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[75 Stat. 819]
[75 Stat. 819]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

75 S T A T. ]

PUBLIC LAW 8 7 - 3 8 9 - O C T. 4, 1961

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" (g) No person may be elected to the office of elector of President ^.^"f^jig^*^^"""^ °^ and Vice President pursuant to this Act unless (1) he is a registered voter in the District and (2) he has been a bona fide resident of the District for a period of three years immediately preceding the date of the presidential election. Each person elected as elector of President and Vice President shall, in the presence of the Board, take an oath or solemnly affirm that he will vote for the candidates of the party he has been nominated to represent, and it shall be his duty to vote in such manner in the electoral college." 69 (14) Subsection (a) of section 9 is amended by striking the second D. Stat. C702.e C. od sentence. iio9. (15) Subsection (b) of section 9 is amended by striking "ballot" and inserting in lieu thereof "vote" in the first sentence thereof and by inserting at the end thereof the following new sentence: "The Board shall by regulation permit voting for electors of President and Vice President by any registered elector who is absent from the District or who, because of his physical condition, is unable to vote in person at the polling place in his voting precinct on election day". (16) Subsection (e) of section 9 of such Act of August 12, 1955 (D.C. Code, sec. 1-1109), is amended by striking "municipal court of the District" and inserting in lieu thereof "municipal court for the District". (17) Subsection (g) of section 9 of such Act of August 12, 1955 (D.C. Code, sec. 1-1109), is amended to read as follows: " (g) No person shall vote more than once in any election, nor. shall any person vote in an election held by a political party other than that of which he has declared himself a member." (18) Subsection (a) of section 10 of such Act of August 12, 1955 (D.C. Code, sec. 1-1110), is amended by inserting " (1) " immediately after " (a) ", and by adding at the end of such subsection the following: "(2) The electors of President and Vice President of the United method of voting. ^^J,^'^"^""„f,tl*' States shall be elected on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November in every fourth year succeeding every election of a President and Vice President of the United States. Polls shall be open from 8 o'clock antemeridian to 8 o'clock postmeridian on election day. Each vote cast for a candidate for President or Vice President whose name appears on the general election ballot shall be counted as A vote cast for the candidates for presidential electors of the party supporting such presidential and vice presidential candidate. Candidates receiving the highest number of votes in such election shall be declared the winners, except that in the case of a tie it shall be resolved in the same manner as is provided in subsection (c) of this section," (19) Subsection (b) of section 10 of such Act of August 12, 1955 (D.C. Code, sec. 1-1109), is amended by striking "said election" and ^^D^ C. code i1110. inserting in lieu thereof "such elections". (20) Section (d) of section 10 is amended by striking "dies" and inserting in lieu thereof "dies, resigns, or becomes unable to serve", and by striking "local committee" and inserting in lieu thereof "party committee: Provided, That such successor shall have the qualifications required by this Act for such office". (21) Subsection (b) of section 13 of such Act of August 12, 1955 (D.C. Code, sec. 1-1113), is amended by inserting after the words "a candidate for" the words "elector of President and Vice President,". (22) Subsection (d) of section 13 of such Act of August 12, 1955 (D.C. Code, sec. 1-1113), is amended by striking "any national committeeman" and inserting in lieu thereof "any elector, national commitJ:eeman". (23) Subsection (e) of section 13 of such Act of August 12, 1955 (D.C. Code, sec. 1-1113), is amended by striking from the first