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Proceedings and Debates of the 1864 Constitutional Convention
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or officers, then to entitle a person to vote for such officer, he
must have been a resident of that part of the county or city
which shall form a part of the electoral district in which he
offers to vote, for six months next preceding the election; but
a person who shall have acquired a residence in such county
or city, entitling him to vote at any such election, shall be
entitled to vote in the election district from which he removed
until he shall have acquired a residence in the part of the
county or city to which he has removed.

Sec. 2. The General Assembly shall provide by law for a
uniform registration of the names of voters in this State,
which registration shall be evidence of the qualification of
said voters to vote at any election thereafter held; but no
person shall be excluded from voting at any election on ac-
count of not being registered, until the General Assembly
shall have passed an act of registration, and the same shall
have been carried into effect, after which no person shall vote
unless his name appears on the register. The General As-
sembly shall also provide by law for taking the votes of sol-
diers in the army of the United States, serving in the field.

Sec.; i. No person above the age of twenty-one years, con-
victed of larceny or other infamous crime, unless pardoned
by the Governor, shall ever thereafter be entitled to vote at
any election in this State, and no lunatic or person non com-
pos mentis shall be entitled to vote.

Sec. 4. No person who has at any time been in armed hos-
tility to the United States or the lawful authorities thereof,
or who has been in any manner in the service of the so-called
"Confederate States of America, " and no person who has
voluntarily left this State and gone within the military lines
of the so-called Confederate States or armies with the pur-
pose of adhering to said States or armies, and no person who
has given any aid, comfort, countenance or support to those
engaged in armed hostility to the United States^ or in any
manner adhered to the enemies of the United States, either
by contributing to the enemies of the United States, or un-
lawfully sending within the lines of such enemies, money
or goods, or letters, or information, or who has disloy-
ally held communication with the enemies of the United
States, or who has advised any person to enter the service
of the said enemies, or aided any person so to enter, or
who has by any open deed or word declared his adhe-
sion to the cause of the enemies of the United States, or
his desire for the triumph of said enemies over the arms of
the United States, shall ever be entitled to vote at any elec-
tion to be held in this State, or to hold any office of honor,

 

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