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[Commonwealth Act No. 197, (1936-11-18)](https://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l3d06)
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[ Commonwealth Act No. 197, November 18, 1936 ]

AN ACT TO AMEND THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED AND FORTY-TWO OF ACT NUMBERED TWENTY-SEVEN HUNDRED AND ELEVEN, KNOWN AS THE REVISED ADMINISTRATIVE CODE.

Be it enacted by the National Assembly of the Philippines:

SECTION 1. The first paragraph of section four hundred and forty-two of Act Numbered Twenty, seven hundred and eleven, as amended, is hereby further amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 442. Official ballots.—Official ballots shall be provided at public expense for every election held under this chapter. There shall be at each polling place but one form of ballot, which shall be of ordinary white printing paper in shape a strip one hundred and forty millimeters wide and three hundred and four millimeters long, and shall contain a printed heading of the title of each office to be voted for and the number of candidates for which the voter may vote on the left margin, with a corresponding number of spaces opposite the title. Such titles shall be printed both in Spanish and English in ten point (long primer) roman type and at the top of the ballot shall appear, in type which shall be discretionary with the Director of Printing, but which shall be uniform throughout the Philippines, the words "Official Ballot," a representation of the coat of arms, and the municipality or municipal district in which the particular ballot is intended to be used, and the date of the election. There shall also be printed, in eight point (brevier) gothie type both in English and Spanish the legend "Do not make any mark on this ballot or write anything thereon but the names of the candidates you vote for. Any violation of this instruction will invalidate the ballot." The ballots shall be folded three times toward the top. so that they shall be one hundred and forty by thirty-eight millimeters when folded. No ballot shall have any printing on the back and the stubs thereof shall be numbered consecutively, in each municipality or municipal district. The official ballot shall contain the official designation of the offices to be voted for and numbered consecutively beginning from number one for each municipality or municipal district, and shall be printed substantially in the following form:
SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved, November 18, 1936.

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