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619. Letters "G. A. R." not to be used in advertising. It shall be unlawful to use the consecutive letters "G. A. R." to advertise a business or place, unless such is recognized by the rules and regulations of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Colorado, Rev. Stat. 1908, secs. 2403-4. 620. Grand Army cemetery to be cared for.—The sum of $300 is appropriated for the purpose of watering and caring for the Grand Army cemetery at Carson City.

Nevada, Laws 1917, ch. 39. 621. Not to be sent to almshouse.—No person who has served in the Army or Navy of the United States, nor his family, shall be sent to an almshouse or county home. Provision is made for extending aid to such persons, also to the families of deceased veterans who need assistance.

Illinois, 1 Ann. Stat. 1913, pars. 1238–48. Similar provisions: Iowa, Supp. 1913 Code, sec. 2231; Kansas, Gen. Stat. 1915, bec. 9477; Maine, Rev. Stat. 1918, ch. 29, sec. 9, p. 553; New York, Laws 1917, ch. 129; Washington, Pierce's Code 1912, p. 1979, tit. 449, sec. 29; Wisconsin, Stat. 1917, ch. 63, sec. 1524, but such aid shall not be for a longer period than three months without special authority.

622. Not to be sent to poorhouse; exceptions.-In any county where there is a post of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Mexican War veterans, or camp of Indian War veterans, no indigent veteran shall be sent to the county poorhouse without the consent of the commander or captain of the post or head officer of such organization. However, all such indigent persons shall be provided for, so far as practicable, in their own homes.

Oregon, 2 Lord's Laws 1910, sec. 4384. 623. Free transportation to reunions.-It shall be lawful for all common carriers to grant free transportation to all needy Confederate veterans over their respective lines of travel to and from all reunions, State and National.

Louisiana, Gen. Acts 1915, No. 500, p. 566. Similar provision, applying to veterans going to soldiers' home to become inmates or returning after discharge: Florida, 2 Comp. Laws 1914, sec. 2919.

624. Physician shall furnish death certificate.—A physician attending a soldier or sailor of the War of the Rebellion in his last illness shall, on request, furnish the family of the deceased with a certificate, giving, in addition to the date of death, the supposed age and duration of the last illness of deceased, giving also both the primary and the secondary or immediate cause of death as nearly as he can state the same, under penalty.

Massachusetts, Rev. Laws 1902, ch. 29, secs. 10, 1].

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VOTING.

Section.

625 626-628 629, 630

631 632

Qualifications:

Soldier in Regular Army can not vote...
Residence...
Soldiers who honorably served.
Receiving public aid..

Challenges....
Absent voting:

Constitutional provisions....

Statutory provisions...
Election day; military duty
Interference with voting:

Military power shall not interfere...
Attempting to influence voters....

633

634 635, 636

637 638

625. Soldiers in Regular Army not entitled to vote.

No officer, soldier, or marine in the Regular Army or Navy of the United States shall be entitled to vote in any election in this State.

Missouri, Const. art. 8, sec. 11. Similar provision: Texas, Const. art. 6, sec. 1; 2 Vernon's S. Civ. Stat. 1914, art. 2938.

626. Residence not gained or lost in Army.—No person shall lose a residence on account of being absent from his place of residence in the military service of the State or of the United States. Neither shall any soldier, sailor, or marine in the military or naval service of the United States acquire a residence by being stationed in this State.

Alabama, 1 Code 1907, sec. 295. Similar provisions: Arizona, Const. art. 7, secs. 3, 6; Rev. Stat. 1913, sec. 2964(2); Arkansas, Const. art. 3, sec. 7; Kirby's Dig. Stat. 1904, sec. 2769; California, Const. art. 2, sec. 4; Pol. Code 1915, sec. 1239; Colorado, Const. art. 7, sec. 4; Rev. Stat. 1908, sec. 2149; Georgia, 1 Park's Ann. Code 1914, sec. 34(2); 5 Park's Ann. Code 1914, sec. 6396; Hawaii, Rev. Laws 1915, sec. 63; Laws 1917, act. 197; Idaho, Const. art. 6, sec. 5; Indiana, Const. art. 2, secs. 3-4, 85; 3 Burns' Ann. Stat. 1914, sec. 6878; Illinois, Const. art. 7, secs. 4–5; Iowa, Const.art. 2, sec. 4; Kansas, Const. art. 5, sec. 3; Kentucky, Const. sec. 146; 1 Stat. 1915, sec. 1440; Louisiana, Const. 1898, arts. 175, 208; Maine, Const. art. 2, sec. 1; Michigan, Const. 1908, art. 3, secs. 2–3; Minnesota, Const. art. 7, secs. 3–4; Missouri, Const. art. 8, secs. 7, 11; 2 Rev. Stat. 1909, secs. 5800, 6200; Montana, Const. art. 9, secs. 3, 6; Nebraska, Const. art. 7, sec. 4; Rev. Stat. 1913, sec. 1942; Nevada, Const. art 2, sec. 2; 1 Rev. Laws 1912, sec. 3611; New Jersey, Const. art. 2, sec. 1; North Dakota, Const. art. 5, secs. 125-126; Oklahoma, Const. art. 3, sec. 2; 1 Rev. Laws 1910, sec. 3119; Oregon, Const. art. 2, sec. 5; Pennsylvania, Const. art. 8, secs. 6, 13; Philippine Islands, Laws 3d Legis. 1915, sec. 2299;

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Rhode Island, Const. art 2, sec. 4; South Dakota, Const. art 7, secs. 6–7; Vermont, Gen. Laws 1917, sec. 77; Virginia, Const. art. 2, sec. 24, 1 Code 1904, sec. 62; Washington, Const. art. 6, sec. 4; West Virginia, Const. art. 4, sec. 1; Wisconsin, Const. art 3, sec. 5; Wyoming, Const. art. 6, secs. 7-8.

