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L. 1913, ch. 820.

Primary elections.

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means a person who is selected by an independent body to be its candidate for an office authorized to be filled at a general election, or at a special election held to fill a vacancy in such office, or at a town meeting. (Added by L. 1911, ch. 891, and amended by L. 1913, ch. 820, in effect December 17, 1913.)

[See Supplement, Vol. 1, p. 816.]

§ 7. Enrollment blanks and envelopes.—There shall also be prepared and distributed by the custodian of primary records in the manner and at public expense as provided in this chapter for the furnishing of official ballots, such a number of enrollment blanks and envelopes for each election district, as will exceed by twenty-five the total number of voters registered in such district. The enrollment blanks shall be printed on white paper, and on the face thereof shall be printed the following, or the substance thereof, the blanks to be filled in in type so far as possible: “Primary enrollment for the year

city (or village or town) of ... .; county of ..

. ; assembly district (or ward town);

election district; enrollment number Name of voter "I,

who have placed a mark underneath the party emblem hereunder of my choice, do solemnly declare that I have this day registered as a voter for the next ensuing election (or, if the voter was duly registered otherwise than personally, that 'I have this day voted in the above election district'), and that I am a qualified voter of the election district in which I have so registered (or voted), and that my residence address is as stated by me at the time I so registered (or, if registration was not personal, a statement of the voter's present address); that I am in general sympathy with the principles of the party which I have designated by my mark hereunder; that it is my intention to support generally at the next general election, state or national, the nominees of such party for state or national offices, and that I have not enrolled with or participated in any primary election or convention of any other party since the first day of last January. The word 'party' as used herein means a political organization which at the last preceding election of a governor, polled at least ten thousand votes for any candidate for any office nominated by it to be voted for by all of the electors of the state. Party

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“Make a cross X mark, with a pencil having black lead, in the circle under the emblem of the party with which you wish to enroll, for the purpose of participating in its primary elections during the next year.

The circles underneath the emblem shall be one inch in diameter, and in them nothing shall be printed. The party emblems shall be the same as those which were on the ballots for each party respectively at the last preceding general election, and such emblems shall be so arranged on each blank that the emblem of the majority party at the last preceding general election of a governor shall be first, and the other emblems shall follow in order in accordance with the vote cast for such office at such election; over each emblem shall be printed, in type clearly legible, the name of the party represented by such emblem. The enrollment blanks shall have thereon only the emblems of those parties to which this article is applicable and shall be distributed inclosed within the enrollment envelopes having corresponding enrollment numbers. The enrollment envelopes shall be of such size as to permit inclosure therein, without folding, of the enrollment blank, and of such weight and texture of paper as to make it impossible to read or decipher the printed matter on the blank when the same is sealed on the inside thereof. Nothing shall be printed or written upon the enrollment envelopes, except the following words, or the substance thereof, blanks to be filled in in type as far as possible: "Enrollment number. Primary enrollment for year

city (or village or town) of county of

.. assembly district (or ward or town);

election district." (Amended by L. 1911, ch. 891 and L. 1913, ch. 820, in effect December 17, 1913.)

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§ 16. Duplicate enrollment books.—The custodian of primary records shall annually provide a true copy, duly certified, for each party of so much of the said enrollment books as will give the names, addresses and political affiliation of each voter. The said custodian shall, in the month of February of each year, deliver one such certified copy to the chairman of the proper county committee of each such party. Such certified copies shall conform in all respects to the form of the original enrollment books, or to the portion transcribed, as the case may be. The custodian of primary records shall certify to such chairman that each such copy is a correct transcript from the original enrollment book; made during the days of registration of voters for or at the preceding general election. (Amended by L. 1911, ch. 891 and L. 1913, ch. 820, in effect December 17, 1913.)

[See Supplement, Vol. 1, p. 827.]

§ 21. Enrollment books to be public records; transcripts of enrollment.The enrollment books herein provided for and any declarations filed on enrollment shall be public records, and shall be open to inspection and

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copying at any time and by any person, except for the period during which they are required to remain sealed as herein provided. It shall be the duty of the custodian of primary records to certify to the correctness of any transcript of such enrollment books, or of any part thereof, on the payment of one cent for every twenty names contained in the transcript. Wherever the custodian of primary records is a salaried officer, the fees received by him for certifying such transcripts shall be paid into the public treasury. Such a certified transcript, containing the name and showing the enrollment of any voter, shall be sufficient evidence of such enrollment. The custodian of primary records shall give to any voter enrolled as in this article provided, a certificate of enrollment, which shall specify the name of the party with which he is enrolled, the date of enrollment and the election district in which such voter is enrolled. Declarations and enrollment blanks filed by voters shall be public records and shall be kept on file until one year thereafter. No person shall be required to enroll, nor shall his failure to do so affect his right to register for the purpose of voting at any election.

ARTICLE 3.

(Schedule amended by L. 1913, ch. 820, in effect December 17, 1913.)

PARTY ORGANIZATION.

