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KENTUCKY ELECTION LAWS.



    1453. Ballots-how names of candidates placed on-ae-
vice indicating party-power8 and duties of county clerk.
The county clerk of each county shall cause to be printed on
the respective ballots the name of the candidates nominated
by the convention of primary election of any party that cast two'
per cent of the total vote, of the State at the last preceding
general election, as certified to the said clerk by the presidiilig
officer and secretary of said convention, or in the case of a pri-
mary election by the secretary and chairman of any district
committee; and also the names of any candidates for any office,
when petitioned so to do by electors qualified to vote for sll-h
candidates, as follows: For a State officer, or any officer for
whom all the electors of the State are entitled to vote, oust
thousand petitioners; for a Representative in Congress from
any congressional district, or iny other district except as here-
in provided, four hundred petitioners; for a county officer or
member of the General Assembly, one hundred petitioners;
for an officer of a precinct, or any other ward, or other division
less than a county, twenty petitioners. The signatures of such
petition need not be appended to one paper, but no petitioner
shall be counted except his residence and postoffice address be
designated. Such petition shall state the name and residence
of each of such candidates; that he is legally qualified to hold
such office; that the subscribers desire, and are legally quali-
fied, to vote for such candidate; and shall designate a brief
name or title of the party or principle which said candidates
represent, together with any simple figure or device by which
they shall be designated on the ballot. The certificate of'
nomination by a convention or primary election shall be in
writing, and shall contain the name of each person nominated,
his residence and the office to which he is nominated, and
shall designate a title for the party or principle which such
convention or primary election represents, together with any
simple figure or device by which its list of candidates may-
be designated on the ballots; said certificate shall be signed by
the presiding officer and secretary of such convention, or by'
the chairman and secretary of the county, city or district
committee, who shall add to their signatures their respective-
place of residence, and acknowledge the same before an officer-
duly authorized to administer oaths. If the certificate of