2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 19 - ELECTIONS
Section 19:32-33 - Register of guests and lodgers in lodging houses, inns and hotels.
19:32-33 Register of guests and lodgers in lodging houses, inns and hotels.
8.When directed by the superintendent, every landlord, proprietor, lessee or keeper of a lodging house, inn or hotel shall keep a register in which shall be entered the names and residences, the date of arrival and departure of his guests, and the room, rooms or bed occupied by them. This register shall be arranged so that there shall be a space on the same line in which each male guest or male lodger shall sign his name.
Such landlord, proprietor, lessee or keeper shall make a sworn report upon a blank to be prepared and furnished by the superintendent thirty days before the election next ensuing to such superintendent, containing a detailed description of the premises so used and occupied as a lodging house, inn or hotel, including the size and character of building, and in case only part of a building is so used, a statement as to what part, and the names of the lodgers therein, and all the employees, and all other persons living therein, including the landlord, proprietor, lessee or keeper, and members of his family, who claim a voting residence at or in such lodging house, inn or hotel, together with the length of time they have been regularly lodged or lived therein, the beginning of such residence, the color, approximate age, height, weight, whereby the persons may be identified, the nationality, the occupation and place of business of such persons, and the room occupied by each person, and whether the person is a guest, landlord, proprietor, lessee or keeper, and the signature of each person. Above the space reserved for the signature of each such person shall be printed the following words, "the foregoing statements are true." In the form of affidavit, which shall be sworn to by the landlord, proprietor, lessee or keeper of such lodging house, inn or hotel, shall be included the statement that the signatures of the guests or lodgers certified to in such report were written in the presence of such landlord, proprietor, lessee or keeper, and that he personally knows them to be the persons therein described.
To the end that the sworn report herein required shall truly set forth the facts therein stated, such landlord, proprietor, lessee or keeper shall question each male person lodging or living in the lodging house, inn or hotel as to his intention of claiming such place as a voting residence, and the person shall thereupon declare his intention thereof, and if he shall claim the place as his voting residence he shall give to such landlord, proprietor, lessee or keeper such facts regarding himself as are required to be incorporated in the sworn report herein provided for. Such report and affidavit shall be filed personally by the landlord, proprietor, lessee or keeper with the superintendent at his office.
Any such landlord, proprietor, lessee or keeper or any lodger who shall violate this section shall be deemed guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.
L.1947,c.167,s.8; amended 2005, c.154, s.17.
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