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§ 5. The passage of this act shall not affect section one of division one of the Criminal Code, entitled “Abduction of Females, or any indictment heretofore, or that may hereafter be found under said act.

APPROVED June 17, 1887,

RAPE.

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§ 1. Amends section 237, act of 1874, by fixing the age of "consent" in females at 14 years;

and criminal liability in males at 16 years with and 14 years without consent of the

female, An Act to amend section two hundred and thirty-seven of division one of

an act entitled "An act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence," approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section two hundred and thirty-seven of division one of an act entitled “An act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence," approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, be, and the same is amended so as to read as follows:

“Section 237. Rape is the carnal knowledge of a feroale, forcibly and against her will. Every male person of the age of sixteen years. and upwards, who shall have carnal knowledge of any female person under the age of fourteen years, either with or without her consent, shall be adjudged to be guilty of the crime of rape: Provided, that every male person of the age of fourteen years and upwards, who shall have carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will, shall be guilty of the crime of rape. Every person convicted of the crime of rape shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary for a term not less than one year, and may extend to life.”

APPROVED June 9, 1887.

ELECTIONS.

8 1. Amends sections 2, article 8, act of 1885, by authorizing election commissioners to act.

as commissioners, ex-officio in any other city, town or village in the same county,

adopting the election law of 1885. An Act to amend section 2 of article VIII of an act entitled "An act reg

ulating the holding of elections and declaring the result thereof, in cities, villages and incorporated towns in this State," approved June 19, 1885, in force July 1, 1885.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 2 of article VIII of an act entitled "An act regulating the holding of elections and declaring the result thereof, in cities, villages and incorporated towns in this State," approved June 19, 18:35, in force July 1, 1885, be amended to read as follows:

“Section 2. Whenever any city, village or incorporated town may adopt this act, and which city, village or incorporated town shall lie within any county in which another city shall have previously thereto adopted this act, then in such case the commissioners of elections appointed, or which may be appointed for such last mentioned city, shall also be ex-officio commissioners of election for such first mentioned city, village or incorporated town, and shall have and exercise the same powers as if specially appointed for such city, village or town.”

APPROVED June 17, 1887.

INMATES OF SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' HOMES. $ 1. Inmates of homes shall vote in the district in which the home is located. An Act to enable inmates of soldiers' and sailors' homes within the

State of Illinois to vote at elections. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That every honorably discharged soldier or sailor, who shall have been an inmate of any soldiers' and sailors' home within the State of Illinois for ninety days or longer, and who shall have been a citizen of the United States and resided in this State one year, in the county where any such home is located ninety days, and in the election district thirty days next preceding any election, shall be entitled to vote in the election district in which any such soldiers' and sailors' home, in which he is an inmate thereof as aforesaid, is located, for all officers that now are or hereafter may be elected by the people, and upon all questions that may be submitted to the vote of the people: Provided, that he shall declare upon oath, if required so to do by any officer of election in said district, that it was his bona fide intention at the time he entered said home to become a resident thereof.

APPROVED June 16, 1887.

QUALIFICATION-OFFENSES AND PENALTIES.

§ 1. Amends section 70 by making it conform to section 83 as amended by this act. Amends

section 82 by defining the offenses and penalties for interfering with or bribing voters. Amends section 83 by providing for disfranchisement of voters who accept or solicit bribes, and prescribing further penalties; offering to vote before term of disfranchisement has expired.

An Act to amend sections seventy (70), eighty-two (82) and eighty-three

(83) of "An act in regard to elections, and to provide for filling vacancies in elective offices,in force July 1, 1872, the same being chapter forty-six (46) of the Revised Statutes of the State of Illinois, A. D. 1874,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That sections seventy, eightytwo and eighty-three of "An act in regard to elections, and to provide for filling vacancies in elective offices,” in force July 1, 1872, the same being chapter forty-six of the Revised Statutes of the State of Illinois, A. D. 1874, be and the same are hereby amended so as. to read as follows:

“Section 70. No person who has been legally convicted of any crime, the punishment of which is confinement in the penitentiary, or who shall be convicted and sentenced under section eighty-three of this act, shall be permitted to vote at any election, unless he shall be restored to the right to vote by pardon, or by the expiration of the term of his disfranchisement under section eighty-three of this act.

“Section 82. Whoever wilfully aids or abets any one not legally qualified to vote at an election in voting or attempting to vote at such election; or

Second-Furnishes an elector with a ticket or ballot informing him that it contains a name different from that which appears thereon, with intent to induce him to vote contrary to his inclinations; or

Third-Changes a ballot of an elector, with intent to deprive such elector of voting for such person as he intended; or

Fourth-By unlawful means prevents or attempts to prevent any voter from attending or voting at an election; or

FifthGives, or offers to give, any valuable thing or bribe to any judge or clerk of an election, as a consideration for some act to be done or omitted to be done contrary to his official duty in relation to such election, shall, on conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not exceeding $1,000, or imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding one year, or both, in the discretion of the court. And any judge or clerk who shall receive, request or demand any bribe or reward forbidden by this act, shall upon conviction, be liable to the same penalties as are prescribed in this act for the giving or offering to give such bribe or reward.

