1420 LAWS OF MARYLAND. [CH. 578
discretion summon the persons making the aforesaid support-
ing affidavits and any other persons to appear before them
for interrogation touching upon the length of residence of the
said applicant within the State of Maryland, and upon said
applicant's intention to become such resident. Said affidavits
and evidence, if any taken before said Registry Board shall be
deemed to be competent and admissible evidence of said appli-
cant's said residence and intention to become such resident. If
upon such evidence and after such hearing and consideration
said Registry Board shall be of the opinion that said applicant
has been a resident of the State of Maryland for the period of
one year and has also had an intention to become such for a
like period of time, and possesses all of the other requirements
as provided by law to become a registered voter, the said Board
shall have the power and authority to register said applicant.
Any such applicant who feels aggrieved by the action of any
Board of Registry in refusing him or her as a qualified voter
upon the ground that the evidence submitted by the applicant
as to his or her residence or intention to become a resident of
the State of Maryland is incredible or insufficient, shall have
the same right of appeal from the decision of said Board, as is
provided by Section 27 of this Article; said appeal, however,
to be subject to all the provisions and limitations as set forth
in Section 27. False swearing in any of the affidavits herein-
before required shall be deemed to be perjury and shall be
punishable as perjury is punishable by the Code of Public
General Laws of Maryland, Article 27, title "Crimes and
Punishments, " sub-title "Perjury. " It shall be the duty of the
Board of Election Supervisors of the different counties and of
the City of Baltimore to have forms of the affidavits herein set
forth printed and distributed among the different Boards of
Registry to be by them given to any such applicant upon de-
mand free of any cost.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That Sections 33, 34 and
35 of Article 33 of the Annotated Code of Maryland (1924
Edition), title "Elections, " sub-title "Registration, " be and the
same are hereby repealed.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall take
effect June 1, 1929.
Approved April 11, 1929.