LEGISLATIVE ACTS AFFECTING ELECTION DISTRICTS

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ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE State of Georgia, PASSED IN MILLEDGEVILLE AT AN ANNUAL SESSION IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 1827.

Elections.

1827 Vol. 1 -- Page: 88

Sequential Number: 063

Full Title: AN ACT to establish additional election districts in the counties of Fayette and Wilkes, and to punish those who may attempt to defeat the same.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after the passage of this act, it may and shall be lawful to hold an election for Governor, members to Congress, electors of President and Vice-President, members of the Legislature, and for all county officers, at the place of holding courts in the thirteenth district of the county of Fayete, in addition to the other places established by law for holding elections in the said county; also at the place of holding justices courts in the 495th captains district in said county of Fayetie.

Sec. 2 And be it further enacted, That one justice of the peace, or one justice of the Inferior Court and two freeholders, may superintend the elections in said district, after the said freeholders shall have taken the following oath: "I do solemnly swear, that I will faithfully and impartially superintend this day's election, and make a full and true return thereof according to law, and the best of my abilities -- So help me God."

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the superintendants of said district election shall and they are hereby required, on the day of said election to count out the votes by them taken in, and make a fair statement of the polls, and one or more of the superintendants of said district election shall meet one or more of the superintendants of the election held at the court-house, and at the other district elections, on the next day after said election; which meeting shall be held at the court house in said county, and [Illegible Text] compare and add the returns of votes together, and transmit a true statement of the same to the Executive Office, agreeable to the laws of the state now in force.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall vote or attempt to vote at more than one place in said county for the same election, or if any magistrate or [Illegible Text] of said district election shall violate the trust to [Illegible Text] committed by this act, such person or magistrate shall


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be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof before the superior court of said county, shall be fined fifty dollars, or be imprisoned at the discretion of the court, for a term not exceeding ten days.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the place of the sheriff or his deputy, may be supplied by any lawful constable at said district election, and that said district elections shall in all other respects than those herein recited, be conducted in the same manner, and at the same time as is prescribed by the laws now in force in this state regulating general elections.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the passing of this act, there shall be established in the county of Wilkes, three additional election districts in addition to those already established, to-wit: one at the store of Dewberry & Scott, on the south side of Little river; one at the house of Charles Smith, and one at the house of Richardson Booker; at which places it shall and may be lawful to hold elections for senator and representatives of the state legislature, members of congress, governor,
electors of president and vice-president of the United States, and for all state and county officers; which shall be superintended, managed, and conducted agreeable to the provisions of an act passed on the 15th day of December, 1826, creating and establishing an election district in the county of Wilkes, and any person or persons violating the provisions of said act, shall be subject to the pains and penalties therein expressed.

IRBY HUDSON,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THOMAS STOCKS,

President of the Senate.

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor.

Approval Date: Assented to Dec. 26, 1827.
 


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ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED IN MILLEDGEVILLE. AT AN ANNUAL SESSION IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 1839. ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA. PASSED IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 1839.
PRECINCTS.

1839 Vol. 1 -- Page: 180

Sequential Number: 169

Full Title: AN ACT to establish Election Districts in the several counties therein named, and to regulate the same.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after the passage of this act, all elections for Governor, members of Congress, members of the Legislature, elections to vote for electors of President and Vice President of the United States, and all officers, shall, and may be held at the following places, in the several counties hereinafter named, viz:

In the county of Coweta, at the house of James Bexly, on the Burnt Village road, on lot of land number 223, in the 2nd district of said county.
In the county of Dade, at the house of William J. Cole.
In the county of Harris, at Valley Plain, at the house of Doctor Bass, nine miles east of Hamilton; also, at the house of William L. Culbreath, near King's Gap, in said county.
In the county of Stewart, at the house of Beight Miller; and also at the house of John Langford, where said Langford now resides.
In the county of Wilkes, at the house of Sidney R. Crenshaw, or at such other place as the Justices Courts may be held in and for the French Store district, in said county of Wilkes.
In the county of Talbot, at the house of John Buckner, in the 17th district of said county.
In the county of Macon, at the house of Nathan M. Rogers, and at Hamburg, on the west side of Flint river; also, at Marshalsville, on the east side of said river, in said county of Macon.
In the county of Franklin, at the place of holding Justices Courts, for Smith's district, in said county.
At the store house of James R. Henry, in the county of DeKalb.
In the county of Elbert, at Centreville, at the place of holding Justices Courts, for the 315th district, Georgia Militia.
In the county of Hancock, at the store of John and William J. Hitchcock, near Long's Bridge.
Also, at the store house of Thomas N. Poullain, the Scull Shoals manufactory in Greene county.
Also, an election precinct at the house of Wm. Kinsey, in Gilmer county.
In the county of Lee, at the place called Palmyra.
In the county of Lumpkin, at the place of holding Justices Courts in the 13th district.


