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873, 874, 875, 1032 and 1054 of Volume 1 of the Code of 1910.

Sec. 17. Be it further enacted by the authority afore-
said. That the mayor and aldermen of said town shall have
power and authority to enforce by execution the collection
of any amount due or to become due to said town for taxes,
fines, assessments, license, fees or otherwise, which execu-
tion shall be issued by the secretary and treasurer, and bear
test in the name of the mayor, and be directed to the mar-
shal of said city, his deputies and sheriffs and deputies of
this State, who are hereby authorized and required to exe-
cute all writs, processes, warrants, executions, subpoenaes,
rules and orders as aforesaid. All sales by said marshal
shall be conducted as provided by law for sheriff's sales,
and as such he shall make title and put purchasers in pos-
session of property sold; provided, that the marshal shall
turn over to the sheriff all levies made on real estate, who
shall sell same as provided by law.

Sec. 18. Be it further enacted by the authority afore-
said. That the judgments and executions issued under the
provisions of this Act shall be a lien upon and bind all the
property of the defendant from the date thereof, and shall
rank with and have precedence, as provided by the laws
of this State as to liens by executions and decrees. All
claims and illegalities filed thereto shall be returned to the
superior court of Jones County, or other court of said town,
or county having jurisdiction, and be there tried, as pro-
vided by law for the trial of other claims and other illegali-



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PAET III.— TITLE 1.— Municipal Corporations. 1159

Royston, City of» Bond Issue.

ties, the cost to be the same and to be taxed and paid as
prescribed by law for other such cases in such courts.



Vacancy



Sec. 19. Be it further enacted by the authority afore-
said, That in the event there should, from any cause, be a inMcl
vacancy in the office of the mayor, the mayor pro tern, shall
become mayor, with all the powers heretofore set out, until
the next general election, and the council shall from their
number elect a mayor pro tern.

Sec. 20. Be it further enacted by the authority afore-
said. That all laws and parts of laws in conflict with this
Act be, and the same are, hereby repealed.

Approved August 17, 1914.



EOYSTON, CITY OF, BOND ISSUE.

No. 403.

An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to incorporate
the -city of Eoyston, in the counties of Franklin, Hart
and Madison," approved August the 24th, 1905, so as
to authorize the city of Eoyston to issue bonds to an
amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars
($100,000.00), and for other purposes.

' Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
the State of Georgia, and it is hereby enacted by authority
of the same. That from and after the passage of this Act,
Section 59 of the aforesaid Act be, and the same is, hereby
amended as follows: By striking the words ^* fifty thou- ameridedV
sand dollars'^ in the fourth line of said section, and the
figures ''($50,000.00)'^ from the fifth line of said section,
and by inserting in lieu of said words in the fourth line of
said section the words ^*one hundred thousand dollars'^ and



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Royston, City of, Bond lasue.



To be read
as amended.



Bond

Issues;

purposes.



by inserting in lien of the figures in said fifth line the fignres
** ($100,000.00),'' so that said section when so amended will
read as follows : Section 59. Be it further enacted, That
said mayor and council shall have power and authority to
issue bonds of such city in such sums and at such times
as they shall see proper, not to exceed in the aggregate at
any time the sum of one hundred thousand ($100,000.00)
dollars, of such denominations and in such amounts as they
may see fit; said bonds not to bear interest at a rate in
excess of five per centum (5 per cent) per annum, and to
run for a greater period than thirty years from their date
of issue, but may bear less rate of interest and run for
a shorter period from their date of issue, in the discretion
of the mayor and council. Said bonds to be issued, hypoth-
ecated and sold for the purpose of establishing, mainfaining
and operating a system of water works, a system of sani-
tary sewerage, a crematory, a system of street lighting,
either with gas or electricity, or both, street railways, a
system of public schools and the erection and furnishing the
necessary buildings for such schools and for street paving.
Said bonds shall be signed by the mayor and countersigned
by the clerk under the corporate seal of the city, and shall
be negotiated in such manner as said mayor and council
may determine to be for the best interest of the city ; pro-
vided, however, that said bonds shall not be issued for
any of above said purposes until the same shall have been
submitted to a vote of the qualified voters of said city and
approved by a two-thirds majority of the qualified voters
of said city voting at sucH election.



