Excerpt from State of Michigan: Laws Relating to Elections In all elections, every male inhabitant of this state, being a citizen of the United States; every male inhabitant residing in this state on the twenty-fourth day of June, eighteen hundred thirty-five; every male inhabitant residing in this state on the first day of January, eighteen hundred fifty; every male inhabitant of foreign birth who, having resided in the state two years and six months prior to the eighth day of November, eighteen hundred ninety-four, and having declared his intention to become a citizen of the United States two years and six months prior to said last named day; and every civilized male inhabitant of Indian descent, a native of the United States and t a member of any tribe, shall be an elector and entitled to vote; but one shall be an elector or entitled to vote at any election unless he shall be above the age of twenty-one years, and has resided in this state six months and in the township or ward in which he offers to vote twenty days next preceding such election: Provided, That in time of war, insurrection or rebellion qualified elector in the actual military service of the United States or of this state, or in the army or navy thereof, shall be deprived of his vote by reason of his absence from the township, ward or state in which he resides; and the legislature shall provide by law the manner in which and the time and place at which such absent electors may vote, and for the canvass and return of their votes. Qualification Of Electors: The source of all authority to vote at popular elections is the constitution; the electorate is constituted by the fundamental law; and the qualifications of electors must be uniform throughout the state. Coffin v.Election Commissioners, 97189; Atty Gen. v.Abbott, 121545.As to uniformity, see also, Atty Gen. v.Common Council, 58216; Maynard v.Canvassers, 84239.The qualifications of voters at school meetings have never been identical with those of electors as defined in the constitution. Belles v.Burr, 76 1.Township Or Ward: No one can vote anywhere but in the township, or ward where he resides, except as w provided in the case of soldiers. People v. Blodgett, 13 127;People v.Maynard, 15 463; Atty Gen. v. Holihan, 29 116; Atty Gen. v.Common Council, 58 213;Warren v.Board of Registration, 72 401.For election purposes each ward is made by the constitution equivalent to a township. Allor v.Wayne Auditors, 43 76.The intention of the voter is an important factor in determining residence. Harbaugh v. Cicott, 33241, 250.Consolidation Of Townships: The electors of a disorganized township, the disorganization taking effect one day before the annual township election, have a right to exercise in the new township the franchise possessed by them in the old. Atty Gen. v. McColeman, About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.