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Election Laws


State of Ohio


United States of America

Applicable to the Conduct of Elections and
the Duties of Officers in Connec.
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Election Laws of the United States


SECTION 1992. All persons born in the United States who are citizens. and not subject to any foreign power, excluding Indians not taxed, are declared to be citizens of the United States.

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SEC. 1993. All children heretofore born or hereafter children of born out of the limits and jurisdiction of the United States, abroad. whose fathers were or may be at the time of their birth, citizens thereof, are declared to be citizens of the United States; but the rights of citizenship shall not descend to children whose fathers never resided in the United States.

SEC. 1994. Any woman who is now or may hereafter Married women. be married to a citizen of the United States, and who might herself be lawfully naturalized, shall be deemed a citizen.

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SEC. 1995. All persons born in the district or country Persons born formerly known as the territory of Oregon, and subject to the jurisdiction of the United States on the 18th [of] May, 1872, are citizens in the same manner as if born elsewhere in the United States.


SEC. 1996. All persons who deserted the military or Forfeiture of naval service of the United States, and did not return thereto or report themselves to a provost marshal within sixty days after the issuance of the proclamation by the President, dated the 11th day of March, 1865, are deemed to have voluntarily relinquished and forfeited their rights of citizenship, as well as their right to become citizens; and such deserters shall be forever incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under the United States, or of exercising any rights of citizens thereof.

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SEC. 1997. No soldier or sailor, however, who faithfully served according to his enlistment until the 19th day of April, 1865, and who, without proper authority or leave first obtained quit his command or refused to serve after that date, shall be held to be a deserter from the army or navy; but this section shall be construed solely as a removal of any disability such soldier or sailor may have incurred, under the preceding section, by the loss of citizenship and of the right to hold office in consequence of his desertion. SEC. 1998. Every person who hereafter deserts the Avoiding the military or naval service of the United States, or who, being duly enrolled departs the jurisdiction of the district in which he is enrolled, or goes beyond the limits of the United States with intent to avoid any draft into the military or naval service, lawfully ordered, shall be liable to



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