Election for
bonds.



Sec. 2. Be it further enacted. That all laws and parts
of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

Approved August 12, 1914.



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Savannah, City of, Closing of Street



SAVANNAH, CITY OF, CLOSING OF STREET.

No. 285.

An Act to authorize the mayor and aldermen of the city of
Savannah to close and abolish that certain portion of
River Street, in the city of Savannah, lying between the •
western line of Wadley Street extended, and the western
terminus of said River Street; and to authorize and
empower the mayor and aldermen of the city of Savan-
nah to vest the title to said portion of River Street in
the Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah and its
assigns.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
the State of Georgia, and it is hereby enacted by authority
of the same, That the mayor and aldermen of the city of
Savannah are hereby authorized and empowered to close closing of
and abolish that certain portion of River Street in the city and^onvey-'
of Savannah, lying between the western line of Wadley fhe^uul.
Street and the western terminus of said River Street, and
to authorize and empower the mayor and aldermen of the
city of Savannah to vest the title to said portion of River
Street in the Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah and
its assigns.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted. That all laws and parts
of laws in conflict with this Act be, and the same are, hereby
repealed.

Approved July 18, 1914.



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PART III.— TITLE 1.— Municipal Cobporatioks.



Savannah, City of. Elections and Voters.



Elections,
date of.



Voters
qualified.



Permanent
reglstra.
tion of
voters.



SAVANNAH, CITY OF, ELECTIONS AND VOTERS.

No. 419.

An Act to provide for the registration of voters to vote at
the municipal elections in the city of Savannah, and to
fix regulate and determine the time, place and manner
in which such elections shall be held, and prescribe the
qualifications of voters at all such elections and to pre-
scribe penalties for all violations, thereof, and for other
purposes.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
the State of Georgia and it is hereby enacted by authority
of the same. That hereafter the elections for mayor and
aldermen of the city of Savannah shall be held on the second
Tuesday in January of each fourth year, beginning with the
year 1915; that is to say the next municipal election shall
be held on the second Tuesday in January, 1915 ; that the
next municipal election thereafter shall be held on the
second Tuesday in January, 1919, and so on each succeeding
fourth year thereafter.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid,
that the qualification of voters at elections for mayor and
aldermen and recorder of the city of Savannah, shall be
those required by this Act and the constitution of the State
of Georgia for elections in State elections, except that the
time of residence of voters within the corporate limits of
the city of Savannah shall be six months immediately pre-
ceding such election.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted by the authority afore-
said, That all electors who are residents of the city of
Savannah and are now entitled to vote in State elections in
Chatham County, and all electors qualifying under this Act,
shall be permanently registered and entitled to vote in said
municipal elections; provided, that they shall be disquali-
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Savannah, City of. Elections and Voters.



Ldst of
voters.



Savannah and for any other reasons set forth in the per-
manent registration Act of the State of Georgia approved
August 19th, 1913 (Acts 1913, pages 115-117), and any
amendments which may be made thereto.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted by the authority afore-
said, That the list of qualified registered voters of Chat-
ham County residing within the corporate limits of the city
of Savannah prepared by the duly appointed registrars of
Chatham County, under the provisions of the general regis-
tration law of the State of Georgia, shall be used as the list
of registered and qualified voters entitled to vote in said
elections for mayor and alderman and recorder.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted by the authority afore- ^^^^^ ^^
said, That the tax collector of Chatham County shall close ^oo^.
the registration book for such municipal elections six
months before the date of the next succeeding election.



Preparation
of list.



