168 CONSTITUTION OF MARYLAND.
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 Constitution, 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
of the several Counties of this State, commanding them to give notice in
the manner now prescribed by Law in reference to the election 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 Sep-
tember, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, at the usual places
of holding election's for members of the House of Delegates 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 the holding of general elections for
members of the House of Delegates, 'shall in all respects apply to and regu-
late the holding of the said election. It shall be the duty of the Judges
of Election in 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 Constitution, 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 pre-
scribed by Law, in reference 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 Constitution, 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 for 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,
President of the Convention.
MILTON Y. KIDD,