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Amendments to Maryland Constitutions
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An act to amend the constitution and form of government as it relates
to
the division of Somerset county into election districts.
WHEREAS, it has been represented to this general assembly,
that a numerous class of voters on the north side of Wicomico
creek, and also in the neighborhoods of Dublin and Cokesbury,
on the eastern borders of the middle district of Somerset county,
by reason of their remote location from the place of holding
elections, are virtually deprived of the privilege of voting,
which according to the spirit of the constitution, is designed to
be extended to every free white male citizen of this state, and
is intended to be secured by the bill of rights; for remedy
whereof,
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That the election district in Somerset county, lately called and
known as number two, or the middle district, shall be further
subdivided, and that two additional election districts shall be
established therein; one of which shall be made convenient to
the voters on the north side of Wicomico creek, and the other
shall be at or near to Dublin or Cokesbury, on the eastern borders
of the said district.
2. And be it enacted, That in case this act shall be confirmed
as required by the constitution and form of government, the
levy court of Somerset county shall be, and they are hereby
required to appoint three commissioners, who, or a majority of
them, shall proceed to subdivide the said district, and to select
and appoint suitable places for holding elections on the north
side of Wicomico creek, and in the neighborhoods of Dublin
or Crokesbury as aforesaid, having due regard to population,
extent of territory, and the convenience of voters.
3. And be it enacted, That the commissioners who shall be
appointed by the levy court in virtue of this act, shall meet at
the town of Princess Anne, on the first Monday of May next,
succeeding the confirmation of this act, as required by the
constitution
and form of government, or within ten days thereafter,
for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this act;
and the said commissioners may adjourn from time to time,
and from place to place, until they shall have performed and
completed the several duties required of them by this act; and
the said commissioners shall be, and they are hereby required
on or before the first day of July next, after their meeting as
aforesaid, to make out and deliver to the clerk of the county
aforesaid, a plain and accurate description in writing, of the
limits, boundaries and designations of each district so created
and laid off, certified under their hands and seals; and the said
clerk shall make a fair record thereof amongst the records of
the county aforesaid.
4. And be it enacted, That the said commissioners be, and
they are hereby authorised and required to adjust and limit the
quantum of compensation, to be allowed to the proprietor or

 
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