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the fac-simile of the signature of the official on the back thereof, and keeping the same so folded shall proceed at once to the judge of election in charge of the ballot box, and shall offer the same to such judge. Such judge shall announce the name of the voter and the printed number on the stub of the official ballot so delivered to him in a loud and distinct tune of voice. If such voter be entitled then and there to vote, and be not challenged, or if challenged and the challenge be decided in his favor, and if his ballot is properly folded, and has no mark or tear visible on the outside thereof, except the printed number on the stub and the printed indorsement on the back, and if such printed number is the same as that entered on the poll books as the number on the stub of the official ballot, or set of ballots, last delivered to him by the judge, such judge shall receive such ballot and after reuioving ive stub therefrom in plain view of the voter and without removing any other part of the ballot, or in any way exposing any part of the ballot, shall deposit such ballot in the proper box for the reception of voted ballots and the stub in the box for detached ballot stubs. Upon voting the voter shall forthwith pass outside the guard rail unless he be one of the persons authorized to remain within the guard rail for other purposes than voting.
(C) Provisions specially applicable to ballots for primary elections.
SEC. 128. It is hereby made the duty of the county clerk of each county to cause to be printed upon the primary ballot of each party for each precinct in his county the name of each candidate whose petition for nomination has been filed in the office of the county clerk as herein provided, and also the name of each candidate whose name has been certified to his office by the Secretary of State, and in the order so certified.
The names of candidates for the several offices and positions certified to the county clerk by the Secretary of State and the names of the candidates whose petitions for nomination or for election as committeeman have been filed in the office of the county clerk, or city, village or incorporated town clerk, as the case may be, shall be printed upon the primary ballot of each political party in the manner following:
(1) Where the primary ballot is printed by the city, village or incorated town clerk, or by the board of election commissioners, such clerk or such board of election commissioners, shall, in the lowest numbered ward beginning with the lowest numbered precinct thereof print the names of candidates in alphabetical order of the first letters of the surnames of such candidates. Thereafter, following the sequence of wards and precincts, the name appearing first under each office in the last preceding precinct shall be placed last.
(2) In places other than in cities having a board of election commissioners, the county clerk shall number all voting precincts or election districts in his county consecutively from one upwards, but such numbering shall be for the sole and only purpose of rotating names upon the primary ballot. In the lowest numbered voting precinct or election district the county clerk shall print the names of candidates in alphabetical order of the first letter of the surnames of such candidates. Thereafter, following the sequence of voting precincts or elections districts the name appearing first under each office in the last preceding precinct or district shall be placed last.
It shall be the duty of the city, village or incorporated town clerk, as the case may be, to cause to be printed upon the primary ballot of each political party for each precinct in his city, village or incorporated town, as the case may be, the name of each candidate whose petition for nomination has been filed in his office, as herein provided, and which is to be voted for in such precinct.
SEC. 129. The primary ballot of each political party shall be separately printed upon paper of uniform quality, texture and size, but the primary ballot of no two political parties shall be of the same color or tint. The clerk, whose duty it shall be to cause to be printed the primary ballot, shall, at least fifteen days prior to the date of the primary, post in a conspicuous place in his office an announcement of the color of the primary ballots of the respective parties, and, in the case of the county clerk, shall also publish such announcement for at least one week in at least three newspapers
of general circulation in the county. In the case of the city clerk, sucn publication shall be made at least one week in three newspapers printed and published in the city, if there be three newspapers printed and published in such city.
SEC. 130. The primary ballot of each political party for each precinct shall be arranged and printed substantially in the manner following:
(1) At the top of the ballot shall be printed in large capital letters, words designating the ballot—if a Republican ballot, the designating words shall be "Republican Primary Ballot"; if a Democratic ballot the designating words shall be "Democratic Primary Ballot”; and in like manner for each political party.
(2) Beginning not less than one inch below the designating words, the name of each office to be filled shall be printed in capital letters and in the following order, to wit: President of the United States, State offices, congressional offices, senatorial offices, judicial offices, clerks of the appellate courts, members of the State central committee, senatorial committee, trustees of sanitary districts, county offices, city and village offices, town offices, or of such of the offices as candidates are to be nominated for at such primary, and ward committeemen.
Below the name of each office shall be printed in small letters the names of all candidates for the nomination for such offices which are entitled to be placed upon the respective party primary ballot. Above the name of each candidate for delegate and alternate delegate to National nomination conventions shall be printed the name of the candidate for President of the United States for whom such delegate or alternate delegate has expressed a choice, or if no choice has been expressed shall be printed the words, “No choice."
The names of candidates for delegates and alternate delegates to National nominating conventions shall appear upon the ballot substantially as follows:
DELEGATES TO NATIONAL CONVENTIONS.
Delegates at Large.
.giving the number.)
.for President.  JOHN JONES. For
.. for President  RICHARD SMITH. Alternate Delegates at Large. (Vote for
.giving the number.)
No choice for President.  THOMAS HUGHES. For
..for President.  JAMES CARSON. Delegates from the.
Congressional District. (Vote for
..giving the number.)
