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that three sections be and they are hereby enacted in lieu of section 657, and to be known as 657, 657A and 657B, and that section 211 be reenacted with amendments, all of which to read as follows:

657. That the twenty-four wards, into which the city of Baltimore is now divided, shall be numbered as follows: The present first ward shall in future be known and numbered twenty-second ward; the present second ward shall in future be known and numbered fourth ward; the present third ward shall in future be known and numbered fifth ward; the present fourth ward shall in future be known and numbered third ward; the present fifth ward shall in future be known and numbered second ward; the present sixth ward shall in future be known and numbered first ward; the present seventh ward shall in future be known and numbered sixth ward; the present eighth ward shall in future be known and numbered seventh ward; the present ninth ward shall in future be known and numbered eighth ward; the present tenth ward shall in future be known and nunibered tenth ward; the present eleventh ward shall in future be known and numbered ninth ward; the present twelfth ward shall in future be known and numbered twelfth ward; the present thir. teenth ward shall in future be known and numbered eleventh ward; the present fourteenth ward shall in future be known and numbered seventeenth ward; the present fifteenth ward shall in future be known and numbered fourteenth ward; the present sixteenth ward shall in future be known and numbered thirteenth ward; the present seventeenth ward shall in future be known and numbered fifteenth ward; the present eighteenth ward shall in future be known and numbered sixteenth ward; the present nineteenth ward shall in future be known and numbered twentieth ward; the present twentieth ward shall in future be known and numbered nineteenth ward; the present twenty-first ward shall in future be known and numbered eighteenth ward; the present twenty. second ward shall in future be known and numbered twenty-first ward; the present twenty-third ward shall in future be known and numbered twenty-third ward; and the present twenty-fourth ward shall in future, be known and numbered twenty-fourth ward.

CHAPTER 602, ACTS OF 1902. 657A. The First Legislative District of Baltimore city shall be and consist of the wards as newly numbered by the Act of 1901, chapter 8, from 1 to 6, both inclusive, as said wards were laid out under the provisions of the Act of 1898, chapter 10, approved February 19, 1898; and the Second Legislative District of Baltimore city shall be and consist of the following wards, as newly numbered by the Act of 1901, chapter 8, namely: Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Twelfth, Thirteenth and Fifteenth, as said wards were laid out under the provisions of the Act of 1898, aforesaid, and the Third Legislative District of Baltimore city shall be and consist of the following wards, as newly numbered by the Act of 1901, chapter 8, namely: Tenth, Eleventh, Fourteenth, Sixteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth, as said wards were laid out under the provisions of the Act of 1898, aforesaid; and the Fourth Legislative District of Baltimore city shall be and consist of the following wards, as newly numbered by the Act of 1901, chapter 8, namely: Seventeenth, Eighteenth, Twenty-first, Twenty-second, Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth, as said wards were laid out under the provisions of the Act of 1898 aforesaid.

657B. The First Councilmanic District shall be and consist of the wards as newly numbered by this Act from one to six, both inclusive, as' said wards were laid out under the provisions of the Act of 1898, aforesaid, that the Second Councilmanic District shall be and consist of the following wards, as newly numbered by this Act, namely: Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Twelfth, Thirteenth and Fifteenth, as said wards were laid out under the provisions of the Act of 1898, aforesaid; that the Third Councilmanic District shall be and consist of the following wards as newly numbered by this Act, namely: Tenth, Eleventh, Fourteenth, Sixteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth, as said wards were laid out under the provisions of the Act of 1898, aforesaid; that the Fourth Councilmanic District shall be and consist of the following wards, as newly numbered by this Act, Seventeenth, Eighteenth, Twenty-first, Twentysecond, Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth, as said wards were laid out under the provisions of the Act of 1898 aforesaid.

211. The Second Branch shall consist of nine members, one of whom shall be president thereof, and shall possess the qualifications and be elected as hereinafter provided. The other eight members shall be elected from four Councilmanic Districts, two from each district; said district to be established and fixed as herein defined by this Act. The members of the Second Branch, excepting the president thereof, shall be citizens of the United States, above the age of twenty-five years, residents of the city of Baltimore four years prior to the election, each of whom has been assessed with property in said city in the sum of five hundred dollars, and who has paid taxes on the same for two years prior to his election; and the said members of the Second Branch shall hold 'their offices for four years, except as provided in section 213 of this * Article, and each of them shall be paid a salary of one thousand dollars per annum, payable monthly.

