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the City of Baltimore or not more than five registered voters
in any such County are so nominated their names shall not be
printed on the ballot, but said eleven registered voters in the
City of Baltimore or five in such County shall constitute said
charter board from and after the date of said election. At said
election the ballot shall contain the names of said nominees in
alphabetical order without any indication of the source of their
nomination, and shall also be so arranged as to permit the voter
to vote for or against the creation of said charter board, but the
vote cast against said creation shall not be held to bar the voter
from expressing his choice among the nominees for said board,
and if the majority of the votes cast for and against the creation
of said charter board shall be against said creation the election
of the members of said charter board shall be void; but if such
majority shall be in favor of the creation of said charter board,
then and in that event the eleven nominees of the City of Bal-
timore or five nominees in the County receiving the largest
number of votes shall constitute the charter board, and said
charter board, or a majority thereof, shall prepare within six
months from the date of said election a charter or form of gov-
ernment for said city or such county and present the same to the
Mayor of Baltimore or President of the Board of County Com-
missioners of such county, who shall publish the same in at least
two newspapers of general circulation published in said the City
of Baltimore or County within thirty days after it shall be re-
ported to him. Such charter shall be submitted to the voters of
said City or County at the next general or congressional election
after the report of said charter to said Mayor of Baltimore or
President of the Board of County Commissioners; and if a ma-
jority of the votes cast for and against the adoption of said
charter shall be in favor of such adoption, the said charter from
and after the thirtieth days from the date of such election shall
become the law of said City or County, subject only to the Con-
stitution and Public General Laws of this State, and any public
local laws inconsistent with the provisions of said charter and
any former charter of said the City of Baltimore or County
shall be thereby repealed.
SEC. 2. The General Assembly at its first session after the
adoption of this amendment shall by public general law provide
a grant of express powers for such County or Counties as may
thereafter farm a charter under the provisions of this Article.
Such express powers granted to the Counties and the powers
heretofore granted to the City of Baltimore, as set forth in Ar-


 
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