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ELECTIONS OF 1913 




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Duties pf Voters, Candidates and 

Committees 



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0 UN PER "ACTS " RELATI N0 TO j 

PERSONAL REGISTRATIOM" 
*^4INIFORM PRIMARIES" 
'PARTY ENROLLMENT" 
NON-PARTISAN PRIMARIES" 



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AND 



CORRUPT PRACTICES" 



PREPARED BY 



GEORGE p. THORN 

CHIEF clerk; state department 

HARRI8|HtlRQ. PA. 



1913 



HARRISBURG. PA.: 
WM. STANLEY RAY, STATE PRINTER 

1913 




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Registration Days in Cities. 



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" If a voter's name is not registered he shall not be entitled to 



vote at any election. 



REGISTRATION DAYS IN ALL CITIES FOR 
THE NOVEMBER ELECTION, 1913. 

(All previous registrations have expired.) 

Thursday, August 28, 1913. 
Tuesday, September 2, 1913. 

Saturday, September 13, 1913. 

The hours when the Registrars will sit, in the 
cities of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Scranton are 
from 7 o'clock A. M. to 10 o'clock A. M., and from 4 
o'clock P. M. to 10 o'clock P. M. 

In all other cities, from 8 o'clock A. M. to 1 o'clock 
P. M., from 2 o'clock P. M. to 6 o'clock P. M. and 
from 7 o'clock P. M. to 10 o'clock P. M. 

REGISTRATION OF VOTERS IN FEDERAL OR 

STATE EMPLOY. 

Any person employed in the service of this State, 
or in the service of the Federal Government, and re- 
quired thereby to be absent from the city wherein 
he resided when entering such employment, shall, on 
petition to the proper registration commissioners, 
verified by affidavit, and without appearing per- 
sonally before the commissioners, be registered as 
of the distiict wherein he shall have resided prior to 
entering such service. In such case a residence by 
street and number shall not be required, but the per- 
son shall be registered as of the proper district In 

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tbe case of persons employed by this Commonwealth 

no such petition shall be considered, unless it be ac- 
companied by a certificate from the Auditor Gen- 
eral, under tJie seal of his office, setting forth that 
the proper person is actually employed in the ser- 
vice of this Commonwealth, and also setting forth 
the nature of such employment and the time when 
such person first entered such employment. In the 
case of persons employed by the Federal Govern- 
ment no such petition shall be considered, unless it 
be accompanied by a certificate from the head of the 
proper department, or chief of the proper division 
or bureau, under the seal of his office, setting forth 
that the proper person is actually employed in the 
service of the United States, and also setting forth 
the nature of such employment, and the time when 
such person first entered such employment. No such 
person shall be registered unless he shall produce to 
the registration commissioners satisfactory proof 
that he is, by payment of taxes and otherwise, en- 
titled to registration. When any such person, so 
registered, shall vote, he shall be required by the 
proper election officers to sign the ballot check list 
of the proper district. 



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STATE WIDE PRIMARY. 



The Primary Elections shall be held on the third 
Tuesday of September in all odd-numbered years 
and shall be known as the "Fall Primary." 

Candidates for all offices to be filled at the mu- 
nicipal election, shall be nominated at the Fall Pri- 
mary. 

The names of candidates for nomination for all 

county, city, borough, ward and township offices 
shall be filed with the County Commissioners at least 
three weeks prior to the primary. 

The number of signers required for an office to be 
voted for by the electors of an entire county is at 
least one hundred qualified voters. 

For the office of Inspector of Elections, five quali- 
fied voters. ^ 

All ottier offices, at least ten qualified voters. 