Section 2. And be it further enacted, That nothing in this Act shall affect the terms of the present Senators and Members of the House of Delegates from Baltimore city, but they shall severally continue to represent the respective legislative districts for which they were elected until the end of their terms respectively as fully as if this Art had not been passed. Nor shall anything in this Act affect the terms of the Members of the First Branch, nor of the Members of the Second Branch of the City Council, but they shall severally continue to represent the wards and councilmanic districts for which they were elected, until the expiration of their terms respectively as fully as if this Act had not been passed, nor shall anything in this Act affect the terms or the

* Refers to Baltimore City Code, Article 4, Public Local Laws.

jurisdiction of any of the Justices of the Peace in and for the city of Baltimore, or other officials in said city, but they shall be entitled to continue to discharge their duties and exercise their jurisdiction until the expiration of their terms as fully as if this Act had not been passed.

Section 3. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall take effect from the date of its passage.

EXTRACTS

FROM THE BILL OF RIGHTS AND THE CONSTITUTION OF MARYLAND APPLICABLE TO

ELECTIONS.

BILL OF RIGHTS.

ARTICLE 7.

That the right of the people to participate in the Legislature is the best security of liberty and the foundation of all free government, for this purpose elections ought to be free and frequent; and every male citizen, having the qualifications prescribed by the Constitution, ought to have the right of suffrage.

CONSTITUTION.

ARTICLE I.

ELECTIVE FRANCHISE. Section 1. All elections shall be by ballot, and every male citizen of the United States, of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, who has been a resident of the State for one year, and of the Legislative district of Baltimore city, or of the county in which he may offer to vote, for six months next preceding the election, shall be entitled to vote, in the ward or election district in which he resides, at•all elections hereafter to be held in this State; and in case any county or city shall be so divided as to form portions of different electoral districts, for the election of Representatives in Congress, Senators, Delegates or other officers, then, to entitle a person to vote for such officers, he must have been a resi. dent of that part of the county or city, which shall form a part of the electoral district in which he offers to vote, for six months next preceding the election, but a person, who shall have acquired a residence in such county or city, entitling him to vote at any such election, shall be entitled to vote in the election district from which he removed, until he shall have acquired a residence in the part of the county or ciiy to which he has removed.

Sec. 2. No person above the age of twenty-one years, convicted of larceny or other infamous crime, unless pardoned by the Governor, shall ever thereafter be entitled to vote at any election in this State; and no person under guardianship as a lunatic, or as a person non compos mentis, shall be entitled to vote.

Sec. 3. If any persons shall give or offer to give, directly or indirectly, any bribe, present, or reward, or any promise, or any other thing, to induce any voter to refrain from casting his vote, or to prevent him in any way from voting, or to procure a vote for any, candidate or persons proposed, or voted for, as elector of President and Vice-President of the United States, or Representative in Congress, or for any office of profit or trust, created by the Constitution or laws of this State, or by the ordinances, or authority of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, the person giving, or offering to give, and the person receiving the same, and any person who gives, or causes to be given, an illegal vote, knowing it to be such, at any election to be hereafter held in this state, shall, on conviction in a court of law, in addition to the penalties now or hereafter to be imposed by law, be forever disqualified to hold any office of profit or trust, or to vote at any election thereafter.

Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the General Assembly to pass laws to punish, with fine and imprisonment, any person who shall remove into any election district or precinct of any ward of the city of Baltimore, not for the purpose of acquiring a bona fide residence therein, but for the purpose of voting at an approaching election, or who shall vote in any election district or ward in which he does not reside (except in the case provided for in this Article) or shall, at the same election, vote in more than one election district, or precinct, or shall vote or offer to vote in any name not his own, or in place of any other person of the same name, or shall vote in any county in which he does not reside.

Sec. 5. The General Assembly shall provide by law for a uniform registration of the names of all voters in this State who possess the qualifications prescribed in this Article, which registration shall be conclusive evidence to the judges of election to the right of every person thus registered to vote at any election thereafter held in this State but no person shall vote at any election, Federal or State, hereafter, to be held in this State, at any municipal election in the city of Baltimore, unless his name appears in the list of registered voters, and until the General Assembly shall hereafter pass an Act for the registration of the names of voters, the law in force on the first day of June, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, in reference thereto, shall be continued in force, except so far as it may be inconsistent with the provisions of this Constitution; and the registry of voters, made in pursuance thereof, may be corrected, as provided in said law; but the names of all persons shall be added to the list of qualified voters by the officers of registration, who have the qualifications prescribed in the first section of this Article, and 'who are not disqualified under the provisions of the second and third sections thereof.

Sec. 6. Every person elected or appointed to any office of profit or trust, under this Constitution, or under the laws made pursuant thereto, shall before he enters upon the duties of such office, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation: I,

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