627. Residence not gained.—No person in the military, naval, marine, or any other service of the United States shall be considered as having the required residence by reason of being employed in any garrison, barrack, or military or naval station in this State.

Rhode Island, Const. art. 2, sec. 4. 628. Inmates at soldiers' homes may vote. Inmates of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Grant County may exercise the right of suffrage in the State.

Indiana, 3 Burns' Ann. Stat. 1914, sec. 8117. Other provisions with reference to inmates of soldiers' homes voting: Illinois, 3 Ann. Stat. 1913, par. 4863; Kansas, Gen. Stat. 1915, secs. 4299–4322a, vote in homes; Maine, Rev. Stat. 1916, ch. 7, sec. 80, p. 170, vote at towns in which they had residence prior to connection with home; Minnesota, Gen Stat. 1913, sec. 438, special polling places; Vermont, Gen. Laws 1917, sec. 77.

629. Soldiers and sailors who honorably served in Army and Navy may vote. Included among those male citizens who have the right to vote are all who have honorably served in the land or naval forces of the United States in the war of 1812, or with Mexico, or with the Indians, or between the States, or with Spain, or who honorably served in the land or naval forces of the Confederate States or of Alabama in the war between the States and the lawful descendants of persons who honorably served in the land or naval forces of the United States in the American Revolution, the war of 1812, the war with Mexico, or with the Indians or between the States, or of the Confederate States.

Alabama, Const. art. 8, sec. 180. Similar provision: Oklahoma, Laws 1916, Const. amdt., p. 144; Virginia, Const. art. 2, sec. 19.

630. Civil War soldiers and sailors of foreign birth who are citizens may vote.—All soldiers and sailors of foreign birth, citizens of the United States, who served in the Army or Navy of the United States from this State in the late Civil War, and who were honorably discharged, shall have the right to vote on all questions upon the same conditions and under and subject to the same restrictions as native born citizens.

Rhode Island, Const. art. of amdt. No. 6. 631. Receiving public aid does not disqualify.—No person having served in the Army or Navy of the United States in time of war, and having been honorably discharged from such service, if otherwise qualified to vote, shall be disqualified therefor on account of receiving

or having received aid from any city or town, or because of the nonpayment of a poll tax.

Massachusetts, Const. art. of amdt. 28; Rev. Laws 1902, ch. 11, sec. 12,

Rev. Laws 1908, Supp., p. 97. Similar provisions: New Hampshire, Pub. Stat. 1901, ch. 31, sec. 3; Oklahoma, Const. art 3, sec. 1; 1 Rev. Laws 1910, sec. 3118; South Carolina, 1 Code 1912, secs. 1565–68, applies to Confederate soldiers.

632. Challenges-Procedure.—An officer or soldier in the Regular Army or marine in the Navy of the United States, enlisted from this State, upon being challenged in regard to his right to vote may make affidavit. Provision is made for altering the form of affidavit.

Oklahoma, 1 Rev. Laws 1910, sec. 3120. 633. Constitutional provision for voters absent in military service.The legislature may provide for the casting of votes by duly registered voters who, by reason of their being engaged in the military or naval service of the United States or of the State, other than in the Regular Army or Navy of the United States, may be absent from their respective precincts on the day on which any primary or general election is held.

California, Const. art. 2, sec. 1, amdt. of 1918. Similar provisions: Maine, Const. art. 2, sec. 4; art. 9, sec. 12; Maryland, Const. art. 1, sec. la, amdt. of 1918; Michigan, Const. art. 3, sec. 1, amdt. of 1917, p. 927; Nebraska, Const. art. 7, sec, 3; Nevada, Const. art. 2, sec. 3; New York, Const. art. 2, sec. 1; Rhode Island, Const. art. of amdt. No. 4.

634. Voters absent in military service.—To enable qualified electors in the military or naval service of the State or of the United States to vote while absent from the State in such service the legislature has enacted a soldiers' voting law. A record is made of such absent voters and ballots mailed to them at least forty days before any State election, with instructions for the proper voting and returning of the ballots which are canvassed by the board of supervisors.

