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Chapter 97, Acts of 1922.
29A. Declarations of intentions mentioned in the preceding section may in Baltimore City and in Anne Arundel, Charles, Queen Anne's, Harford, Montgomery, Garrett, Frederick, Howard, Carroll, Cecil, Caroline, Wicomico, Talbot, Dorchester, Calvert, Kent, Washington, Allegany, Somerset and Prince George's Counties as an alternative method of making said declaration, be made before the Board of Registry when in session of the election district or precinct in which the declarant intends to reside, and be entered by said board. Said entry to be made by said Board of Registry on blanks to be furnished by the Board of Supervisors of Elections of said city or county, said blanks to be headed as follows: “Certificate of Declaration of Intention,” and said entry to contain the name, the age, the residence, the occupation and the color of the declarant and also date of application before said board. Said certificates shall be signed by both members of said Board of Registry, and one of said certificates shall be furnished by said Board of Registry to the declarant without charge, and the other certificate shall be forwarded by said board to the clerk of the Circuit Court for said County and of the Superior Court of Baltimore City, respectively, to be recorded by said clerk in a record book to be kept by him for that purpose, for which recording the said clerk shall receive the sum of fifteen cents for each certificate so recorded, to be paid by the County Commissioners of said County and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, and said Board of Registry shall also include the names, color and residence of said declarant in the alphabetical list to be furnished by said Board of Registry under the provisions of Section 23 of this Article. And the intent of each person, so declaring before said Board of Registry, to become a resident of said State and County or city, shall date from the date of said entry of said declaration by said board. And no person coming into said State and County or city from any other State, District or Territory, and making said declaration before said Board of Registry shall be entitled to registration as a legal voter in said State and County or city until one year after his intent to become such legal voter shall be thus evidenced by such entry of said declaration by said Board of Registry, and such entry of said Declaration by said Board of Registry and such entry, or a duly certified copy thereof, shall be the only competent and admissible evidence of such intent. And such declaration of intention, or a duly certified copy thereof, shall be evidence of the right of such person to registration as a legal voter according to law.
Chapter 522, Acts of 1902. 30. Nothing in Section 28 shall be held to apply to persons in the diplomatic or consular service of the United States appointed from Maryland, who at the time of their appointment are registered voters thereof, or to secretaries and clerks, respectively, of the United States Senators and Representatives in Congress from Maryland for periods of service not longer than the term of a United States Senator or Representative in Congress, who shall be at the time of their appointment residents and registered voters of the said State.
Chapter 40, Special Session of 1917. 30A. The name of no voter upon the registration books of any precinct, ward or election district of this State shall be stricken therefrom during his absence in the military or naval service of the United States.
Chapter 40, Special Session of 1917. 30B. Whenever any new general registration is held in any of the counties or Baltimore city, it shall be the duty of the several Boards of Registry to ascertain from every possible source the names of duly registered voters of this State absent in the military or naval service of the United States. The names of such persons shall be entered upon the new registration books by the several Boards of Registry with the same entries appearing upon the registration books as last prepared or revised. In the space where the voter is required to sign his name, the Board of Registry shall write the words "Reentered During Military Service,” with the date of such reentry. The several Boards of Supervisors of Elections shall furnish to the several Boards of Registry the registration books as last prepared or revised for their precincts, wards or election districts, for the purpose of making such re-entries, and such registration books shall be returned to the Boards of Supervisors of Elections with the new books after the new registration is completed.
Chapter 1, Acts of 1920, Extraordinary Session. 31. Before every November election held in the counties between the general registration hereinbefore provided for the last general registration shall be revised by the Board of Registry of each precinct where such election is to be held; and for that purpose the Board of Registry shall meet on the Tuesdays, respectively, five and four weeks preceding the regular fall election, and shall hold a session from 9 o'clock A. M. to 9 o'clock P. M., and names may be added on the registers in the same way, upon sworn application, as in the case of a general registration, and all the same forms and requirements shall be observed. If it shall appear that any applicant has been upon the registry in any other precinct of any county at any time since the beginning of the last general registration for such precinct, his name shall not be added to the registry where application is made until he produces a certificate of removal given him by the Board of Supervisors of said county or by the Board of Registry for such other precincts, which certificate shall be in substance as follows: ..precinct,
.ward or county. This is to certify that the name of... heretofore residing at.
in this precinct, has been stricken from the registry of the precinct and the proper erasure made, and that upon the registers of this precinct the following entries appear with reference to him: Name... ; age..
time of resi-dence in precinct.
time of residence in county (or city)
time of residence in State naturalized.
date of papers court....
qualified voter date of application..
