Reports of Controverted Elections in the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, from 1780 to 1852: The Cases from 1780 to 1834, Inclusive
White & Potter, 1853 - Election law - 757 pages
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Page 286 - 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 246 - May, by the joint ballot of the senators and representatives assembled in one room ; and in case there shall not be found upon the first choice, the whole number of nine persons who will accept a seat in the council, the deficiency shall be made up by the electors aforesaid from among the people at large; and the number of senators left shall constitute the senate for the year.
Page 393 - Any inspector who shall willfully fail or refuse to perform any of the duties required of him by the provisions of this act, shall be punished by a...
Page 199 - And the House of Representatives shall have power, from time to time, to impose fines upon such towns as shall neglect to choose and return members to the same, agreeably to this Constitution.
Page 319 - ... 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 605 - And to remove all doubts concerning the meaning of the word "inhabitant" in this Constitution, every person shall be considered as an inhabitant, for the purpose of electing and being elected into any office, or place within this State, in that town, district or plantation, where he dwelleth, or hath his home.
Page 357 - November in every year ; but meetings may be adjourned, if necessary, for the choice of representatives, to the next day, and again to the next succeeding day, but no farther.
Page 672 - Wednesday in May ; and the Sheriff shall transmit the same to the Secretary's office seventeen days at least before the said last Wednesday in May ; or the Selectmen may cause returns of the same to be made to the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth seventeen days at least before the said day ; and the Secretary shall...
Page 672 - April, annually, give in their votes for a Governor, to the Selectmen, who shall preside at such meetings ; and the Town Clerk, in the presence and with the assistance of the Selectmen, shall, in open town meeting, sort and count the votes, and form a list of the persons voted for, with the number of votes for each person, against his name ; and shall make a fair record of the same in the town books...