No choice for President.  JOHN FROST. For
..for President.  CHARLES HANLEY. Alternate Delegates from the.... Congressional District. (Vote for
giving the number.) For
..for President.  WILLIAM SAWYER.
No choice for President.  BENJAMIN JOHNSON.
The names of all candidates upon the primary ballot shall be printed in a column. Immediately opposite and in front of the name of each candidate shall be printed a square and all squares upon the primary ballot shall be of a uniform size. Spaces between the names of candidates under each office shall be uniform and sufficient space shall separate the names of candidates for one office from the names of candidates for another office, to avoid confusion.
Sec. 131. On the back or outside of the primary ballot of each precinct, so as to appear when folded, shall be printed the words “Primary ballot," followed by the designation of the precinct, the date of the primary and a facsimile of the signature of the clerk who furnished the ballot.
SEC. 132. The officer whose duty it shall be to cause the printing of the primary ballots shall, not less than five days prior to the primary, transmit or cause to be delivered to the primary judges, specimen ballots of each political party, substantially in the form of the official primary ballots, to be used at the primary, which specimen ballot shall be printed upon paper of a different texture and color from the official primary ballot, and it shall be the duty of the primary judges to post not less than five of each such specimen ballots in the precinct, one of each such specimen ballots to be posted at the polling place.
SEC. 133. The officer so charged with the printing of primary ballots shall cause to be delivered to the primary judges of each precinct not less than twelve hours before the time fixed for the opening of the polls, the official primary ballots of each political party, and the number thereof for each political party in each precinct shall be at least twenty-five per cent in excess of the number of votes cast in such precinct by such political part at the last preceding election,
SEC. 134 The official primary ballots shall be put in separate sealed packages with marks on the outside thereof clearly designating the precinct for which they are intended, and the number of ballots enclosed for each political party and a receipt thereof shall be given by the primary judge to whom such ballots are delivered, which receipt shall be filed by the proper clerk in his office.
SEC. 135. The officer so charged with the printing of primary ballots shall provide and retain in his office until after the primary an ample supply of extra primary ballots for each political party in each precinct and if at any time before or during the primary, ballots of any precinct shall be lost, destroyed or exhausted, on written application signed by the primary judges of such precinct, or any of them, he shall immediately cause to be delivered to the primary judges such supply of extra ballots as may be required.
(0) Ballots for election of officers. SEC. 136. The names of all candidates to be voted for throughout each election district or precinct shall be printed on one ballot. All nominations of any political party or group of petitioners shall be placed under the party appellation or title of such party or group as designated by them in their certificates of nomination, certificates of the respective primary canvassing boards, or petitions, or if none be designated, then under some suitable title, and the ballot shall contain no other names, except that in case of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, the names of the candidates for President and Vice President may be added to the party or political designation. Words calculated to aid the voter in his choice of candidates or to answer any question submitted to vote may be added, such as, “Vote for one," "Vote for three," "Yes," "No," or the like. On the back or outside of the ballot, so as to appear when folded, shall be printed the words, "Official Ballot," followed by the designation of the polling place for which the ballot is prepared, the date of the election and a facsimile of the signature of the clerk or other officer who has caused the ballots to be printed. The ballots shall be of plain white paper, through which the printing or writing can not be read. The party appellation or title shall be printed in capital letters, not less than one-fourth of an inch in height and a circle one-half inch in diameter shall be printed at the beginning of the line in which such appellation or title is printed. The names of candidates shall be printed in capital letters not less than one-eighth nor more than one-fourth of an inch in height, and at the beginning of each line in which a name of a candidate is printed a square shall. be printed, the sides of which shall not be less than one-fourth of an inch in length. The list of candidates of the several parties and groups of petitioners shall be placed in separate columns on the ballot in such order as the authorities charged with the printing of the ballots shall decide. The names of the candidates of the several political parties, and groups of petitioners, certified by the Secretary of State to the several county clerks,
shall be printed by the county clerk of the proper county on the official ballot in the order certified by the Secretary of State. Any county clerk refusing, neglecting or failing to print on the official ballot the names of candidates of the several political parties in the order certified by the Secretary of State shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction shall be fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars and imprisoned in the county jail not less than ten days, and not more than thirty days.
SEC. 137. As nearly as practicable the ballot shall be in the following form: OREPUBLICAN ODEMOCRATIC OPROHIBITION For Governor: For Governor:
For Governor:  JOSEPH W. FIFER  JOHN M. PALMER  DAVID G. HARTS For Lieutenant Governor: For Lieutenant Governor:For Lieutenant Governor:  LYMAN B. RAY
 ARTHUR J. BELL  J. L. WHITLOCK For Secretary of State: For Secretary of State: For Secretary of State:  I. N. PEARSON
 NEWELL D. RICKS  JAMES R. HANNA (And continuing in like manner as to all candidates to be voted for at such election.)