Each signer of a Nomination Petition shall sign 
but one such petition for each office to be filled, and 
shall declare tiierein that he is a member of the party 
designated in such petition: Provided, however 
That where there are to be elected two or more per- 
sons to the same office, each signer may sign peti- 
tions for as many candidates for such office as, and 
no more than he could vote for at the November elec- 
tion. He shall also declare therein that he is a quali- 
fied elector of the county therein named, and of the 
political district or division in which the nomination 
is to be made. He shall add his occupation and resi- 
dence, giving city, borough or township, with street 
and number, if any, and shall also add the date of 
^gning. No Nomination Petition shall be circulated 
prior to sixty days before the last day on which 

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such petition may be filed, and no signature shall be 
counted unless it bears date within sixty days of the 
last day for filing. 

Said Nomination Petition may be on one or more 
sheets. Each sheet shall have appended thereto the 
affidavit of some person, not necessarily a signer, 
and not necessarily the same person on each sheet 
setting forth that the affiant is a qualified voter of 
the political district or division, as the case may be; 
his residence, giving city, borough or township, with 
street and number, if any; that the signers signed 
with full knowledge of the contents of the petition; 
that their respective residences are correctly stated 
therein ; that they all reside in the county named in 
the affidavit; and that each signed on the date set 
opposite his name ; and that, to the best of affiant's 
knowledge and belief the signers are qualified elec- 
tors and members of the designated party of the po- 
litical district or division, as the case may be. 

The Primary Election polls shaU be open between 
the hours of seven o'clock A. M. and seven o'clock 

The qualifications of electors entitled to vote at a 
primary shall be the same as the qualifications of 
electors entitled to vote at elections, except that 
with respect to the payment of taxes, it shall be 
sufficient if an elector shall have paid within two 
years before the next Novembw election a State or 
county tax, which shall have been assessed at least 
two months before the said election, and paid on or 
before the day of the primary, and in cases where 
personal registration is required, on or before the 
registration day on which he registered. 

If an elector is challenged he shall make oath that 
at the last preceding election at which he voted, he 
voted for a majority of the candidate® of the party 
for whose ballot he asks. 



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If such last preceding election was a general elec- 
tion at which Presidential electors were voted for 
he shall m determining the number of candidates 
for which he voted, count the group of Presidential 
electors as two candidates. 

Any person who votes, or attempts to vote, at 
nJv^^l' knowing that he does not possess the 
qualifications, etc., shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, 
and upon couviction thereof, shall be sentenced to a 
hue not exceeding one thousand dollars or imprison- 
ment not exceeding one year, or either, or both, in 
the discretion of the court. ' 

State Committeemen shall be elected at the Fall 
Primary, m the year 1913, and shall hold office until 
tiieir successors are duly elected and qualified at the 
Spring Primary m 1914: Provided, however That 
where the existing rules of a party' provide for t?e 
election of State Committeemen by the County Com 

nnf?i' Itl- Committeemen so elected shall ^rve 
until their successors are duly elected and quaUfied 
at the Spring Primary in 1914. quaunea 

^floT*"'^^ happening at any time in the office of 
State Committeeman shaU be fiUed by the City or 
County Committee of the respective parties. ^ 

Nominataon petitions for all Judges, including As- 
socmte Judges, shall be filed in the office of the"«ti 
retaiy of the Commonwealth ot the See- 

Also those for Member of the State Committee 
fh^l ^.«°^«cjatic party, whose rules provide for 
the election of their members of the State CommH 
tee by the County Committee, do not eSct SoTe gf 
ficers at this year's primary. 

For all other offices the nomination petitions aw* 
filed with the County Commissioners. ^^"^^""^^ ^ 



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NON-PARTISAN. 



DOMINATION OF JUDGES. 

Judges of the Supreme and Superior Court and 
Judges of all Courts of record shall be nominated at 
a primary election upon a non-partisan ballot. 

The names of the candidates shall appear on the 
official non-partisan primary ballot in alphabetical 
order. 

If the candidate is to be voted for in more than 
one county, the name of the county in which he re- 
sides shall be printed opposite to or under his name. 

If he lives in a district composed of but one county 
the name of the township, borough or ward and city 
shall be printed after his name. 

The names of candidates for nomination shall be 
printed upon the official non-partisan primary bal- 
lot, upon the filing of nomination petitions, signed 
by qualified voters of the State, or of the judicial dis- 
trict, as the case may be. 

