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certificate of nomination may be filed ten days before the day of election, and if filed with the Secretary of State shall be immediately certified to the proper County Court Clerks. No writ for the election of a member of the General Assembly shall be issued, except so as to enable the Sheriff to give notice thereof, as now provided by law, at least fifteen days before the day of election. Sec. 3. If the County Court Clerk shall willfully and know- ingly refuse or fail to have the name of any candidate printed upon the official ballot in the manner provided for in this act, he shall forfeit his office and-be guilty of felony, and, upon conviction, be confined in the penitentiary for not less than one year nor more than three years. CI1RCLE UND)ER DEVICE. See. 4. The County Clerks of the several counties shall cause the names of all candidates of their respective jurisdic- tions, where nominations for any office specified in the ballot have been duly made and not withdrawn, in accordance here- with, to be printed on one ballot all nominations of any party or group of petitioners, as designated by them in their certificate or petition; or if none be designated, under some suitable title and device. If the same device for designating Candidates be selected by two parties or groups of petitioners, it shall be given to the one which first selected it, and the Clerk shall select a suitable device for the other. The ar- rangnement of the ballot shall in general conform, as nearly as practicable, to the plait hereinafter given, and the devices named and lists of the candidates of the various parties shall be printed in parallel columns, in such order as the Secretary of State may direct, precedence. however, being given to the party which polled the higher number of votes for the head of the ticket in the last preceding election. The device of each party shall be placed at the head of the list of candidates of the party. The device shall not be inclosed in a square, but immediately under the device shall be placed a circle of one inch in diamter. Immediately under it shall be placed the name or title of the party -ieket, andi iiatej ly under the name or title the list of candidates of the party, the name of 4