SEC. 138. Whenever a constitutional amendment or other public measure is proposed to be voted upon by the people, the substance of such amendment or other public measure shall be clearly indicated on a separate ballot, and two spaces shall be left upon the right hand margin thereof, one for the votes favoring the amendment or public measure, to be designated by the word “yes,” and one for the votes opposing the amendment or measure, to be designated by the word "no", as in the form herein given:
The elector shall designate his vote by a cross mark, thus: (X). Such separate ballot shall be printed on paper of sufficient size so that when folded once it shalį be large enough to contain the following words, which shall be printed on the back: “Ballot for Constitutional Amendment,” or the name of any and all public measures then to be voted on. The ballot shall be handed to the elector at the same time as the ballot containing the names of the candidates, and returned therewith by the elector to the proper officer in the man'ner described in this Act. All provisions of this Act relating to ballots shall apply to this separate ballot.
SEC. 139. For all elections to which this Act applies, the county clerks, in their respective counties, shall have charge of the printing of the ballots for all general elections, and shall furnish them to the judges of election; the city, village or incorporated town clerk shall have charge thereof and furnish them for all city, village or incorporated town elections; and the town clerk in counties under township organization shall have charge thereof and furnish the same for all town elections.
SEC. 140. Ballots shall be printed and in possession of the officer charged with their distribution at least two days before the election, and subject to the inspection of candidates and their agents. If any mistakes be discov. ered, they shall be corrected without delay. The officer so charged with the printing of the ballots shall cause to be delivered to the judges of election at the polling place of each precinct or district, not less than twelve hours before the time fixed by law for the opening of the polls therein at least twenty-five per cent more than the number of voters who voted in such precinct or district at the last preceding election for State officers. Such ballots shall be put up in separate sealed packages, with marks on the outside clearly designating the polling place for which they are intended and the number of ballots enclosed, and a recipt therefor shall be given by the judges of election to whom they are delivered, which receipt shall be preserved by the officer charged with the printing of the ballots. The officer or authorities charged with the printing and distributing of the ballots shall provide and retain at his or their office an ample supply of ballots in addition to those distributed to the several voting precincts or districts, and if, at any time, on or before the day of election the ballots furnished to any precinct shall be lost, destroyed or exhausted before the polls are closed, on written application signed by a majority of the judges of such precinct or district, or signed and sworn to by one of such judges, he shall immediately cause to be delivered to such judges, at the polling place, such additional supply of ballots as may be required and sufficient to comply with the provisions of this Act.
SEC. 141. The officer or officers whose duty it is to have the ballots printed, shall prepare full instructions for the guidance of voters at each election as to obtaining ballots, as to the manner of marking them and the method of gaining assistance, and as to obtaining new ballots in place of those accidentally spoiled, and they shall respectively cause the same to be printed in large, clear type, on separate cards, to be called cards of instruction; and such officer or officers shall furnish to the judges of election a sufficient number of such cards of instruction to enable the judges of election to comply with the provisions of this section.
SEC. 142. The judges of election shall cause not less than one of such cards to be posted in each voting booth provided for the preparation of ballots, and not less than four of such cards to be posted in and about the polling places upon the day of election. Judges of election shall, not less than five days prior to an election, cause to be conspicuously posted in five or more public places in their voting precinct or election district a card of instruction, and a specimen ballot printed on colored paper containing the names, residences and party or political affiliation of all candidates nominated as herein provided and to be voted for in such precinct, substantially in the form of the general ballot to be used herein. The officer or officers whose duty it is to cause the printing and distributing of ballots shall have printed a sufficient number of specimen ballots and deliver the same to the judges of election so as to enable such judges to comply with the provisions of this Act. In every county of not more than one hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants the officers or authorities charged with the printing and distribution of the ballots shall cause to be published, prior to the day of election, in at least two newspapers, if there be so many published in such county, representing the political parties which cast at the preceding election the largest and next largest number of votes, a list of all the nominations made as herein provided and to be voted for at such election, as near as may be, in the form in which they shall appear upon the general ballot.
SEC. 143. The judges of election of their respective election precincts or election districts shall have charge of the ballots and furnish them to the voter as hereinafter set forth.
QUALIFICATIONS OF VOTERS-ABSENCE FOR VOTING PURPOSES. SEC. 144. Every person having resided in this State one year, in the county 90 days, and in the election district 30 days next preceding any election therein, who was an elector in this State on the first day of April, in the year of our Lord 1848, or obtained a certificate of naturalization before any court of record in this State prior to the first day of January, in the year of our Lord 1870, or who shall be a male citizen of the United States, above the age of 21 years, shall be entitled to vote at such election and at primary elections.
SEC. 145. All women, citizens of the United States, above the age of 21 years, having resided in the State one year, in the county ninety days, and in the election district thirty days next preceding any election therein, shall be allowed to vote at such election for presidential electors, member of the State Board of Equalization, clerk of the Appellate Court, county surveyor, members of the board of assessors, members of board of review, sanitary district trustees, and for all officers of cities, villages and towns (except police magistrates), and upon all questions or propositions submitted to a vote of the electors of such municipalities or other political divisions of this State. They may also vote for the following township officers: Supervisors, town clerk, assessor, collector and highway commissioner, and