Each signer of a nomination petition may sign 
but one petition, for each office to be filled, and shall 
declare therein, that he has signed no other, except 
that when more than one is to be elected he may sign 
petitions for as many candidates as he could vote for 
at the November election. 

To his signature he shall add his occupation and 
residence, giving city, borough or township, with 
street and number, if any, and shall also add the 
date of signing. 

No petition ^aU be circulated prior to sixty days 
before the last day on which such petitions may be 
filed. 

Petitions for judges may be filed with the Sec- 



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retary of the Commonwealth up to and including 
Tuesday, August 19, 1913, or at least four weeto 
prior to the primary. 

Nomination petitions may be on one or more 
. sheets, but different sheets must be used for signers 
resident in difi'erent counties. Each sheet shaU have 
appended thereto the affidavit of some person not 
necessarily a signer, setting forth that he is a quali- 
fied elector of the State or judicial district, as the 
case may be, giving his residence, city, borough, or 
township, with street and number, if any ; that the 
signers signed with full knowledge of the contents 
of the petition ; that their respective residences are 
correcUy stated therein ; that they all reside in the 
county named in the affidavit; and that each signed 
on the date set opposite their names ; and that to the 
best of his knowledge and beUef they are Qualified 
voters of the district 

Each candidate shall file with his petition his af- 
fidavit, stating his residence, with street and num- 
ber, if any, his post office address, his election dis- 
trict, the name of the office for which he is a candi- 
date, that he is eligible for such office, and that he 
will not knowingly violate any election Jaw, or aay 
law regulating election expenses. 

N ominatwn Petitions, Number of signers required. 

(1) For the office of Judge of the Supreme or 
bupenor Court nomination petitions shall be 
signed by at least one hundred qualified voters 
m each of at least five counties of the State. 

(2) For the office of Judge of any Court 
of Kecord, by at least two hundred qualified 
voters of the county, or district, as the case may 
be, but the same sheet may not be used in more 
than one county. 



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The candidates for nomination at any primary, 
for the succeeding election, equal in number to twice 
the number to be elected in November, who shall 
have received at such primary the highest number 
of votes cast, shall be the nominees for such office, 
Provided, That whenever any candidate, where but 
one person is to be elected at the succeeding election, 
shall receive a number of votes greater than one- 
half the total cast for such office at the primary, 
such candidate shall be the sole nominee. 

In case of a tie vote the candidates shall appear 
before the Secretary of the Commonwealth on the 
third Friday after the primary and cast lots, and 
the one to whom the lot shall fall, shall be entitled 
to the nomination. 

Should a candidate named for the primary die, a 
majority of the original signers may sign and file 
another petition, proposing a new candidate for the 
same oflice, at any time prior to the printing of the 
non-partisan primary ballot. 

If, after the primary, and before the election, 
any candidate nominated shall die, or shall by law 
be disentitled to have his name j)rinted on the bal- 
lot for the election, a vacancy shall be deemed to 
exist, which shall be filled by inserting the name 
of the candidate at the primary who received the 
next highest number of votes. 

If after the primary and before the election, there 
should be no candidate whatever nominated, a new 
petition may be filed, complying with the law regu- 
lating filing before the primary. The person named 
in the first petition so received, shall be the can- 
didate, and no more such petitions shall be re- 
ceived. 

Should such nominations be received by the 
County Commissioners after the official election 



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ballots are printed, they shall print stickers, con- 
taining the name of such candidate, which shall be 
offered to each voter with the regular ballot. 

Any candidate named by petition may withdraw 
his name as a candidate, at any time before four 
o'clock of the Friday next succeeding the last day 
fixed for filing nomination petitions, by a request 
m writing, signed by him, and acknowledged before 
any officer authorized to take acknowledgements, 
and filed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth! 

No candidate nominated at, or after a primary 
may withdraw his name as candidate for election. ' 

NON-PARTISAN ELECTIONS IN SECOND- 
CLASS CITIES. 

