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Amendments to Maryland Constitutions
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An ACT to alter, abolish and repeal, certain parts of the constitution
and form of government of this state as are therein mentioned.
WHEREAS the holding elections at any one place in each county of this
state is attended with great inconvenience to all citizens remote from
said place, and operates to deprive many persons entitled to suffrage
from the exercise of that right; and as it is desirable that the full,
free and fair voice of the people should be expressed in their choice
of the functionaries of government,
II. BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the
several counties of this state, for the purpose of holding all future
elections for delegates, electors of the senate, and sheriffs of the
several counties, shall be divided into separate districts in the
manner herein after directed, viz. Saint Mary's county shall be divided
and laid off into three separate districts, Kent county shall be
divided and laid off into three separate districts, Calvert county
shall be divided and laid off into three separate districts; Charles
county shall be divided and laid off into four separate districts,
Talbot county shall be divided and laid off into four separate
districts, Somerset county
shall be divided and laid off into three separate districts, Dorchester
county shall be divided and laid off into three separate districts,
Cæcil county shall be divided and laid off into four separate
districts, Prince-George's county shall be divided and laid off into
five separate districts, Queen-Anne's
county shall be divided and off into three separate districts,
Worcester county shall be divided and laid off into five separate
districts, Frederick county shall be divided and laid off into seven
separate districts, Harford county shall be divided and laid off into
five separate districts, Caroline county shall be divided and laid off
into three separate districts, Washington county shall be divided and
laid off into five separate districts, Montgomery county shall be
divided and laid off into five separate districts, Allegany county
shall be divided and laid off into six separate districts.
III. AND BE IT ENACTED, That Anne-Arundel county, including the city
of Annapolis, shall be divided and laid off into five separate
districts.
IV. AND BE IT ENACTED, That Baltimore county, out of the limits of the
city of Baltimore, shall be divided and laid off into seven districts,
and that the city of Baltimore shall be laid off into eight districts.
V. AND BE IT ENACTED, That all and every part of the constitution and
form of government relating to the judges, time, place and manner, of
holding elections in the city of Baltimore, and all and every part of
the second, third, fifth, fourteenth and forty-second sections of the
constitution and form of government of this state, which relate to the
judges, place, time and manner of holding the several elections for
delegates, electors of the senate, and sheriffs of the
several counties, be and the same are hereby abrogated, repealed and
annulled, and the same shall hereafter be regulated by law.
VI. AND BE IT ENACTED, That if this act shall be confirmed by the
general assembly, after the next election of delegates, in the first
session after such new election, as the constitution and form of
government directs, that in such case this act, and the alteration of
the said constitution contained therein, shall be considered as a part,
and shall constitute and be valid as a part, of the said constitutions
and form of government, to all intents and purposes, any thing therein
contained to the contrary notwithstanding.
 

 
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