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STATE OF CONNECTICUT

SPECIAL SESSION, 1920

At a General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, holden at Hartford, in said State, on September 21st, 1920, and continued until the final adjournment thereof on said date, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty.

[House Bill No. 1.)

CHAPTER 1.

An Act extending the Suffrage to Women.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. All electoral privileges extended to males by Electoral privileges authority of the provisions of the general statutes are extended extended to women. to females. The provisions of the statute relating to the forfeiture of such privileges applicable to males shall be applicable to females. The provisions of said statutes and of this act relating to the admission of electors and to their participation in primaries, caucuses, conventions and elections and to the casting and counting of ballots, having reference to males shall be construed to include females. Proof of citizenship shall be required of all women, and admission to the privileges hereby conferred shall be otherwise upon the same conditions as are imposed upon males. All applications of women to have their names placed upon the list “to be made” prior to the date of the passage of this act shall be construed to have been made for the electoral privileges conferred by the provisions hereof.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, September 23, 1920.

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An Act concerning Special Town Meetings.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

Geréral Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. Special town meetings may be called in any

town upon three days' notice, to take action fixing the time for opening ang

warning, opening and holding annual town meetings, or elecOctober: 1:20. tors' meetings to be held in October, 1920, provided no such

special meeting shall fix an hour earlier than five o'clock in the
forenoon for opening nor later than four o'clock in the afternoon
for closing the ballot boxes for all officers to be balloted for at
any of said meetings, and three days' notice of such annual
town meeting or electors' meeting shall be sufficient.

SEC. 2. This act shall be in effect during the year 1920.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, September 23, 1920.

(House Bill No. 13.)

CHAPTER 3.

An Act amending an Act concerning Meetings for Admission

of Electors,

Sessons for qualification of electors for town meetings.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. Section 564 of the general statutes as amended by chapter 42 of the public acts of 1919 is amended to read as follows: The selectmen and town clerk of every town, except as otherwise specially provided by law, shall hold a session to examine the qualifications of electors and admit to the elector's oath those who shall be found qualified on the ninth day of Oetober, 1920, from eight o'clock in the forenoon until nine o'clock in the afternoon in towns having a population of ten thousand or more according to the census of 1920; and from nine o'clock in the forenoon until five o'clock in the afternoon in all other towns, and may publicly adjourn said meeting from time to time if necessary until October nineteen, and unless all who are entered on the first list as “to be made” whose rights shall appear to have matured shall have been admitted or rejected by the selectmen and town clerk of any town before the nineteenth day of October, they shall be in session on said day for said purpose from eight o'clock in the forenoon until nine o'clock in the afternoon in towns having a population of ten CHAP 4 thousand or more; and from nine o'clock in the forenoon until five o'clock in the afternoon in all other towns and not at any time after nine o'clock in said towns having a population of ten thousand or more or after five o'clock in any other towns; and if it appears that the rights of any person on the first list under the title “to be made" will mature after said nineteenth day of October and on or before the day of said electors' meeting, they shall meet on the day before said electors' meeting from nine o'clock in the forenoon until five o'clock in the after noon, and not afterwards for the purpose of admitting such persons and no other purpose. They shall not have power to admit to the electors oath on said day before the electors' meeting any applicant whose qualification of age or residence matured on or before said nineteenth day of October or who might have been naturalized on or before said day. The registrar shall write the names of those electors admitted on said day on the proper list, with their residence by street and number, if any, before twelve o'clock in the evening of said day before the electors' meeting. The selectmen and town clerk shall give Notloo of meetings notice of the time and places of their meetings by publication lectors to be in a newspaper published in their town, if any, and by posting publiabod. the same on the sign-post of said town at least three days before such meeting, but they shall not be in session in any town for the purpose of admitting electors except upon the days prescribed by law, and they shall not sit as a board for admission of electors after the time hereinbefore stated.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, September 23, 1920.

(House Bill No. 4.)

CHAPTER 4.

An Act repealing Certain Statutes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. Sections 256, 560, 573, 574 and 575 of the Repeal. general statutes are repealed.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, September 23, 1920.

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