Nominations for all city offices in Second Class 
Cities— Pittsburgh and Scranton— shall be made at 
a Primary Election, upon a non-partisan ballot. 

Nomination petitions for all offices in cities of 
the Second Class, shall be signed by at least ten 
quaUfied voters of the poUtical district or division 
within which such nomination is to be made, and 
shall be filed with the County Commissioners at 
least three weeks prior to the primaries, the last 
day being Tuesday, August 26th, 1913. 



All the rules and regulations governing the nomi- 
nation and election of Judges are identical with the 
rules and regulations governing nominations and 
elections in Second Class Cities, with the exceptioi- 
that in the case of City officers certain duties are 
performed by the County Commissioners instead of 
the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 



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Non-partisan nominations in Second Class Cities 

include only those city offices elected by the entire 
city, such as Mayor, Councilmen and City Con- 
tolier. Aldermen, Assessors, Election Officers, etc., 
will be nominated as heretofore on the party pri- 
mary ballot. 
This applies also to third class cities. 



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PARTY ENROLLMENT. 



At each and every Registration of Voters, in all 
districts of the State, there shall be a Registration 

and Enrollment of the voters, according to their 
party preferences, and affiliations: Provided, That 
if at any time the law provides for the nomination 
of candidates for any office at non-partisan pri- 
maries, then, every registered voter shall be en- 
titled to receive and vote such non-partisan primary 
ballot. 

In cities where personal registration is required, 
any voter desiring to participate in the primaries 
of any party, shall, at the time of registration state, 
under oath, the name of the party of which he is a 
member, and wliose ballot he desires to vote at the 
]irimaries, and it shall then be the duty of the proper 
Registering Officers to write the name of such party 
opposite his name on the list. 

If a voter about to register as member of a party 
is challenged, he shall not be registered unless he 
makes oaSi, that at the last preceding November 
election at which he voted, he voted for a majority 
of the candidates of that party. Presidential elec- 
tors shall be counted as two candidates. Any quali- 
fied voter may enroll as member of any party which 
has secured the exclusive use of a party name, for 
the ensuing i)rimary. If a voter does not desire to 
vote at a Primary Election, he shall not be required 
to answer as to his party membership. 

In all election districts, other than in cities, the 
assessor or registry assessor, sliall, within forty- 
five days after the approval of the enrollment act, 
make an enrollment of each voter residing in his 
district, and thereafter, annually, make such en- 
rollment of all voters in his district 



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Said assessor, or registry assessor, shall leave at 
the residence of each voter, absent when his resi- 
dence is visited, the foUowing form of certificate: 

Certificate of Enrollment. 

I? , a duly qualified voter 

residing in Election District, 

hereby declare that I desire to be enrolled 

as a member of the Party, and 

express my desire to vote the ticket of the 
Party, at the Pri- 
mary Election next ensuing, and request 
that my name be enrolled on the Assessor's 
list as a member of said party, for the pur- 
pose of participating in said primary or pri- 
maries. 



(Signature of Elector.) 
WITNESS: 



Address. 

The assessor shall ascertain, if possible, by per- 
sonal inquiry, the party politics of the voter, and 
in case the voter is not at his residence he shall 
leave a Certificate of Enrollment, which the voter 
may fill out and give to the Assessor before the 
sixty-third day preceding each primary. 

If a voter does not desire to vote at a primary 
election he shall not be required to sign the cer- 
tificate. If a voter in districts, other than cities, 
is challenged at the primaries as to his party en- 
rollment, he shall ^make oath that at the last No- 
vember election he voted for a majority of the can- 
didates of that party. Presidential electors shall 
be counted as two candidates. 

Should the Kegistrars or Assessors make a mis- 



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take in recording the voters' party, he may have 
the Registry corrected or amended, provided such 
amendment shall not be made later than ten days 
before any primary election. 

