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THE

VILLAGE MANUAL

FOR THE

STATE OF MINNESOTA

A COMPLETE GUIDE FOR VILLAGE OFFICERS IN THEIR
VARIOUS DUTIES UNDER THE REVISED LAWS,

1905, AND GENERAL LAWS, 1905,

1907, 1909, 1911, 1912 AND 1913.

BY WALTER S. BOOTH,

AUTHOR OF THE TOWNSHIP MANUAL, JUSTICE'S MANUAL, CON-
STABLE'S MANUAL, CONVEYANCER'S AND NOTARY'S MAN-
UAL, HIGHWAY MANUAL; THE NORTH DAKOTA TOWN-
SHIP MANUAL, HIGHWAY MANUAL; THE SOUTH
DAKOTA TOWNSHIP MANUAL AND HIGHWAY

MANUAL

FIFTH EDITION

Minneapolis, Minn.
WALTER S. BOOTH & SON, PUBLISHERS,

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PART FIRST.

LAWS OF MINNESOTA

RELATING TO VILLAGE AND THE DUTIES OF

VILLAGE OFFICERS.

CHAPTER 1.-GENERAL ELECTIONS. 1.--QUALIFICATIONS OF VOTERS—CONSTITUTIONAL

PROVISIONS.

§ 1. What persons are entitled to vote.-Every male person of the age of twenty-one years or upwards, belonging to either of the following classes, who has resided in, this state six months next preceding any election, shall be entitled to vote at such election in the election district of which he shall at the time have been for thirty days a resident, for all officers that now are, or hereafter may be, elective by the people:

First-Citizen of the United States (a) who have been such for the period of three months next preceding any election.

Second-Persons of mixed white and Indian blood, who have adopted the customs and habits of civilization.

Third-Persons of Indian blood residing in this state, who have adopted the language, customs and habits of civilization, after an examination before any district court of the state, in such manner as may be provided by law, and shall have been pronounced by said court capable of enjoying the rights of citizenship within the state.—Minnesota Constitution, Art. VII., Sec. 1, as amended at the General Election (Nov.) 1896. 11. GENERAL ELECTION LAW OF THE STATE OF

MINNESOTA. (b.) § 2. General, when held—What officers chosen-Presidential electors.-A general election shall be held in the several election districts on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November (a) Previous to November, 1896, the Constitution

ed that every male person of the age of twenty-one years or upwards who had resided in the United States one year, and in this state four months, and in the election district ten days, was entitled to vote at any election.

A constitutional amendment, however, was adopted at the general election in November, 1896, which requires that all voters shall be full citizens of the United States, and reside six months in the state and thirty days in the election district to entitle them to vote.

(b) The General Election Law of the State, Revised Laws, 1905, Chapter 6, is herewith given in full as amended in 1905, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1912 and 1913, so far as the same applies to townships and township officers acting as judges or officers at general elections, and so far as to form a guide to such officers and to the voters at such elections of their duties under the present general election law of the state. Hence those parts of the law relating to the primary elections and nominations of candidates, the preparing, printing and distribu

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