Arizona, Laws 1918, ch. 11, pp. 29–38 Similar provisions: Connecticut, Pub. Acts 1918, sp. sess. Mar. 21, 1918; Delaware, Laws 1918, act Apr. 10, 1918, p. 7; Rev. Code 1915, secs. 1648–57, 1837–54, Florida, Gen. Laws 1917, ch. 7380, p. 241; Georgia, Laws 1918, No. 335, p. 238; Hawaii, Laws 1917, Act 197; Rev. Laws 1915, sec. 58; Idaho, Laws 1917, ch. 142, p. 453; Illinois, Laws 1917, pp. 440–44; Kansas, Gen. Stat. 1915, secs. 4299–4330; Kentucky, Acts 1918, ch. 37, pp. 106-113; ch. 136, p. 573; Louisiana, Acts 1918, No. 264, p. 486; No. 272, p. 518; Maine, Rev. Stat. 1916, ch. 7, sec. 80, p. 170; Maryland, Laws 1918, ch. 20; Laws 1917, ex. sess., ch. 40; Massachusetts, Acts & Res. 1918, ch. 258, 293, 295, 312 ex. sess.; Michigan, Pub. Acts 1915, No. 270; Pub. Acts 1917, No. 203, ch. 12; Minnesota, Gen. Stat. Supp. 1917, sec. 536–1; Laws 1917, ch. 68; Laws 1916, ch. 2; Mississippi, Laws 1918, ch. 184; Laws 1917, ch. 35; Missouri, Laws 1917, p. 276; Montana, Laws 1918, ch. 18; Nebraska, Laws 1918, ch. 1; ch. 2; secs. 1, 3; Nevada, 1 Rev. Laws 1912, secs. 420–6, 1887–93; New Hampshire, Laws 1917, ch. 95; New Jersey, 2 Comp. Stat. 1910, p. 2144, secs. 220–32; New York, Laws 1917, ch. 711, 815; Laws 1918, ch. 298, secs. 503–15; ch. 323, sec. 15a; North

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Carolina, Laws 1917, ch. 23; North Dakota, 1 Comp. Laws 1913, secs. 992–1004; Laws 1918, ch. 6; Ohio, 107 Laws 1917, p. 52; Oklahoma, Laws 1917, ch. 157; Laws 1916, ch. 25; Rhode Island, Laws 1918, ch. 1610, 1657; Gen. Laws 1909, ch. 11, secs. 58-61; South Carolina, Acts 1918, No. 574, p. 1076; South Dakota, Laws 1918, ch. 46; Tennessee, Laws 1917, ch. 8, 104; Code 1918, p. 527, sec. 1169a; Virginia, Acts 1916, ch. 369, p. 633; West Virginia, Acts 1917 2d ex. sess., ch. 13; Wisconsin, Stat. 1917, secs. 11.51-11.82.

635. Elector obliged to perform military duty in time of war.–No elector shall be obliged to perform military duty on the day of election, except in time of war or public danger.

Arizona, Const. art. 7, sec. 5. Similar provisions: California, Const. art. 2, sec. 3; Hawaii, Rev. Laws 1915, sec. 58; Illinois, Const. art. 7, sec. 3; Maine, Const. art. 2, sec. 3; Michigan, Const. 1908, art. 3, sec. 6; Nebraska, Const. art. 7, sec. 5; Rev. Stat. 1913, sec. 1943; Rhode Island, Pub. Laws 1909, ch. 394, sec. 81; South Dakota, Const. art. 7, sec. 5; Utah, Const. art. 4, sec. 4; Virginia, Const. art. 2, sec. 29.

636. Inspectors are exempt from military duty.-Inspectors of elections and registration officers are exempt from military duty when in actual discharge of duties of office.

Delaware, Rev. Code 1915, secs. 1620, 1719. 637. Military power shall not interfere with voting.--No power, civil or military, shall at any time interfere to prevent the free exercise of the right of suffrage.

Alabama, Const. art. 7, sec. 5. Similar provisions: Arizona, Const. art. 2, sec. 21; Arkansas, Const. art. 3, sec. 2; California, Const. art. 2, sec. 2; Colorado, Const. art. 2, sec. 5; Delaware, Const. art. 5, sec. 5; Rev. Code 1915, secs. 1825–26, 1828; Idaho, Const. art. 1, sec. 19; Maryland, 1 Ann. Code 1911, art. 33, sec. 115, p. 907; Mississippi, 1 Hem. Ann. Code 1917, sec. 854; Montana, Const. art. 3, sec. 5; Nebraska, Rev. Stat. 1913, sec. 3965; New Mexico, Const. art. 2, sec. 8; Oklahoma, Const. art. 2, sec. 4; Pennsylvania, Const. art. 1, sec. 5; South Carolina, Const. art. 2, sec. 15; South Dakota, Const. art. 6, sec. 19; Utah, Const. art. 1, sec. 17; Washington, Const. art. 1, sec. 19; Wyoming, Const. art. 1, sec. 27.

638. Attempting to influence voter is unlawful.–Any person in the civil or military service of the United States in this State who by threats, bribery, menace, or other corrupt means attempts to control or controls the vote of any elector, or annoys, injures or punishes him for the manner in which he exercises his elective franchise in any election is guilty of a misdemeanor and may be arrested and tried at any future time when he may be found in Texas.

Texas, 1 Vernon's Crim. Stat. 1916, p. 120, art. 256.

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