No voter registered as a member of one party 
shaU be allowed to receive or vote a ballot of any 
other party at a primary election, and no voter who 
is not enrolled as member of some political party 
shall be permitted to vote at any primary election. 

PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS. 

Any voter who shall wilfully make any false af- 
fidavit, or statement, to any Registrar or Assessor, 
with intent to procure false enrollment, or registra- 
tion of himself, or any other voter, shall be guilty of 
a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by imprison- 
ment for not more than one year, and a fine of not 
more than one thousand dollars, or either, or both, 
in the discretion of the Court. 

Any voter wilfully voting, or attempting to vote, 
or any election officer wilfully receiving the vote of 
any voter casting the ballot as a voter of any po- 
litical party, not qualified as a member of said 
party, shall be punished by imprisonment for not 
more than one year and a fine of not more than 
one thousand dollars, or either, or both, at the dis- 
cretion of the Court 

THIRD-CLASS CITIES. 

Any qualified registered voter in any city of the 
third class may be nominated to any elective mu- 
nicipal office in said city in the following manner: 

It shall be lawful for any such person to be pro- 
posed for any elective municipal office by the filing 
of a petition with the county commissioners, at least 



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three weeks before the date of the primary election 
for municipal offices; said petition to be signed by 

at least twenty-five qualified registered voters of 
said city. 

The petitions proposing the names of citizens for 
municipal elective offices shall set forth that the 

signers thereof are qualified and registered voters 
residing in said city; and shall set forth the resi- 
dence and occupation of the candidate proposed, 
and of each person signing said petition; but said 
petition shall have nothing tliereon to designate any 
political party, or any party affiliations of the per- 
son proposed as a candidate, or of the persons pro- 
posing the said name. 

The county commissioners of the county in which 
any city of the third class shall be located shall 
cause to be printed, for the use of voters at any pri- 
marv election in said eitv of the third class, where 
public elective municipal officers are to be nomi- 
nated, a non-partisan primary ballot. 

In addition to the non-partisan ballot there shall 
be printed another ballot known as the party ballot, 
upon which shall appear tlie names of the candi- 
dates for all other offices. All these petitions are 
filed with the county commissioners. To nominate 
a candidate who will be voted for by an entire county 
requires one hundred signers. 

For the office of inspector of elections five, and 
for all other officers, at least ten, qualified voters. 



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NOMINATION AND ELECTION EXPENSES. 



LAWFUL EXPENSES. 

No candidate, and no treasurer of any political 
committee, shall pay, give or lend, or agree to pay, 
give or lend, either directly or indirectly, any money 
or other valuable thing for any nomination or elec- 
tion expenses whatever, except for the following pur- 
poses: For printing and traveling expenses, and 
personal expenses incident thereto, stationery, ad- 
vert isiug, postage, expressage, freight, telegraph, 
telephone and public messenger services; for dis- 
semination of information to the public; for politi- 
cal meetings, demonstrations and conventions, and 
for the pay and transportation of speakers; for the 
rent, maintenance and furnishing of offices; for the 
payment of clerks, typewriters, stenographers, jani- 
tors and messengers, actually employed; for the em- 
ployment of watchers at primary meetings and elec- 
tions, to the number allowed by law ; for the trans- 
portation of voters to and from the polls, and for 
legal expenses, bona fide incurred, in connection 
with any nomination or election. 

DETAILED ACCOUNT SHALL BE FILED. 

Every candidate for nomination at any primary 
election, caucus or convention, wJiether nominated 
thereat or not, shall within fifteen days after the 
same was held, if the amount received or expended 
shall exceed the sum of fifty dollars, and every can- 
didate for election, and every treasurer of a political 
committee, or person acting as such treasurer, shall, 
within thirty days after eveigr election at which such 



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candidate was voted for, op with which such po- 
litical committee was concerned, if the amount re- 
ceived or expended shall exceed the sum of ^ijty dol- 
lars filed with the officers hereinafter specified a 
full, true and detailed account, subscribed and sworn 
or affirmed to by him, before an officer authorized to 
administer oaths, setting forth each and every sum 
of money contributed, received or disbursed by him 
for election expenses, the date of each contribution, 
receipt and disbursement, the name of the person 
from whom received or to whom paid, and the object 
or purpose for which the same was disbursed. Such 
account shall also set forth the unpaid debts and 
obligations of any such candidate or committee for 
election expenses, with the nature and amount of 
each, and to whom owing. 

