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Per diem compensation of
[ No. 37. ]
AN ACT to fix the per diem compensation of members of the State legislature from the upper peninsula for and during the session of one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That upper penin- in addition to the compensation, mileage and allowance for stationery as fixed by law, for members representing the several senatorial and representative districts in the upper peninsula there shall be allowed and paid two dollars per diem extra compensation during the legislative session of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-seven.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
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necessary articles for use with Abbott voting machine.
[ No. 38. ]
AN ACT to provide rules for the care and use of the Abbott voting machine at elections in this State.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That cil to provide it shall be the duty of the township board of any township, or the council or common council of any village or city where the Abbott voting machines have been ordered to be used, to provide at each election, for each polling place where such voting machines have been ordered to be used, the necessary machines in working order, with suitable cards containing the names of the candidates to be voted for and questions to be voted on at that election in their proper places on the slides of said machines, inspector's table, and all other furniture and equipment necessary for the lawful conduct of the election, in readiness for use at the polling place where the election is to be held, at least thirty minutes before the time of opening the polls at the election. The voting machine shall be so placed that the front or closed side of said machine shall be in full view of the inspectors and bystanders at all times during the election, and the inside of said machine concealed from the view of all persons except voters and persons authorized by law to instruct or assist voters.
Position in which machine to be placed.
Position of railing.
SEC. 2. A railing shall be placed across or partly across the room, with an entrance gate at or near one end, and the other end running to a place in line with, and about three feet from the open door of the machine.
SEC. 3. In case said township board, village or city council Inspectors to supply defi shall fail to supply or arrange any part of said equipment it ciency in arshall be the duty of the election inspectors to supply the rangements. deficiency.
cards to be
SEC. 4. Said township board, village or city council, shall Instruction provide to be posted at or near each of said polling places posted near instruction cards containing the names of the several can- polling places. didates to be voted for, and the questions to be voted on at that election, in the order they appear on the slides of the machine, and designating the location and colors said board or council assigned to the several political parties, together with brief directions regarding the selection and voting of the ticket.
set at zero.
SEC. 5. The inspectors of election shall set all of the register Register wheels in the machine at "zero" at least fifteen minutes before wheels to be the opening of the polls, and for ten minutes immediately before the opening of the polls said wheels may be viewed and examined by all electors present, and immediately before the opening of the polls the inspectors of election shall view and examine said register wheels and replace the panel which covers them, whereupon the polls shall be declared open.
kept open ex
SEC. 6. One inspector of election shall attend the door of Doors to be the machine, and it shall be his duty to prevent said door being cept when closed at any time during said election except when a voter is in use. within for the purpose of voting, and whenever a voter after voting comes out of the door of the machine the inspector shall open the door to its fullest extent and it shall remain open until another voter enters the machine: Provided, That the Proviso. door may be partly closed whenever instructions are being given to a voter.
SEC. 7. One inspector of election shall attend the entrance Voters to be gate, and shall admit all voters in the order in which they admitted in apply for admission, or in the order in which their right to vote at that polling place is proven. A clerk who may or may Clerk to keep not be an inspector of election shall keep a correct list of the list of names. names of all persons voting at the election. Said township Board or council may board, village or city council may in addition to the above appoint gatenamed officers of election, appoint as many inspectors, clerks keepers, etc. and gate keepers as they may deem necessary to carry on the election, but not to exceed six persons including those named above.
voter may remain in
SEC. 8. No voter shall have the right to remain in said Limit of time machine more than one minute except that when there are no voters waiting to vote, the inspectors may grant him further machine. time in their discretion, but they may remove him at the expiration of one minute if there are other voters waiting: Provided, Proviso. That any voter having been removed before voting may reenter the machine and cast his vote at any time during the day when the machine is not in use or wanted for use by other voters.
SEC. 9. If any voter desires to vote for any person whose Provision for name is not in the machine, or for any combination of names candidate not that cannot be voted with the machine, the inspectors of elec- on machine.
Provisions for Voting when challenged.
Method of canvassing vote.
Totals on machine to
tion shall supply him with a ballot and envelope, and said voter may fill out the ballot with the names of the persons he desires to vote for but who cannot be voted for with the machine, designate for which of the party candidates he desires the remainder of his ticket to be counted, seal the ballot within the envelope and deliver it to the inspectors of elec tion, and the ballot so cast shall be counted at the close of the election: Provided, It contains a name or names that could not have been voted with the machine.
SEC. 10. When the right of any person offering to vote is challenged, the inspectors of election shall tender to him such of the oaths required by the election laws of the State as he may claim to contain the grounds of his qualifications to vote, and if said board shall decide that said person is a qualified voter he shall cast his vote with the machine, but if said board shall not decide that he is a qualified voter he may have the right to cast a ballot in the manner provided in section nine of this act for voting for irregular candidates. If at any time during an election the voting machine is disabled and cannot be repaired and no other voting machine can be had to supply its place the voting thereafter at that election shall be by ballot in the manner provided in section nine of this act.
