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Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - April 1, 1890, Trenton, New Jersey tnw'Wrt.Wjjn VI IT. NO. TRRNTON. TUKODAY APRIL 1. 1P90. TWO SAX ION'S BILL VETOED. i he Ballot Reform Measure Returned Unsigned. WHATUOV UllsOK HILL HAS TO SAY Maintains That the Hill In Unconsti- tutional and Uuuld Work a Great In- justice to the Illiterate Jer- My and Connecticut Bills Iteferred To. A' MANY, April 1 Oovei nor Hill has sent a message to the senate vetomg tbe So i ton bill. The governor says benate bill No 117, entitled An act to pi omote the inde- pendence of voters at pqblic elections, en- force the seci ecy of the ballot and provide for the printing and distribution of ballota at public is herewith returned without approval The legislature re- fused to co-operate with the effort of tbe executive to obtain an immediate practical duterniinntion of the constitutionality of this bill Such di termination was desired by the executiv e in order that the bill might become a law, if declared in harmony with the constitution of tbe state, or that certain features thereof might, if declared uncon- stitutional, no longer occupy the time attention of the lawmaking powers The same provisions which the executive has for the past two years declared to be m his judgment unconstitutional are repeated in this measure without substantial modifica- Tr tion. Legislature and Executive at Odds "The situation demonstrates that, upon tbo vital point of constitutionality, there pTists an irreconcilable difference of judg- ment between the iegislatui e and the execu- tive, which no argumeut, and nothing short of an authoritative opinion can remove If the bill should be allowed to go upon the statute books and then be declared uncon- stitutional, all elections held thereunder would be vitiated, the title of every elected officer would be void or uncertain, and conB fusion, amounting possibly to anarchy would take the place of orderly govern! ment To the constitutionality of such a measure by actual exp-riment and subse- quent lingation, would be costly at best, and if resulting adversely to the bill's con stitutiouality, would be talal to the peace and order of the state The atti- tude of the legislature has left me no other alternative th n to decline to approve the measure Upon the legis uture must rest the responsibility of failure to secure a fair and honorable solution of the problem of electoral reform Against an Kxiluslvely Official Ballot 1 he governor n iterates his objections to the exclusively official ballot provided for by the bill, alleging that it is unconstitu tional He says "I believp that every voter should have the right to prepare his ballot at his own home or wherever he pleases, and to brmg it with him to the polls and vote it in secret I deny the constitutional right of the legislature to compel an elector to accept a ballot containing the names ol candidates other than his own candidates in whose nomination he has had no part a for whom he does not intend to Impose upon him the burden of erasing uli such names under penalty of disfranchise ment, and reqmiehim if he votes at all, to write or paste the names of his candidates upon such a hatch patch The governor says that the provisions for up exclusively official ballot, as m this bill are unconstitutional, among others, for the following reasons "First, they unreasonably hinder and im pede the exercise of the elective franchise and discriminate against the individual elect or; second, they impose upon the elector a ballot not authorized or the constitution. It was demonstrated Jin my last annual message, by arguments never yet refuted, that the constitution anc the statutes m existence when it was adopt- ed, when cons rued together, virtually de- fine and declare what shall be deemed-a lawful ballot Its essential elements OB hereinbefore described can not be added to or diminished othei wise than by a cMistitu- tional amendment "The provisions for an exclusively offlciai ballot prevent an illiterate elector from voting a secret ballot. Thoy absolutely compel him not only to pnbltcly confess his illiteracy, but also to disclose the contents of nia ballot to two election officers. Burn provisions are plainly In violatio i of the constitution." The Australian System In tho course of his message ho says. "The feature of an exclusively official bal- lot, derived from the Australian u one not adapted to the political system of our state It does not harmonize with our free institutions; Under the Australian system proper, an elector cannot vtrlta or paste the name of hiq candidate upon his bihot, but he is only permitted to vote for a candidate thereon who has been duly nominated That feature was contained in the original Suxton bill of two yean ago, but it was rejected with great unanimity ai inappropriate to our system "The-proVIslons fojr exclusively offlcm t-illot aie equally repugnant to our institutions, nud they should be as promptly repudiated." The Sort of Bill He Would Approve. The governor "It seems needless to indicate til this communication what has bt.cn so often outlined before, the e-wutiai features of an electoral reform measure wh ch I would cheerfully approve They may, howevei, be again summarized as f ol- lows First, provisions for a general regis. tral on of electors throughout 'he whole state, sccoid, tbe act to extend to all "elec- tions of public officers by ballot, third, the secret booth or pi-lva'W compartment plan, each voter to be guaranteed abiplute piracy in examining or preparing hig ballot, and compelled to remain an appreciable length o: time hi tbk booth, and secrecy in votlnj eoaptlrort, fourth, the privilege cv nominating candidates by properly cei tiflei petitions, as well as by party conventions flifth, eatb distinct set of nomination! to be printed on balluts; itith, no electioneering permitted within a mMon able distanco from the polls, seventh, offl cial and unofficial ballots to be used They sba 1 be exactly alike, tbe official bjmg printed and furnished at public ex penes and delivered to the at the polls only by the election officers, and uuofflcia ballots to be famished by parties or candi. dates, and obtainable at the polls or else where, and may bo prepared at homn AIH brought to the polls and voted, eighth, ai voted to be inolosod in exela aively official envelopes furnished by elec- tion officers at the polls Connecticut and Jm-upy "I wonld not objeot to the mibst'xntia features of the Connecticut reform i vnto whereby the stite turnishos all tlm 1 Hot imnifly Uniform blank oillcinl 1-llot dnly stamped, upon which norm i directl ns "cnn-vl by fht> rm State, s (vnimitto in i fnay nil ft II m c i 1 ml 4 ni "wnertthoiiprlnifUmnro 11 OunolreR drowpyaid owing to tho Impure iltiuijiih stato of the blood To rem tir thii trouble take Avert BsmpartlU, the powerful jetnfe and gconemlnai, blood au.es ol the olllces to be nil I allots o by in (tclu'-n tly ofli ml eiu elopes, it sliDu d b provided that tin ofllcial ballot may be distiibuted to the voters be- ore tbe election at their homes or elsewhere is is coutem] luted m the proposed New Jer y reform ineasuie, them would DP no lerlous obj ction to such a ballot, although naccuraUlj called an 'exclusively official Ballot, assuming of course, tbat uo one allot should contain no more than one dis- inct set of nominations, and that no ex matters should be permitted to be ngrafted upon it' The Manhood Suffrage In conclusion tbe governor says 'I be- ieve m tbe ma ntenance of manhood suf- rage, and s long ns I have a voice in the of government I shall never cnowiugly give my assent to any bill the ffect of which is to disfranchise a single lonest voter, no matter bow bumble or un ettered he be upon whom the constitu ion confers tbo rigiit of suffrage, THE NEWS IN BRIEF ?resh Tips from Wires Carefully Culled The btieet car lines of illiamsport, Pa., lave been bou_rht 1} a 1 hihklphla syndi- cate fot 0 (XX) it is s u i tht same syndi cate is 1011 iinir. for the control of similar ines m ill tlin mt nor citun of tlm state Howard P Cr ive, a Phila klpbia roal es ;ate agent has fled, leaving about 000 in debts His fluncpM from whom he obtained money, is m ibo Nou istovvu insane asylum Capt liisl has been re elected governor of the Ball i s liarboi at the meet- ing of the ti ustcCa The presuh nt has nominate 1 Frank D Allen fei district attorney for Massachus- etts If ycnr coBsh keeps you awake and reitloa by night take Ayers's Chen; Pectoral and oh tin immediate relief. 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