Sec. 6. Be it further enacted by the authority afore-
said, That the said registrars of Chatham County shall pre-
pare the said list of qualified registered voters of Chatham
County residing within the corporate limits of the city of
Savannah, who have registered and paid all taxes due by
them to the State of Georgia and Chatham County six
months before said municipal elections as required by the
provisions of the general registration law of the State of
Georgia. The registrars in preparing said list will divide
the voters in the first and second districts into three lists
each and the third and fourth districts into four lists, each
alphabetically arranged, upon each of which lists' shall
appear as far as practicable one-third or one-fourth respec-
tively of the names of the voters of Chatham county resid-
ing within each of the said militia districts, it being the
duty of said registrars, as far as possible, to equally divide
said names on said lists without dividing the names com-
mencing with the particular letter of the alphabet between
two lists.

Sec. 7. Be it further enacted by the authority afore- ugts to be
said. That the morning of the election for mayor and alder- burnished.



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Savannah, City of, Elections and Voters.



Pay of

re^strara.



Clerk of

council;

duties.



Election
managers;
appoint-
ment, etc.



men and recorder of said city, and before the boxes for h
receiving of votes are opened, said registrars of Chatiba
County shall furnish the managers at eacli and every bou
list made up as hereinbefore prescribed, of the voters in a
respective militia districts, or portions thereof ; the pers®
whose names appear upon such lists shall be entitled fe
vote at such election, they being in all other respects qiai
fied,

Seo. 8. Be it further enacted by the authority afoR
said, That for rendering of services hereinbefore provi<fc]
for the registrars of Chatham County, they shall receive ti
sum of four cents for each name upon the lists so f umisiei
by them, to be paid out of the public treasury of the clr
of Savannah.

Sec. 9, Be it further enacted by the authority afort
said. It shall be the duty of the clerk of council of tis
city of Savannah to locate the position of the ballot boxe
for the respective milit?a districts and the divisions thereol
at the court house of Chatham County three (3) days befoR
the election, to prepare and furnish the form of oath to h
taken by the election managers and clerks, and the certift
cate of returns to be signed by said managers, consoUdatK
returns and all other forms and papers to be used in saii
elections; except such as are herein otherwise provide
for; furnish stationery to the clerks, ballot boxes t^
the managers and make all necessary arrangements for the
election; and all expenses incident. to the preparation tfi
said papers, obtaining said stationery and ballot boxes ad
making said arrangements shall be borne by the city d
Savannah, and paid from its treasury. .

Sec. 10. Be it further enacted by the authority afort^
said, That five days preceding an election for the mayor
and aldermen and recorder of the city of Savannah lb*
judge of the superior court of Chatham County, tk
judge of the city court of Savannah, and the ordinary of
Chatham County, shall appoint six election managers fit
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Savannah, City of, Elections and Voters.

managers each for the third and fourth militia districts of
Chatham Comity, said militia districts for the purpose of
said election being divided as nearly as i)ossible into thirds?
and quarters, .as provided in the sixth section of this Act,
so as to conform to the division of electors as made by the
registrars, two of said managers to preside at each of the
boxes in the said districts, and at the particular box to
which they may be appointed by said judges'. Such man-
agers shall have been for the six months immediately pre^
ceding the election for which they are appointed residents
of the city of Savannah. In the event of a contest for the
ofl&ce of mayor or aldermen, it shall not be lawful to appoint
both managers at one box who are known to be adherents
of any one ticket or candidate for office, but all persons con-
testing for office shall, as far as possible, have representa-
tion at each box.

Sec. 11. Be it further enacted by the authority afore-
said. That the hours of voting at said elections shall be i*o"»' ^^^^
from eight o'clock in the morning until five o'clock in the
afternoon, city time, the polls being kept open eight full
hours. The managers above provided for shall have ex- ^^J^^SJ ®'
elusive charge of all details in the arrangement and con-
duct of said elections, and shall allow not more than two
representatives of each contending party or faction to be
present when they count the ballots and certify the result
of the election, and each manager before undertaking and
entering upon the performance of his duties under this Act,
shall take an oath before the clerk of the superior court
of Chatham County, to be filed in said clerk's: office, that
he will truly perform the duties of his position.