SEC. 11. Immediately after the closing of the polls the inspectors of election shall partly close the door of the machine, remove the panel at the left side, and canvass the vote in the following manner. A canvassing sheet shall be prepared showing the date and locality in which the election was held, and having space sufficient to contain the names of all candidates for the several offices in a column and of sufficient width to write in full, in both words and figures, the number of votes received by each. On the first line devoted to the names of offices and candidates shall be written or printed the name of the office being voted for on the upper slide, and the words "no choice." On the next line below the name of the candidate for that office of the party having first place on the ticket, on the next line below the name of the candidate of the party having second place, and in this order until all the names of candidates for that office are recorded, and on the next line below the total vote for that office. Below this shall be placed the names of the candidates for the office being voted for on the second slide in the same order and of all other candidates for all other offices being voted for in the same order. One inspector shall read the names of the offices and candidates from said canvassing sheet in the order in which they are writ ten or printed thereon, commencing at the upper line, and as the names are called another inspector in the presence of representatives of the several political parties shall read the figures shown by the register wheel to be the number of votes cast for each of the candidates.
SEC. 12. Immediately after canvassing the vote and before be compared leaving the machine, the inspectors shall add the total vote ast with poll list. to each office and ascertain if the totals thus obtained agree
with the whole number of voters as shown by the machine and the poll list, and if there shall be a discrepancy shall again canvass the vote as to the office in which the discrepancy
SEC. 13. As soon as the canvass of the vote has been proved Result of cancorrect, the result shall be announced and the number of votes vass to be anreceived by each candidate shall be publicly declared by one of triplicate the inspectors. The inspectors shall then prepare a statement prepared. in triplicate showing the whole number of votes, the names of the persons for whom such votes given for each office were given, and the number each person received. Such statement when certified by the inspectors and duly signed, shall be dis posed of as is provided by the election laws of the State.
SEC. 14. The provisions of the election laws of the State not General laws inconsistent with the provisions of this act shall apply to all when not townships. villages and cities that use the Abbott voting inconsistent. machine.
machines may be used.
SEC. 15. Nothing in this act shall prevent the use of more Number of than one machine at one election precinct during an election. Approved March 26, 1897.
[ No. 39. ]
AN ACT to amend section two of an act entitled "An act to authorize the formation of corporations for the purchase and improvement of grounds to be occupied for summer homes, for camp meetings, for meetings of assemblies or associations and societies organized for intellectual and scientific culture, and for the promotion of the cause of religion and morality, or for any or all of such purposes," approved March twenty-nine, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, being chapter one hundred and twenty d, volume three of Howell's annotated statutes as amended by act number one hundred and sixteen of the public acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-five.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section section two of an act entitled "An act to authorize the formation of corporations for the purchase and improvement of grounds to be occupied for summer homes, for camp meetings, for meetings of assemblies or associations and societies organized for intellectual and scientific culture and for the promotion of the cause of religion and morality, or for any or all such purposes," approved March twenty-nine, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, being chapter one hundred and twenty d, volume three, of Howell's annotated statutes, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
association to state. Corporate
Number of trustees.
Term of existence.
Who may be eligible.
Amount of capital stock.
SEC. 2. The persons so associating shall sign articles of association which shall state:
First, The corporate name of the association;
Second, The names and residences of the persons thus associating;
Third, The purpose or purposes of such association;
Fourth, The number of trustees to manage the business of the association and their terms of office, also the names of trustees for the first year or until the annual meeting of the association;
Fifth, The county in which its real estate shall be situate and its meetings held;
Sixth, The term of its existence, which shall not exceed thirty years;
Seventh, They may also state therein the qualifications of persons eligible to the office of trustee and the terms and conditions of membership, and such other provisions for the management of the business, and the disposition of the real and personal property of the association, as they may desire, not inconsistent with the provisions of this act and the laws of this State. The persons so associating may, by a majority vote, provide for capital stock, in which case the articles of association shall state the amount thereof, which shall not exceed fifty thousand dollars, in shares of twenty-five dollars How corpora- each. Any corporation or association heretofore organized under any other law of this State, for the purposes named in this act, may, by a majority vote of the stock represented at any annual meeting thereof, reorganize under the provisions of this act.
tion may reorganize.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
[ No. 40. ]
AN ACT to repeal act number two hundred and twenty-seven of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, being an act to provide for the collection of the social sta tistics of Michigan and to provide for the publication of said statistics.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That act number two hundred and twenty-seven of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, being "An act to provide for the collection of the social statistics of Michigan and to provide for the publication of said statistics, together with the statistics to be taken by the authority of the United States in the year eighteen hundred and eighty," approved May twenty-four, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, be and the same is hereby repealed.
Approved March 26, 1897.