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Amendments to Maryland Constitutions
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thereafter, shall be made in like manner as in electors of
president and vice president, save that form of the certificate
shall be varied to suit the case; and save also, that
the returns, instead of being made to the Governor, shall be
made to the Chancellor of the State, and addressed to
the Chancellor of Maryland, under cover by the several
judges of elections, in the different counties of this State,
Howard District and the city of Baltimore.
SEC. 2. And be it enacted, That, of the persons voted
for as Governor at any such election, the person having,
in the judgment of the Chancellor, the highest number
of legal votes, and possessing the legal qualifications,
and resident in the district from which the Governor, at
such election, is to be taken, shall be declared, by proclamation
of the Chancellor, within ten days after such
election returns have been received, duly elected Governor
of Maryland, and shall qualify as such in the manner
prescribed by the constitution and laws of this State,
on the first Monday of January next ensuing his election,
or as soon thereafter as may be.
SEC. 3. And be it enacted, That excepting the cases
hereinafter provided, the Chancellor shall decide all
questions in relation to the number and legality of the
votes given for each and every person voted for as Governor,
and in relation to the returns, and in relation to
the qualification of persons voted for as Governor.
SEC. 4. And be it enacted, That in case two or more
persons, legally qualified according to the provisions of
the constitution of this State, shall have an equal number
of legal votes, then and in that case the Chancellor shall
communicate the fact, within ten days after the reception
of the election returns of the State, in writing to the
then Governor, whose duty it shall be, and who is hereby
authorised and directed to convene, by proclamation,
upon reasonable notice, the General Assembly, before
whom the Chancellor shall forthwith lay all the election
returns, and the Senate and House of Delegates, upon
joint ballot, shall determine which one of them shall be
Governor, and the one which, upon counting the ballots,
shall have the highest number of votes, shall be Governor,
and shall qualify as such.
SEC. 5. And be it enacted, That in case any one voted
for at such an election as Governor, and possessing the
legal qualifications, according to the constitution of this
State, shall come forward within thirty days after such
election, and made oath, before the Chancellor of Maryland,
that he has good and sufficient reason to believe

 
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