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Sec. 4. As soon as may be, after the taking and publishing
of the National Census of 1900, or after the enumeration of
the population of this State, under the authority thereof, there1
shall be an apportionment of representation in the House of
Delegates, to be made on the following basis, to wit: Each of
the several counties of the State, having a population of
eighteen thousand souls or less, shall be entitled to two dele-
gates; and every county having a population of over eighteen
thousand and less than twenty-eight thousand souls, shall be
entitled to three delegates; and every county having a, population
of twenty-eight thousand and less than forty thousand
souls, shall be entitled to four delegates; and every county
having a population of forty thousand and less than fifty-five
thousand souls, shall be entitled to five delegates; and every
county having a population of fifty-five thousand souls and
upwards, shall be entitled to six delegates and no more; and
each of the four legislative districts of the City of Baltimore
shall be entitled to the number of delegates to which the
largest county shall or may be entitled under the aforegoing
apportionment, and the General Assembly shall have the
power to provide by law, from time to time, for altering and
changing the boundaries of the existing legislative districts
of the City of Baltimore, so as to make them as near as may
be of equal population; but said district shall always consist
of contiguous territory.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid,
That the said foregoing section hereby proposed as an amend-
ment to the Constitution, shall, at the next election for mem-
bers of the General Assembly of this State, to be held on the
Tuesday next after the first Monday in the month of Novem-
ber, nineteen hundred and one, be submitted to the legal and
qualified voters thereof, for their adoption or rejection, in
pursuance of the directions contained in Article 14, of the
Constitution of this State; and at the said election the vote
on said proposed amendment to the Constitution shall be by
ballot, and upon each ballot there shall be written or printed
the words "For the Constitutional Amendment," or "Against
the Constitutional Amendment," as the voter shall elect, and
immediately after the said election due returns shall be made
to the Governor of the vote for and against said proposed
amendment, as directed by the said Article 14, of the Consti-
tution .
Approved April 7, 1900.


 
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