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REGISTRATION OF VOTERS, PARISH OF ORLEANS.
Governor to Appoint Registrar.
2798. [Sec. 1, Act 98, 1908, p. 140.] The Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint a Registrar of Voters for the Parish of Orleans; that the said Registrar of Voters so appointed and confirmed shall hold his office for the term of four years beginning on the first day of January, 1909, and shall be removable by the Governor for cause. That the said Registrar of Voters for the Parish of Orleans shall receive a salary of thirty-six hundred ($3,600) dollars per annum, payable monthly on his own warrant out of any funds in the general fund of the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated.
The said Registrar of Voters for the Parish of Orleans shall be empowered to appoint one chief clerk at a salary not to exceed fifteen hundred dollars per annum, and one assistant clerk at a salary not to exceed twelve hundred ($1,200.00) dollars per annum payable monthly on the warrant of said Registrar, out of any money in the general fund in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated and said clerks shall discharge such duties as may be assigned to them by the Registrar of Voters, and in the absence, sickness or disability of the Registrar, the chief clerk shall act for him. The Registrar of Voters and his clerks appointed under the provisions of this Act shall be bona fide voters of the parish and shall not be eligible to any elective office, State, parochial or municipal, during their term of office and for three
months after the expiration thereof, or after their resignation, if they should resign.
Registration Every Four Years.
2799. [Sec. 2.] The Registrar of Voters in the Parish of Orleans shall make a new and complete registration of the qualified voters of said parish every four years, commencing on the second day of January, 1909. He shall keep his office open all the year from nine o'clock in the forenoon until four o'clock in the afternoon, Sundays and legal holidays excepted, and during the sixty days preceding the time for closing the registration before an election. He shall keep his office open from eight o'clock a. m. until two o'clock p. m. and from four o'clock p. m. until seven o'clock p. m. or later and he shall close his office thirty days before any election. He shall on the first day of May 1915, and each year thereafter open sub-offices in each ward of the parish for the purpose of registering the voters of such ward; said suboffices to be kept open for thirty days from eight o'clock a. m. until two o'clock p. m. and from four o'clock p. m. until seven o'clock p. m. daily, Sundays and holidays excepted. Said suboffices shall be centrally located, and the City of New Orleans shall pay for the rental of same.
The Registrar of Voters shall be empowered to employ such clerks in addition to the chief clerk and assistant clerk, provided for in Section 1 of this Act, as may be necessary to conduct his office, and said clerks shall be entitled to compensation at not more than three ($3.00) dollars per day for the days actually employed, payable semimonthly on presenting their accounts, sworn to by themselves and approved by the Registrar of Voters to the State Auditor; and the warrants drawn by the Auditor for their compensation aforesaid, shall be paid out of any moneys in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated; provided the amount so expended for the compensation of said additional clerks shall not exceed twelve thousand ($12,000.00) dollars in any one year. Amd. Act 242, 1914, p. 473.)