In the case of candidates for election, who have 
previously filed accounts as candidates for nomina- 
tion, the accounts shall only include contributions, 
receipts and disbursements mhsequent to the date of 
such prior accounts. 

If the aggrejrate receipts or disbursements of a 
candidate or political committee, in connection with 
any nomination or election, shall not exceed fifty 
dollars, the treasurer of the committee or the can- 
didate shall, within thirty days after the election, 
certify that fact, under oath, to the officer with 
whom the statement is filed. 

Each such account shall be accompanied by 
vouchers for all sums expended exceeding ten dollars 
in amount. 

WITH WHOM ACCOUNTS SHALL BE FILED. 

Every such account concerning expenses incurred 
by, or in regard to, candidates for offices to be voted 
for by the electors of the State at large, shall be filed 
with the Secretary of the Commonwealth; and every 



such account concerning expenses incurred by, or in 
regard to, candidates for other offices, shall be filed 
with the Clerk of the Court of Quarter Sessions 
of the several counties where such candidates may 
respectively reside: Provided, That if any account 
concerns expenses in regard to candidates who do 
not all reside in the same county, such accounts shall 
he filed in each county in which such candidate (not 
being a candidate for an office to be voted for by the 
electors of the State at large) resides. 

OATH OF OFFICE. 

It shall be unlaivful to administer the oath of of- 
fice to any person elected to any public office, until 
he has filed an account as required by this act ; and 
no such person shall enter upon the duties of his 
office until he has filed such account, nor shall he 
receive any salary for any period prior to the filing 
of the same. 

INSPECTION AND PRESERVATION OF AC- 
COUNTS. 

All such accounts shaU be open to public inspec- 
tion in the offices where they are filed, and shall be 

carefully preserved there for a period of two years. 

CONTRIBUTIONS FOR ELECTION EXPENSES. 

No person who is not a candidate, or the treasurer 

of a political committee, shall pay, give or lend, or 
agree to pay, give or lend, any money or other valu- 
able thing, whether contributed by himself or by 
any other person, for any election expenses whatever, 
except to a candidate or to a political committee; 
and no officer of any corporation, whether incor- 



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ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTIONS. 

porated under the laws of this or any other State, 
or any foreign country, except corporations formed 
for political purposes^ shall pay, give or lend, or 
authorize to be paid, given or lent, any money or 
other valuable thing belonging to such corporation 
to any candidate or to any political committee, for 
the payment of any election expenses whatever. 

It shall be unlawful for any candidate, or the 
treasurer of a political committee, or person acting 
as such treasurer, to disburse any money received 
from any anonymous source. 

"CANDIDATE" DEFINED. 

The term "candidate," as used in the act" to reg- 
ulate nomination and election expenses," shall, un- 
less especially restricted therein, include both can- 
didates for nomination and candidates for election. 

'^POLITICAL COMMITTEE" DEFINED. 

The term "PoUtical Committee" shall include 
every two or more persons who shall be (elected, ap- 
pointed or chosen, or who shall have associated them- 
selves or co-operated, for the purpose, wholly or in 
part, of raising, collecting or disbursing money, or 
of controlling or directing the raising, collection or 
disbursement of money, for election expenses. 

TREASURER OF COMMITTEE. 