Seo. 12. Be it further enacted by the authority afore-
said. That each of the managers so appointed shall appoint ^l^J^Jnl*
a clerk or list keeper, whose duties shall be to enter upon a
list prepared for that purpose the names of those voters
of the division of the district who vote at such election,
such names to be regularly numbered according to the
order in which the votes are cast, and the ballots voted by
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Savannah, City of. Elections and Voters.



Vacancy
filled.



Pay of
managers.



Election
of mayor,
aldermen
and re-
corder.



name of said voter on said list. Each clerk or list keepc
shall, before entering upon the discharge of his duties, tate
and subscribe an oath before the clerk of the superior
court of Chatham County to faithfully perform the san^
and each clerk or list keeper shall receive as compensati^
the sum of five dollars, to be paid from the treasury of the
city of Savannah.

Sec. 13. Be it further enacted by^ the authority afore-
said, That if any election manager shall become disquaE-
fied or unable to perform his duties, his place shall be im-
mediately filled by another, appointed as prescribed in tk
tenth section of this Act, and each manager shall receive
for his services the sum of ten ($10.00) dollars to be paM
out of the treasury of the city of Savannah.

Sec. 14. Be it further enacted by the authority afo^^
said, That the election for mayor and aldermen and re-
corder of the city of Savannah shall be held at the conrt
house of Chatham County, in said city, at the times herein-
before prescribed for the same, and it shall be the duty of
said district managers and clerks to attend said court house
at the time appointed for the election, each voter shall vote
in the box assigned to the district or division of the district
in which he resides and not elsewhere, and when the right
of any person to vote is challenged, one of said managen
shall swear him, touching his right to vote, and propound
to him the questions answered by him at his registration,
and if his answers do not satisfactorily identify him as the
person whose name he offers to vote, he shall not be allowed
to vote. Upon receiving any vote, the name of the voter
shall be immediately checked off the list furnished the man-
agers as hereinbefore provided for.

Sec. 15. Be it further enacted by the authority afo^^

said. That upon the conclusion of the count of the votes of

reuirn^ Ind each box the managers of each box shall immediately make

tilcSf^o?** out and sign certificates of returns under oath of the ele^

tion, said certificates to give the name of each candidate

voted for at such box and the number of votes received br



Challenge
of voter.



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him for the position for which he is a candidate. One copy
of such certificates, the ballots voted, the lists furnished by
the registrars, and all other papers used in such election
shall be delivered under seal by the election managers to
the clerk of the superior court of Cliatham County, and
another copy of the certified returns shall be delivered to
the judges who appoint the managers for said election,
before twelve o'clock of the day following the election.
The election managers shall also at the conclusion of the
counting of the ballots publicly announce the result of the
election at each box, and the judges shall immediately upon
receipt of the certified returns of each box publicly con-
solidate the same, and publicly announce the results of the
election, and the candidate for mayor receiving the highest
number of votes shall be deemed elected and declared
mayor, and the candidates so receiving the highest number
of votes for alderman shall be deemed elected and declared
aldermen, and the candidate so receiving the highest num-
ber of votes for recorder shall be deemed elected and de-
clared recorder and the consolidated returns as made by
the said judges shall be filed in the office of the clerk of
council, as an official paper of the city of Savannah.

Sec. 16. Be it further enacted by the authority afore-
said, That all ballots and papers deposited with the clerk
of the superior court of Chatham County shall be kept by
him unopened for the space of thirty days after such elec-
•tiouB, and then they shall by him be destroyed, without
examination; provided, however, that no contest is had. In
the event of a contest it shall be his duty to keep all papers
until called on to produce them in court having jurisdiction
of said contest. After any such contest has been decided
he shall destroy all papers without further examination.