“Section 83. Any person who shall solicit, request, demand or receive, directly or indirectly, any money, intoxicating liquor or other thing of value, or the promise thereof, either to influence his vote, or to be used, or under the pretense of being used to procure the vote of any other person or persons, or to be used at any poll or other place prior to or on the day of an election for or against any candidate for office, or for or against any measure or question to be voted upon at such election, shall be deemed guilty of the infamous crime of bribery in elections, and upon conviction thereof, in any court of record, shall be sentenced to disfranchisement by the judge of such court for a term of not less than five nor more than fifteen years, and to the county jail not less than three months nor more than one year, and to pay the cost of prosecution and stand committed to the county jail until such costs shall be fully paid. That for a conviction of a second offense under this section, the first being alleged and proven, such second offender shall be, by the sentence of the court, forever thereafter disfranchised and deprived of the right to vote at an election in this State, and be imprisoned in the county jail not less than one year, and be committed to jail in default of payment of costs of prosecution until such costs are fully paid. Prosecutions may be had under this section by indictment in the circuit court, or by information in the county courts, and the effect of a sentence of disfranchisement in either of said courts, both having jurisdiction of offenses hereunder, shall be to deprive such persons sentenced of the right to vote at any general or special election, or town meeting within this State for the period of time fixed by the court where such person shall be convicted under this section. Any candidate or other person paying, furnishing or promising to pay or furnish or bribing such person, with money, intoxicating liquor or other thing of value, or the promise thereof, shall not be liable to punishment therefor, but shall be a competent witness and compelled to testify in prosecutions under this section. Solicitation by any person of a loan of money, or the purchase of anything of value, or of liquor by the drink or treat to influence or affect his vote, or any other subterfuge, shall be deemed a violation hereof.

Second-Any person who shall have been legally convicted and disfranchised by a court of competent jurisdiction, who shall, before the expiration of his term of disfranchisement, vote or offer to vote at any general or special election, or town meeting within this state, shall, upon indictment and conviction thereof in a court of competent jurisdiction, be confined in the penitentiary for a term of years not less than one, nor more than ten years."

§ 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

APPROVED June 17, 1887.

TOWN AND SCHOOL OFFICERS,

$ 1. Elections for town and school officers in

cities, towns and villages which have
adopted the city election law of 1885,
in those portions of the school dis-
trict without the city, town or village;
how conducted.

$ 2. Elections within such city, town or vil

lage; how conducted.
$ 3. Penalties for refusing or neglecting to

act.
$ 372. Repeal.
§ 4. Emergency.

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An Act to regulate the holding of elections and declaring the result

thereof for town, school township and school district purposes, where such town, school township or school district lies wholly within or partly within and partly without any city, village or incorporated town which has adopted or may adopt an act entitled An act regulating the holding of elections and declaring the result thereof in cities, viliages and incorporated towns in this State," approved June 19, 1885, in force July 1, 1885.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That in all elections hereafter held for town, school township or school district purposes in any town, school township or school district lying wholly within or partly within and partly without any city, village or incorporated town which has or may adopt an act entitled "An act regulating the holding of elections and declaring the result thereof in cities, villages and incorporated towns in this State," approved June 19, 1885, in force July 1, 1885, the legal authorities of such town, school township or school district shall locate the polling place or places, appoint the judges and clerks, and otherwise conduct the election in that portion or part of the town, school township or school district that lies without such city, village or incorporated town, in the manner now provided by law, except as hereinafter provided, but no one residing without euch city, village or incorporated town shall vote at any polling place within, nor shall any one residing within vote at any polling place without, and the votes cast at the polling place or places without such city, village or incorporated town, shall be canvassed, certified and returned as is now provided by law in such cases, and in addition thereto a complete abstract of the votes cast shall be made, certified and returned to the election commissioners of such city, village or incorporated town.

$ 2. In all that part or portion of such town, school township or school district that lies within such city, village or incorporated town, or where the same lies wholly within any such city, village or incorporated town, the election shall be conducted by the election commissioners of such city, village or incorporated town in strict conformity with the said act approved June 19, 1885, mentioned in section one of this act, and when partly within and partly without any such city, village or incorporated town the election commis oners shall certify the returns received by them from the polling place or places without such city, village or incorporated town, to the proper officer or officers; and all the returns so certified and returned by the election commissioners shall be canvassed, together with the returns certified from polling places within, by the same

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