Section 35. Party committees.

36. State committee.
37. County committee.
38. Election of members of state and county committees.
39. Formation of committees other than state or county committees.
40. Organization and rules of committees.
41. Review of election of committees.
42. Removal of member of committee.
43. Vacancies in state or county committees.

§ 35. Party committees.-Party committees shall consist of a state committee, county committees, and such other committees as the rules and regulations of the party may provide. (Added by L. 1911, ch. 891, and amended by L. 1913, ch. 820, in effect December 17, 1913.)

[See Supplement, Vol. 1, p. 834.]

§ 36. State committee.—The state committee of each party shall be constituted by the election from each assembly district of one member who shall be an enrolled voter of the party within said district. Each member of a state committee shall be entitled to one vote.

In case of the death, declination, disqualification, removal from district, or removal from office of a member of a state committee or the failure to elect a member as by reason of a tie vote, the vacancy in such state com

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mittee caused thereby shall be filled by the remaining members of such state committee as provided in section forty-three of this chapter. (Amended by L. 1912, ch. 4 and L. 1913, ch. 820, in effect December 17, 1913.)

[See Supplement, Vol. 1, p. 834.]

§ 37. County committee.—The county committee of each party shall be constituted by the election in each election district within such county of at least one member, and of such additional members as the rules and regulations of the party may provide for such district, proportional to the party vote in the district for governor at the last preceding gubernatorial election; or, if no additional members are required by the rules, the voting power of each member shall be in proportion to such vote. Each member of a county committee shall be an enrolled voter of the party residing in the assembly district containing the election district in which he is elected. Each member of county committee shall be entitled to one vote.

In case of the death, declination, disqualification, removal from district or removal from office of a member of the county committee, or the failure to elect a member, as by reason of a tie vote, the vacancy in such county committee caused thereby shall be filled by the remaining members of such county committee as provided in section forty-three of this chapter. (Inserted by L. 1913, ch. 820, in effect December 17, 1913.)

§ 38. Election of members of state and county committees.—Members of the state and county committees shall be elected at official primary elections as herein provided for. Members of the state committee shall be elected biennially in each even numbered year. Members of county committees shall be elected annually.

Members of both committees shall be elected at fall primaries, except that in a year when a president of the United States is to be elected, such members of committees shall be elected at the spring primary. The members of either committee shall hold office until the election of their successors. (Former $ 37 as added by L. 1911, ch. 891 and amended by L. 1912, ch. 4 and L. 1913, ch. 820, in effect December 17, 1913.)

[See Supplement, Vol. 1, p. 835.]

§ 39. Formation of committees other than state or county committees.All committees other than state and county committees shall be formed in the manner provided for by the rules and regulations of the party. (Inserted by L. 1913, ch. 820.)

, § 40. Organization and rules of committees.-Every state and county committee, shall within ten days after their election meet and organize by the election of a chairman, treasurer and secretary, and such other officers as its rules may provide, and within three days thereafter file with the

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secretary of state and the board of elections of the county a certificate stating the names and post office addresses of such officers.

Each committee may prepare rules and regulations for the government of the party and the conduct of the official primaries within its political subdivision, which may include the payment of dues. Within three days after the adoption of such rules and regulations a certified copy of the same shall be prepared and filed by the secretary with the custodian of primary records for the political subdivision for which such committee is to serve. Such rules shall continue to be the rules and regulations for the committee until they are amended or new rules adopted. Such rules and regulations may be amended from time to time by majority vote of the committee upon the following notice:

A copy of the proposed amendment shall be sent with the notice of the meeting at which such amendments are to be proposed, such notice to be not less than five days before such meeting, and to be mailed at the postoffice address of each member of the committee. Until the adoption of such rules and regulations, the rules and regulations of the existing committee, so far as consistent with this chapter, shall continue to be the rules and regulations of the party for that political subdivision. (Former $ 38, as added by L. 1911, ch. 891 and amended by L. 1913, ch. 820, in effect December 17, 1913.)

[See Supplement, Vol. 1, p. 836.]

§ 41. Review of election of committees.-(Former § 39 as added by L. 1911, ch. 891, and amended by L. 1912, ch. 4, renumbered § 41 by L. 1913, ch. 820.)

§ 42. Removal of member of committee.-(Former § 40 as amended by L. 1911, ch. 891, renumbered § 42 by L. 1913, ch. 820.)

§ 43. Vancancies in state or county committees.—Where a vacancy occurs in any state or county committee, such vacancy shall be filled by the remaining members of said committee by the selection of an enrolled voter of the party qualified for election from the unit of representation as to which said vacancy shall have occurred. (Inserted by L. 1913, ch. 820, in effect December 17, 1913.)

ARTICLE 4.

(Schedule amended by L. 1913, ch. 820.)

PARTY NOMINATIONS AND DESIGNATIONS.
Section 45. Direct nomination of candidates for public office.

46. Designations; how made.
48. Designations by petition.
49. Filing of designations.
50. Declination by person designated.

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