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Power of Congress under Sec. 4, Art. 1, of the Constitution.

Recent decisions of Supreme Court touching power of Congress
to legislate on subject of voting at State election.

Disfranchisement as a punishment for desertion from the army or
the navy.

Residents within a navy yard, arsenal, or the like no right to vote.

But otherwise as to persons residing upon certain military reser-

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Conviction of desertion necessary to disqualify voter.
As to the regulation of an election by statute.
Further as to residence within a military reservation
Domicil of unmarried man.

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Further as to recount of ballots,
Amended return under Massachusetts law.
Certificate of election must be based on full canvass.
Governor of a State not an election officer.
Use of registration test by officers of election.

Duty to fix sufficient voting places.


Time of closing polls.

What certificate to returns, &c., may contain.

Election board once dissolved is functus officio.

Inspectors have no control over ballot after its deposit in box.

Amendment of record of election.


109. Validity of elections in military camps.

110, Same.

111. Power of legislature to fix time and place for the election of a

representative in Congress.

112. Power of constitutional convention.

113. Power of legislature where constitution does not fix place of


114. Statutes relating to time and place mandatory.

115. What variation from place fixed will vitiate election.

115a. Slight variation of place not fatal.

116. As to form or manner of giving notice of election.

117. Actual notice when acted upon by all the electors generally suffi.


118. In what cases proclamation or public announcement necessary.

119. Want of formal notice not necessarily fatal.

120. Distinction between general and special elections in regard to

notice required.

... 121. Statutory regulation necessary to validity of election.

122. As to change of place by vote of town meeting under statute of

New York.

123. Mere irregularities in elections may be disregarded.

124. Same.

125. Same.

126. What are to be deemed directory provisions of law.

127. Same.

128. Electors not to suffer by irregularities of their agents,

129. Same.

130. Effect of placing ballots in wrong box by mistake.

131. Same.

132. In what cases mistakes of election officers will be corrected.

133. Same.

133a. Inspectors have no control over ballot after it is deposited in box.

134. Effect of adopting erroneous rule in regard to qualifications of


135. When want of notice will vitiate election.

136. Same.

137. As to notice of election to fill vacancy.

138. Same.

139. Same.

140. As to opening and closing polls.

141. Votes cast after legal hours when rejected.

142. Governing rules as to opening and closing polls stated.

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145. Statute fixing time for making return directory.

146. As to contribution of money for election purposes in violation

of statute.

147. Same.

147a. All votes obtained by bribery or improper influence illegal.

148. As to offering consideration to the people of a county or commu-

nity to secure an election.

148a. Same.

149. As to wager upon the result of an election.

150. Same.

151. As to status of citizens of acquired territory.

152. What questions may be submitted to a popular vote.

153. Same.

154. Same.

155. Certificate of election upon partial canvass void.

156. Parol proof to show fraud in a return.

157. Duplicate returns.

158. Return signed by minority of board not good.

159. Law requiring two boxes held directory.

160. Transmission of return by private conveyance instead of through

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161. The legislature cannot reconsider the election of a senator.

162. As to the adjournment of an election under statutory authority.

163. Ballots for state and federal officers must be deposited at same


164. As to manner of electing United States Senators.

165. Both Houses of the legislature must participate in such election.

166. As to return of votes unsealed.

167. Incorrect spelling of candidate's name in return.

168. Omission of the word junior from the candidates name.

169. Effect of tie vote.

170. As to validity of act providing for decision of election by lot in

case of tie.

171. Refusal of proper officer to issue certificate of election.

172. Election of member of Congress in anticipation of admission.

73. Effect of forming state government of a part of an organized

territory upon the remainder.

174. As to unsigned return.

175. As to irregularity which does not affect result.

176. In what cases Governor of State may fix time and places of hold-

ing congressional elections.

177. The House of Representatives may validate an illegal election of


178. As to power of military governor in certain cases.

179. Effect of changing congressional districts.

180. Same.

181. Meaning of statute requiring votes to be cast in the presence of

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