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Proceedings and Debates of the 1867 Constitutional Convention
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765
VOTE ON THE CONSTITUTION.
For the purpose of ascertaining the sense of the People of
this State, in regard to the adoption, or rejection of this Con-
stitution, the Governor shall issue his Proclamation within
five days after the adjournment of this Convention, directed
to the Sheriffs of the City of-Baltimore, and or the several
Counties of this State, commanding them to give notice, in
the manner now prescribed by Law, in reference to the elec-
tion of members of the House of Delegates, that an election
for the adoption or rejection of this Constitution, will be
held in the City of Baltimore, and in the several Counties of
this State, on Wednesday, the Eighteenth day of September,
in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, at the usual
places of holding elections for members of the House of Dele-
gates in said City and Counties. At the said election the
vote shall be by ballot, and upon each ballot, there shall be
written, or printed the words " For the Constitution/' or
"Against the Constitution," as the voter may elect; and
the provisions of the Laws of this State, relating to holding
of general elections for members of the House of Delegates,
shall, in all respects, apply to, and regulate the holding of the
said election. It shall be the duty of the Judges of Election,
in the said City, and in the several Counties of the State, to
receive, accurately count, and duly return the number of
ballots, so cast for, or against the adoption of this Constitu-
tion, as well as any blank ballots, which may be cast, to the
several Clerks of the Circuit Courts of this State, and to the
Clerk of the Superior Court of Baltimore City, in the manner,
now prescribed by Law, in referrence to the election of
members of the House of Delegates, and duplicates thereof
directly to the Governor; and the several Clerks aforesaid,
shall return to the Governor, within ten days, after said
election, the number of ballots cast for or against the Con-
stitution, and the number of blank ballots; and the Governor,
upon receiving the returns, (from the Judges of election, or
the Clerks as aforesaid,) and ascertaining the aggregate
vote throughout the State, shall, by his Proclamation, make
known the same; and if a majority of the votes cast shall be
tor the adoption of this Constitution, it shall go into effect
on Saturday, the Fifth day of October, eighteen hundred and
sixty-seven.
Done, in Convention, the Seventeenth day of August, in the
Year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-
Seven, and of the Independence of the United States, the
Ninety-Second.
RICHARD B. CARMICHAEL,
ATTEST : President of the Convention.
MILTON Y. KIDD,
Secretary of the Convention.


 
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