Every Political Committee shall appoint and con- 
stantly maintain a Treasurer, to receive, keep and 
disburse all sums of money which may be collected 
or received by such committee or by any of its mem- 
bers for election expenses; and unless such treas- 



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urer is first appointed, and thereafter maintained, 
it shall be unlawful for a political committee or any 
of its members to collect, receive or disburse m>oney 
for any such purpose. All money collected or re- 
ceived by any political committee or by any of its 
members, for election expenses, shall be paid over 
and made to pass through the hands of the treas- 
urer of such committee, and shall be disbursed by 
him ; and it shall be unlawful for any political com- 
mittee or any of its members to disburse any money 
for election expenses unless such money shall have 
passed through the hands of the treasurer. 

PENALTIES. 

Any person who shall incur any illegal election ex- 
penses, or otherwise violate any of the provisions of 
the act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor ; and, upon 
conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not 
less than fifty dollars or more than one thousand dol- 
lars, or by imprisonment for not less than one month 
or more than two years, either or both, at the discre- 
tion of the court. 

BLANK FORMS. 

Blank forms, suitable for the statements required 
to be filed, are to be obtained from the County Com- 
missioners. 



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QUAUFICATIONS OF VOTERS. 



GENERAL ELECTIONS. 

Every male citizen, twenty-one years of age, pos- 
sessing the following qualifications, shall be entitled 
to vote at all elections, subject, however, to such 
laws requiring and regulating the registration of 
electors as the General Assembly may enact :— 

First— He shall have been a citizen of the United 
fetates at least one month. 

Second.— He shall have resided in the State one 
year (or, having previously been a qualified elector 
or native born citizen of the State, he shaU have re- 
moved therefrom and returned, then six months) 
immediately preceding the election. 

Third.— He shall have resided in the election dis- 
trict where he shall offer to vote at least two months 
immediately preceding the election. 

I. ■^u"i''/u*~-^^ twenty-two years of age and upwards, 
he shall have paid within two years a State or county 
tax, which shall have been assessed at least two 
months and paid at least one month before the elec- 
tion. 

RESIDENCE AND RIGHT TO VOTE OF GOV- 
ERNMENT OFFICIALS AND CERTAIN 

OTHER ELECTORS. 

For the purpose of voting no person shall be 
deemed to have gained a residence by reason of his 
presence or lost it by reason of his absence, while 
employed in the service, either civil or military, of 
this State op of- the United States, nor while en-^ 



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gaged in the navigation of the waters of the State 
or of the United States, or on the high seas, nor 
while a student of any institution of learning, nor 
while kept in any poorhouse or other asylum at pub- 
lic expense, nor while confined in public prison. 



POLITICAL CALENDAR FOR 1913. 

Municipal Primary Election, Tuesday, September 
16, 1913. 

JSfovember Election, Tuesday, November 4, 1913. 



Last day for filing petitions for nomination for 

the primary, with the Secretary of the C(»nmon- 
wealth, Tuesday, August 19, 1913. 

Last day for filing nominations with the CJounty 
Commissioners, Tuesday, September 23, 1913. 

Last day for filing nomination papers for Judges, 
with the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Tuesday, 
September 30, 1913. 

Last day to be assessed, for the November elec- 
tion, Wednesday, September 3, 1913. 

Last day to be registered for the November elec- 
tion, in any dly, Saturday, September 13, 1913. 

Last day to pay tax to qualify for the Novem- 
ber election, Saturday, October 4, 1913. 

Last day for filing statement of expenses for the 
Primary, Wednesday, October 1, 1913. 

Last day for filing statement of expenses for the 
November election, Thursday, December 4, 1913. 



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PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTI- 
TUTION. 

There will be on the Official Ballot at the Novem- 
ber Election five proposed amendments to the Consti- 
tution, for adoption or rejection by the voters of the 
State. 

These Amendments are as follows: 

1. To permit the Commonwt^alth to issue bonds 
in the sum of fifty million dollars for improving and 
rebuilding roads. 

2. To permit special legislation regulating labor. 

3. Providing that judges whose terms of office 
expire in an odd-numbered year shall hold over until 
the first Monday of January in the next year. 

4. Providing that subjects of taxation may be 
classified. 

5. Authorizing municipalities, other than Phila- 
delphia, to increase their indebtedness under cer- 
tain conditions.