Reports of Contested Election Cases in the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the Years 1886-1890: Together with the Opinions of the Supreme Judicial Court Relating to Such Elections

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Wright & Potter Printing Company, 1890 - 84 pages
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Page 68 - ... to make, ordain, and establish all manner of wholesome and reasonable orders, laws, statutes, and ordinances, directions, and instructions, either with penalties or without ; so as the same be not repugnant or contrary to this constitution, as they sh;ill judge to be for the good and welfare of this commonwealth, and for the government and ordering thereof, and of the subjects of the same...
Page 50 - J., who allowed a bill of exceptions in substance as follows : The defendant...
Page 37 - If the elector marks more names than there are , persons to be elected to an office, or if, for any reason, it is impossible to determine the voter's choice for an office to be filled, his ballot shall not be counted for such office.
Page 38 - On receipt of his ballot the voter shall forthwith, and without leaving the enclosed space, retire alone to one of the voting shelves or compartments so provided and shall prepare his ballot by marking in the appropriate margin or place a cross [X] opposite the name of the candidate of his choice...
Page 68 - Senators, or Representatives, and who shall have paid, by himself, or his parent, master, or guardian, any State or county tax, which shall, within two years next preceding such election, have been assessed upon him, in any town or district of this Commonwealth ; and also, every citizen who shall be by law exempted from taxation, and who shall be in all other respects qualified as above mentioned...
Page 67 - The qualifications are different in the different states. Citizenship, age, sex, residence, are variously required in the different states, or may be so. If the right belongs to any particular person, it is because such person is entitled...
Page 58 - ... the towns incorporated or organized after the first day of May of the year in which the census of legal voters is taken that applies to such apportionment or division, or the wards in cities which have been established under the general law, being chapter seven of the Acts of the year eighteen hundred and sixty-five, or under any other law, special or general, relating thereto, after the first day of May of the year in which the census 1 of legal voters is taken tljat applies to such apportionment...
Page 58 - ... so much of the income from a profession, trade, or employment as exceeds the sum of two thousand dollars a year, and which has accrued to any person during the year ending on the first day of May of the year in which the tax is assessed, but no income shall be taxed which is derived from property subject to taxation...
Page 82 - no person hereafter naturalized in any court shall be entitled to be registered as a voter within thirty days of such naturalization.
Page 43 - The voter will go into one of the compartments, and, with the pencil provided in the compartment, place a cross on the right-hand side, opposite the name of each candidate for whom he votes...

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