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Amendments to Maryland Constitutions
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to the division of Somerset county, into election districts.
Whereas, it has been represented to this General Assembly, that
great inconveniencies have been experienced by reason of the existing
division of Somerset county, into election districts, for remedy
whereof.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That
all such parts of the constitution and form of government as relate
to the division of Somerset county into election districts, be,
and the same are hereby repealed.
2. And be it enacted, That Somerset county shall be divided,
and laid off into six separate election districts, whereof the present
district, called and known, as number one, or the upper district,
shall be divided into three separate election districts; and the
present district called and known, as number two, or the middle
district, shall be divided into two separate election districts; the
new
district to be made convenient to the votes of Dames Quarter, and
the isles adjacent, and the present district called, and known, as
number three, or the lower district shall be and remain as it now is.
3. And be it enacted, That in case this act shall be confirmed,
as required by the constitution, the levy court of Somerset county
are hereby authorised, and directed to appoint commissioners,
who, or a majority of them, or in case of death, a majority of
those surviving, are hereby authorised and empowered to lay off
the said county into six separate election districts, as is provided
for by this act, and to select and appoint a suitable place for holding
the elections in each of the said districts, having due regard to
population,
extent of territory, and the convenience of voters.
4. And be it enacted, That the commissioners appointed by virtue
of this act, shall meet at the town of Princess Ann, on the first
Monday of May next succeeding the confirmation of this act, as
required by the constitution, for the purpose of carrying into effect
the provisions of this act; and the said commissioners may adjourn
from time to time, and from place to place, until they shall have
performed and completed the duties required of them by this act;
and the said commissioners are hereby required, on or before the
first day of July next, after their meeting as aforesaid, to make out
and deliver to the clerk of the county aforesaid, a plain and accurate
description in writing, of the limits, boundaries and designations
of each district so laid off, with plats thereof, if they shall deem
them to be necessary, certified under their hands and seals; and the
said clerks shall make a fair record of the same, amongst the records
of the county aforesaid.
5. And be it enacted, That the said commissioners, after the
confirmation
of this act, if they shall deem it necessary to a due performance
of the duties required of them by this act, may employ
a surveyor, and chain carriers, who shall be allowed, and paid a
reasonable compensation for their services and time employed and
expended in the execution of such duties as may be required of
them by the said commissioners.
6. And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of the clerk of
the
county aforesaid, to furnish the sheriff with two copies of the limits,
boundaries and designations, of the several districts as ascertained
and described by the said commissioners, whose duty it
shall be to keep one in his possession, and to set up one copy at the
door of the court house in the county aforesaid; and to cause the
said description in writing without the plats, if such should be
deemed necessary, to be published four weeks successively, prior
to the next election, after the confirmation aforesaid, in each of the
public papers printed at Easton.

 
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