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Senate. Comm. on the Judiciary. Report on the petition of Aaron R. Phelps, 1841
Senate No. 19 On February 6, 1841, the Committee on the Judiciary reported on a petition by Aaron Phelps on contested town elections. The only way
to contest local elections was to apply to the Supreme Judicial Court, but the delay would render such a protest moot. The Committee offered a bill
to change the procedure: An Act in relation to contested elections of town officers, 1841. Ten or more voters who wished to contest a town election
had ten days to make application to a Justice of the Peace for another jurisdiction. If the Justice felt it was warranted, he could call a town
meeting in the original jurisdiction so the voters could decide if another election was appropriate. If another election was held, those elected would
take office immediately. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Library of Congress).
Title:   The Committee on the Judiciary to whom was referred the petition of Aaron R. Phelps and others, for the enactment of a law upon the subject of contested elections of town officers ... .
OCLC Number:   1406845788
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