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same manner, except that one return and one poll list is filed with City Clerk, and one of each returned to County Clerk.

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“In all elections every male citizen ; every male inhabitant residing in the State on the twenty-fourth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirtyfive; every male inhabitant residing in this State on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty, who has declared his intention to become a citizen of the United States, pursuant to the laws thereof six months preceding an election, or who has resided in this State two years and six months, and declared his intention, as aforesaid; and every civilized male inhabitant of Indian descent, a native of the United States, and not a member of any tribe, shall be an elector and entitled to vote; but no citizen or inhabitant shall be an elector, or entitled to vote at any election, unless he shall be above the age of twenty-ore years, and has resided in this State three months, and in the township or ward in which he offers to vote ten days preceding such election."- Constitution, Art. VII, Sec. 1.

“The residence of an elector shall be the ward and district in which his family resides, or in which is his regular boarding house."--Laws of 1861, page 183.


The several Ward Boards shall meet on the first Monday in October, 1864, and on the first Monday in October every fourth year thereafter. They shall be in session not less than three nor more than six days, and from 9 A, M, to 1 P. m., and from 3 to 5 P. M., each day. Their duty is to make a re-registration of electors, and after its completion every former registry shall be invalid. The act of 1864 gives the city power to fill vacancies in



the ward boards, by persons other than ward officers.-Charter, Sec. 498.

During the first two days, the Boards shall only register the names of those who make personal request to be registered. After said two days, it is the duty of the Board to add the names of all others known to them to be residents of the ward and qualified electors.--Charter, Sec. 471.

REVIEWING, ETC. In the years when there is no new registration, the several Boards shall meet in such places as the city Board shall designate, upon the second Thursday, Friday and Saturday next preceding a general election, and upon the second Thursday and Friday next preceding the regular charter elections.-- Charter, Sec. 504.


No name shall be entered save by a member of the Board or the elector himself. If an elector has ceased to be a resident, it shall be noted in red ink. No person to be registered save on personal application, etc., unless known to at least one member of the Board to be a resident, etc. Each applicant to state if he has previously resided or been registered in any other ward. A separate list shall be made of the new registrations, noting the previous residence of the persons so registered, which shall be delivered to the City Board at its next session.- Charter, Secs. 413, 474, 475, 476, 499.


This Board, to be composed of those assigned to the several wards, must meet at the City Hall upon the Monday preceding each election (save special elections), to correct the registers, register new applicants, etc. The section requiring this meeting provides fully the duties, powers, etc., of the board.— Charter, Sec. 500.

REGISTRATION AT ELECTION. When any person shall apply to the Inspectors of any election, excepting special elections for ward officers, in said city of Detroit, who has not been registered, to be registered by said Inspectors, alleging that he was absent during the then last session of the Board of Registration of the ward or district, said Inspectors shall require such applicant to state, on oath, in addition to the statements required by section fourteen of this act, that he was absent from the city of Detroit during said session, and during the session of the Board of Registration, on the Monday preceding such election.- Charter, Sec. 501.

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FIRST WARD-To embrace that part of the city

situate west of the centre line of Shelby, and south of the center of Michigan avenue, and east of the

Forsyth farm. SECOND WARD-All south of the centers of Monroe

and Michigan av nues, and between the centers

of Shelby and Randolph streets. THIRD WARD-All sonth of the center of Gratiot

street, and between the center lines of Randolph

and St. Antoine streets. FOURTH WARD-All south of the center of Gratiot

street, between the centers of St. Antoine and

Rivard streets. FIFTH WARD-All north of the center of Michigan

avenue, and west of the center of Woodward ave

nue, and east of Forsyth farm. SIXTH WARD-All east of the center of Woodward

avenue, north of the centers of Monroe avenue

and Gratiot sireet, and west of the Witherell farm. SEVENTH WARD-All south of the center of Gratiot

street, east of the center of Rivard street, and

west of the Witherell farm, EIGHTH WARD-Comprises the Forsyth, Labrosse

and Parker farms. NINTH WARD-All south of the southerly line of the

Detroit, Monroe and Toledo ailroad, and west of the Baker farm, to the west line of the Porter

farm TENTH WARD-All east of the west line of the With

erell farm, anu west of the center line of Mount Elliott avenue, and southerly of the northerly line

of Leland and Gratiot streets. ELEVENTH WARD-All east of the center line of Mt.

Elliot avenue and west of the east bank of Conner's Creek, from the Detroit river to 300 feet above Fremont street. (To take effect Septem

ber 1, 1873. For election purposes the Fourth and Fifth Wards are divided into two (lection districts; the Sixth Ward into three election districts; the Seventh Ward into two election districts; the Ninth Ward into two election districts; the Tenth Ward into two election districts.


There are three street railway companies, organized under the act of the Legislature, approved January 13, 1855, with permits to establish and operate, granted by ordinance. The Detroit City Railway Company (ordinance approved November 24, 1862) owns the Jefferson avenue, Woodward avenue, Michigan avenue and Gratiot street routes. The Fort Wayne and Elmwood Railway Company (ordinance approved May 1, 1868), owning route of same name.

The several companies pay annually to the city, as a license, commencing five years after date of organization, as follows: Detroit City and Grand River avenue, the sum of fifteen dollars, and Fort Wayne and Elmwood, the sum of twenty five dollars for each and every passenger car.

The length of routes within city limits is as follows : Fort Wayne and Elmwood...

4 miles. Gratiot street

1.4 Woodward avenue...

1.9 Michigan avenue....

2.5 Jefferson avenue....

2.5 Grand River avenue...

2 Besides the above, two “ Transit Railway Companies” have been organized, one for the Eastern and one for the Western portions of the city, for the transportation of heavy freights, as well as for the accommodation of passengers. These cars are to be run by horses in the day time, and steam power at night.

Also, the “Detroit and Grand Trunk Junction Street Railway,” from Mt. Elliott avenue west, through Congress, Seventh, Baker and 24th streets and Dix Road to the Grand Trunk Junction.


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