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That the elections held at the different precincts in the county of Telfair, be held at the places of holding the Justices Courts of said county.

In the county of Randolph, at the house of Samuel A. P. Dean's, in the 6th district of said county.

And at Reuben Benson's Mills, in the county of Cobb, in the 911th district, Georgia Militia.

For the county of Jackson, two other additional precincts, to wit: one at the house of Wood L. Randolph, in the 455th district, Georgia Militia, and one other at the house of widow Venable, or at the place of holding Justices Courts, in the 242nd district, Georgia Militia.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the election districts heretofore established and held at the house of James Hemphill, in the county of Floyd, be changed, and for the future be held at the Cave Spring, in said county; also, that the election district heretofore established and held at the house of Jesse New, be changed to the house of Henry Dalton, the place of holding Justices Courts in said county of Floyd.

That the election precinct heretofore established at the house of Edward Townsend, in the county of Cherokee, be removed, and for the future be held at the place of holding Justices Courts in and for the 899th district, G. M.

To change an election precinct heretofore established at the house of Isaac B. Davis, in the 77th Comp'y. Dist., of Jefferson county, to that of Sterling G. Jordan, in the 77th Comp'y. Dist. of Jefferson county.

And the election precinct at the house of William A. Hamilton, in the county of Gwinnett, to the house of Benjamin S. Smith, the place of holding Justices Courts in said district.

That the election precinct in the county of Gwinnett, be changed from the house of Thomas Maguire, to that of Jesse Whitley's, the usual place of holding Justices Courts in Rockbridge district; also, that an election precinct in said county of Gwinnett be changed from the house of John Cain, to the usual place of holding Justices Courts in the 262d district, G. M.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the precinct election usually held at the usual place of holding Courts in and for the 851st district, G. M. in Cobb county, be held for the future at the house of William G. Robinson, in said district.

From the house of Grandison Barber, to the house of Burris Brewer, in Camden county.

To change the precinct election in the county of Harris, from the house of Mrs. Phillips to the house of Mr. Padgett, at Ellerslie P. O.


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The election precinct now established at English's Mills, be changed, and hereafter be established at Dublin, in the 6th district of Fayette county.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the election precinct heretofore established at William Buck's, in the 99th district of Washington county, be changed to the house of William Clay.

That the election precint heretofore established at the house of Thomas Newman, be changed to the house of Torrence Conner, in Richmond county, on the road leading from the city of Augusta to Louisville.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the election precinct heretofore established at the house of James Knight, in the eleventh district of Monroe county, be hereafter established and held at the house of J. & G. W. Johnson, in the 7th district of said county; also, the election heretofore held at the town of Cullodensville, shall be hereafter held at the house of Berry Cooly, in said county.

That the election precinct heretofore established at the house of A. Y. Adamson's, on lot 185, in the county of Henry, be changed to the house of Isaiah Hollingsworth, in said county; also, that the election precinct established at the house of Middleton Nole, be changed to the house of James A. Beck's, the place of holding Justices Courts in said District.

That the election precinct established at the house of Thomas Patterson, in the county of Walton, be changed to the house of Job Smith, at or near Whaley's Old Mills, the place of holding Justice's Courts in said district.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the elections that may be held at the several districts established by this act, shall be conducted in the same way, and governed by the same law that is now in force regulating elections in the aforesaid counties, or other counties having election districts -- any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

JOSEPH DAY,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

ROBERT M. ECHOLS,

President of the Senate.

CHARLES J. McDONALD, Governor

Approval Date: Assented to, December 21st, 1839.


 

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ACTS OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, 1843.
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1843 Vol. 1 -- Page: 51

Sequential Number: 065

Full Title: AN ACT to remove the precinct in the 839th district, G. M. of Paulding, from where it is now situated, to lot of land number 698, in the nineteenth district of originally Cherokee, now Paulding county.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and immediately after the passage of this act, the precinct now held in the 839th district, G. M. of Paulding county, be removed from where it is now situated, to lot of land number 698, in the nineteenth district of originally Cherokee, now Paulding.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all laws and parts of laws militating against this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.

Also, to establish an election precinct at the town of Jonesborough, in the 709th district, G. M. in the county of Fayette.

Also, an election precinct, at the house of Allen Jennings, in the 624th district, G. M. in the county of Fayette, the place of holding Justice's courts in said district; also, to remove the election precinct from the Store House of Westbrook, in the 549th district, G. M. in the county of Fayette,

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to the house of William Watson, the place of holding Justice's courts in said district, in the county of Fayette.


Approval Date: Assented to, 28th December, 1843.

 


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