Sec. 17. Be it further enacted by the authority afore-
said. That upon election day the police force of the city of PoMce
Savannah shall be under the direction and control of the
mayor of the city of Savannah, for the purpose of preserv-
ing order at and around the court house of said county; order,
there shall be no interference on the part of said force or



Ballots,
etc.



Contest



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Savannah. City of. EHectlona and Voters.



Inter-
ference.



Penalty.



Penalty for
misconduct
of managrer.



Illegal
voting.



Regula.
tlons of
persons
at polls.



any member thereof with any voter who is in grood fsi:-
attempting to deposit his ballot, and who is not violatiLi
any of the provisions of this Act, any law of the State ::
Georgia, or municipal ordinance of the city of Savann^
and any member or officer of said force so interfering shiZ
be held and deemed guilty of a misdemeanor under thr
laws of the State of Georgia, and shall be punished as pro-
vided in Section 1065, of the Penal Code of the State e:
Georgia.

Sec. 18. Be it further enacted by the authority afor^
said, That any election manager who shall use or attemp:
to use his position for the purpose of aiding any candidate
for office, or who is in any manner attempts to secure t
partisan advantage for any such candidate, or who shal
allow any person to vote who is not a qualified elector under
the provisions of this Act, shall be held and deemed guilty
of a misdemeanor under the laws of the State of Georgia,
and shall be punished as provided in Section 1065, of the
Penal Code of the State of Georgia.

Sec. 19. Be it further enacted by the authority afore-
said, That any person who, without being legally and prop-
erly entitled to do so, votes or attempts to vote at any elec-
tion for mayor and aldermen or recorder, for the city of
Savannah, or who in any way interferes with the orderly
and peaceful conduct and management of the same, shall be
held and deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, under the laws
of the State of Georgia ; and punished as provided in Sec-
tion 1065, of the Penal Code of the State of Georgia.

Sec. 20. Be it further enacted by the authority afore-
said. That no person whosoever shall be permitted upon
the curb or sidewalk in front of any ballot box, except
persons who are regular employees about the court house
of Cliatham County, and whose duties may require them,
by reason of the location of the ballot boxes in the several
offices of the court house to be closer to the same, members
of the police force of the city of Savannah who are charged
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the electors approaching to vote, who shall form in as many
lines as there are contending candidates for mayor, and
who shall vote alternately from each line; no elector, how-
ever, shall be nearer than ten feet to the ballot box except
the one in the act of voting, and it shall not be lawful for
said clerks about the court house, persons having business
about the court house, or members of the police force
above excepted, to speak to any manager or clerk of the
election, or elector, either directly or indirectly, about the
election. Any one violating any of the provisions of this
Section shall be held guilty of a misdemeanor under the
laws of the State of Georgia, and shall be punished as pro-
vided in Section 1065, of the Penal Code of the State of
Georgia.

Sec. 21. Be it further enacted by the authority afore-
said, That no elector shall speak to or consent to be spoken iSg IS^vote"
to by any other person than the election managers while *^ ^^^
at the polling place or within fifteen feet thereof, and then
only in pursuance of oflScial duty. No election manager or
clerk shall be permitted to speak to an elector for the pur-
pose of influencing his vote in any manner whatever. Any
one violating the provisions of this section shall be held
guilty of a misdemeanor under the laws of the State of
Georgia and shall be punished as provided in Section 1065,
of the penal code of the State of Georgia.

Sec. 22. Be it further enacted by the authority afore-
said. That in all elections for mayor and aldermen and ofnciai
recorder of the city of Savannah there shall be provided pJelcHbed.
for use in said elections official ballots containing in ^a^rld^and
separate columns the names of the candidates for mayor ^ast.
and aldermen and recorder there shall be as many columns



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