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Amendments to Maryland Constitutions
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duties of the County Commissioners in each County, and the
power to make changes in Sections 1 to 6 inclusive, Article XI
of this Constitution, when expressly granted as hereinbefore
provided, are hereby transferred to the voters of each County
and the voters of City of Baltimore, respectively, provided that
said powers so transferred shall be exercised only by the adop-
tion or amendment of a charter as hereinbefore provided; and
provided further that this Article shall not be construed to au-
thorize the exercise of any powers in excess of those conferred
by the Legislature upon said Counties or City as this Article
sets forth.
SEC. 7. The word "Petition" as used in this Article means
one or more sheets written or printed, or partly written and
partly printed; "Signature" means the signature of a regis-
tered voter written by himself in his own handwriting (and
not by his mark), together with the ward or district and pre-
cinct in which he is registered. The authenticity of such signa-
tures and the fact that the persons so signing are registered
voters shall be evidenced by the affidavit of one or more reg-
istered voters of the City or County in which said voters so
signing are registered, and one affidavit may apply to or cover
any number of signatures to such petition. The false signing
of any name, or the signing of any fictitious name to said peti-
tion shall be forgery,' and the making of any false affidavit in
connection with said petition shall be perjury.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid,
That the aforesaid Article hereby proposed as an amendment to
the Constitution shall be, at the next general election for mem-
bers of the General Assembly held in this State, submitted to
the legal and qualified voters thereof for their adoption or re-
jection in pursuance of the directions contained in Article XIV
of the Constitution of this State, and at the said General elec-
tion the vote on the said proposed amendment to the Constitu-
tion shall be by ballot, and upon each ballot shall be printed
the words, "For Constitutional Amendment" and "Against
Constitutional Amendment" as now provided by law, and im-
mediately after said election due. return shall be made to the
Governor of the vote for and against said proposed amendment
as directed by said Fourteenth Article of the Constitution.
Approved April 16th, 1914.

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