact of his having resiileil in such precinct or ward a sufficient length of time to entitle him to be so registered, or the place of his artual habitation or residence, or the fact of his age or of his residence within a sufficient time to entitle him to be registered, the person so making a false affidavit shall be deemed guilty of :: willtul and corrupt perjury, and on conviction shall be punished arcordingly.
SEC. 22. Every person who shall procure his owi Penalty for r. name, or the name of any other person, to be regi:iseende tontererl on the list of registereil voters called the revis.
try list, in any ward or voting precinct in this Ter. ritory, in whiclı any clection is, or may be, by layı authorized to be hell, and in which ward or precinct such person shall not be at the time of such registry entitled to be registered in such ward or roting pre
istering person not entitled to Vote and entering fictitious
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cinct, and in such case such person would become a legal voter by lapse of time on or before the next ensuing election to be held in such ward or precinct, or if any person shall procure or attempt to procure to be registered in any ward or voting precinct, any fictitious name, as the name of any person entitled to be registered in such ward or precinct, every person so procuring or attempting to procure such registry of the name of any person not by law entitled to be registered, or any fictitious name in manner aforesaid, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than two hundred (200) dollars, nor more than five hundred (500) dollars, or be imprisoned not less than ten (10) nor more than forty (40) days for each and every offense, or may be punished by both such fine and imprisonment.
Sec. 23. The registry of voters' names shall be w completed on the Tuesday evening next preceding ple): each and every election appointed by law to be held in each and every precinct, and no names shall be added to the registry list in any ward or precinct after the close of the registration on the Tuesday preceding such election, and in case any Judge o Elections, or person acting as member of any Board of Registry, shall willfully and knowingly add any name, or names of any person, or any fictitious or false name to the list of registered voters in any ward or voting precinct, after the close of the registry of voters' names on the Tuesday next preceding any election in such ward or voting precinct, according to law, except as herein may be provided, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on convicetion thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten (10) dollars, nor more than fifty (50) dollars for each and every offense.
SEC. 24. In no precinct in which less than one hundred and fifty votes shall have been cast at the
last preceding general election shall the Judges of Election be compelled to make the registry herein provided for.
Section 1 or
Qualifications of clectors,
Section 1. That section one (1) of chapter twentykevised Stututos eight, (28) of the Revised Statutes entitled “ Elec
tions,” be and the same is hereby repealed.
This section shall stand and be in lieu of said secNaction 107 tion one (1) of chapter twenty-eight (28) of the Re
vised Statutes—that is to say—every male citizen, twenty-one (21) years of age, possessing the following qualifications, shall be entitled to vote at all elections:
First-He shall have been a citizen of the United * of States, or have declared his intention to become such
at least one month prior to the day of the election at which he offers to vote.
Second—IIe shall have resided in the Territory of Colorado six months immediately preceding the election, or, if previously a qualified elector and shall have. removed, having lost his qualifications as a voter by removal only, and then returned, only three months' residence shall be required.
Third--He shall have resided in the county where he offers to vote at least two months, and in the election precinct or ward at least ten (10) days prior to the day of election.
SEC. 2. All elections by citizens shall be by ballot. The election officers shall be sworn, or affirmed, not to make any attempt to discover or disclose how any elector shall have voted, unless required to do so as a witness in a judicial proceeding.
Sec. 3. Any person who shall give, or promise, or offer to give any elector any money, reward, or other valuable consideration for his vote at an election, or for withholding the same, or who shall give or promise to give such consideration to any other per
Secrecy of ballot
Prohibition of bribery or reward.
son, or party, for such elector's vote or for the withholding thereof; and any elector who shall receive, or agree to receive for himself, or for another, any money, reward, or other valuable consideration, for his vote at an election, or for withholding the same, shall thereby, in addition to other punishment herein provided in such cases, forfeit the right to vote at such election; and any elector whose right to vote shall be challenged for such cause before the election officers shall be required to swear or affirin that the matter of the challenge is untrue before his vote shall be received, and if in such oath or affirmation he shall falsely state any material fact touching his qualification as an elector, or touching the matter of such challenge, he shall be deemed guilty of perjury, and, on conviction thereof, shall be punished accordingly.
Sec. 4. Any person who shall, while a candidate for office, be guilty of bribery, fraud, or willful viola- Penalty for tion of any election law, shall on conviction thereof fraud. be forever disqualified from holding office of trust or profit in this Territory. And any person convicted. of willful violation of the election law shall in addition to any penalties provided for by law, be deprived of the right of suffrage absolutely for a period of two years.
Sec. 5. In trials of contested elections and in proceedings for the investigation of the elections, no contested person shall be permitted to withhold his testimony upon the ground that it may criminate himself, or subject him to public infamy, but such' testimony shall not afterward be used against him in any judicial proceeding, except for perjury in giving such testimony.
Sec. 6. All ballots cast at any election in any ward or voting precinct, shall be carefully endorsed [enclosed] by the judges of election of such ward or ballots. voting precinct, in the ballot box, and the same