Horsemen Registering to a Man, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-10


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HORSEMEN REGISTERING TO A MAN. New York. October 9. State Superintendent of Elections William Leary is directing his special attention to the registration of voters in what aro known as the race track districts in the sixteenth assembly district in Brooklyn. The enrollments in these districts for the first two days are curiously large. In tho sixth election district of the sixteenth assembly district, in which most of the stables of the Sheepshead Bay track are situated, no less than 424 were registered on Monday and Tuesday, which is nine in excess of the entire four days enrollment iu 1906 and three in excess of the total enrollment last year. . , In the fifth election district 34S were registered in the first two days, which Is only sixteen less than the entire enrollment last year. Like conditions prevail in all the other race track districts. Superintendent Leary yesterday Instructed his deputies. McEwen and Bee. who are in charge of the branch office at Coney Island, to Institute a most rigid Investigation. Mr. Leary said: "There is no objection to the registering and voting of any person who actually resides In a stable, but the person must reside there in order to vote. If we find that a -stable with limited sleeping accommodations has been claimed as a residence by more persons than could reside there there will be trouble. "Horse stalls, sheds, grandstand-1? and hke buildings cannot be claimed as homes."

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