Board of Supervisors of Elections (or of Registry).
The foregoing certificate shall be granted by the Board of Registry when in session, or by the Board of Supervisors of Elections prior to said session of the Board of Registry under the following regulations, that is to say: If at the time application for said removal certificate is made the name of the said voter is already erased from the registry, then it shall be the duty of the said Board of Supervisors or the said Board of Registry to grant the certificate to the voter himself or to any other person making application therefor. But if at the time such application is made the name of the voter be still upon the registry of voters as a qualified voter, the removal certificate shall be granted and the name stricken off only upon the personal application of such voter to the Board of Supervisors or to the said Board of Registry, and after his taking and subscribing on oath substantially as follows: “I,
do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I now reside at in...
..county; that I am the same person who is entered by that name as a qualified voter in the registers of the....
· precinct of... county, that I have removed from the said last mentioned residence and I do request that the proper entries and records be made, and that my name be erased from the registers of said last mentioned precinct, and that a certificate of removal be furnished me at this time." The foregoing affidavit shall be written or printed on the back of such certificate of removal, and when presented to the Board of Registry of the precinct in which such applicant resides, it shall be taken by such board and returned to the office of Supervisors of Elections. When such certificate shall be granted, either by the Board of Registry or by the Supervisors of Elections, as the case may be, the name of such applicant shall be erased from the registers of the precinct from which he removed.
Chapter 202, Acts of 1896. 32. At the end of each of such sessions the registers shall be made to agree, where there is any difference between them, and then the officers of registration having the custody thereof shall sign their names or initials in their respective registry books immediately under the last name registered under each letter on said registers, so that no new name can be added thereto without discovery.
Chapter 202, Acts of 1896. 33. It shall be the duty of the Board of Registry after the close of the last-mentioned session to note for erasure from such registry the names of all persons known or supposed to be dead, and the names of all persons who are suspected of being disqualified under Sections 2 and 3 of Article I of the Constitution of the State, and the names of all persons who are supposed to have removed from such precinct and have not taken out removal papers, and of all persons who are suspected to be otherwise disqualified as voters, and they shall before separating make out a list of all persons so noted for erasure, with the address as the same appears upon the registers. In making out such list said Board of Registry shall treat as persons suspected of not being qualified voters all persons against whom a sworn complaint is filed by any voter in the ward or county. Such complaint shall be, in substance, as follows: "I,
a voter of ...county, do solemnly swear that I believe
who professes to reside at. is not a qualified voter in the..
..precinct of ..county, on the ground” (here state reasons). If a majority of the board know, or are satisfied, that such complaint is untrue, they need not note such name for erasure unless required by a member of the board. Said list shall be arranged under the following headings: "Disqualified Voters," under which shall be placed the names of persons suspected
to be disqualified under Sections 2 and 3 of Article I of the Constitution or otherwise; “Deceased Voters," under which shall be placed all who are known or supposed to be dead; "Removed,” under which shall be placed all who are known or supposed to have removed from their last address. The member of the board acting as clerk shall forthwith ascertain the facts as to all such persons on said list in the manner hereinbefore provided in the case of the first registration, and shall give such persons the notice provided for in the case of the first registration.
Chapter 202, Acts of 1896. 34. The Board of Registry shall again meet for revision on Tuesday three weeks before such election, and a session shall then be held from 8 A. M. until 7 o'clock P. M. At such meeting the officer who last acted as clerk shall file with said board an affidavit of the facts noted by him as to the persons on said suspected list, giving the names and address of those not found, and also the name and address of those actually served with such notice, or served by leaving the notice at the designated place of residence, stating how service was made, and also stating the name and address of all those to whom such notice was mailed, and when mailed. No new names shall be added at such meeting.
Chapter 202, Acts of 1896.
35. At such meeting both of the registers shall again be produced, and said board shall hear every person that appears before them to whom notice was sent, to show cause wuy nis name should not be erased from said register, in the same manner provided for in case of the general registration; and if a majority of said board shall decide that such person is not a qualified voter, his name shall be erased from the registers. Evidence on either side may be heard, and all witnesses or parties shall be sworn. If qualified voters so noted as dead or removed are not dead or have not removed, their names shall stand, but if any person so notified does not appear at such session and show cause why his name should not be erased, the board shall, during the last hour of such session, cause his name to be erased and marked as disqualified, dead or removed, as the case may be, unless a majority of the board are satisfied, of their own knowledge, or upon competent evidence, that such person is entitled to have his name retained on the registry, and under the head of "Remarks," opposite each name erased, shall be stated the facts as to such erasure, the grounds and date of making the same, and the evidence on which it was made. The two registers shall then be com: