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CONSTITUTION OF 1850.
CONSTITUTION OF 1867.
tatives; the county of Berrien to one cola, and the territory that may be representative; the county of Midland; representative; the county of Calhoun to attached, one representative; the coun- with the territory thereto attached, one one representative; the county of ty of Sanilac, and the territory that representative; the counties of Alpena Jackson to one representative; the may be attached, one representative; and Iosco, and the territory thereto county of Cass to two representatives; the counties of Midland and Arenac, attached, one representative; the counthe county of Oakland to six represen- with the territory that may be attached, ties of Menominee and Delta, one reptatives; the county of Macomb to three one representative; the county of resentative; the counties of Mason and representatives; the county of Lenawee Montcalm, with the territory that may Manistee, and the territory thereto to four représentatives; the county of be attached thereto, one representa- attached, one representative; the counKalamazoo, and the unorganized coun- tive; and the counties of Newaygo and ties of Grand Traverse, Benzio and ties of Allegan and Barry, to two rep- Oceana, with the territory that may be Antrim, and the territory thereto resentatives; the county of Branch to attached thereto, one representative. attached, one representative; and the one representative; the county of Hills- Each county having a ratio of repre- counties of Leelanaw and Manitou, one dale to one representative; the county sentation, and a fraction over, equal to representative. .. . of Lapeer to one representative; the a moiety of said ratio, shall be entitled county of Saginaw, and the unorgan- to two representatives, and so on above ized counties of Genesee and Shiawas- that number, giving one additional see, to one representative; the county member for each additional ratio. of Michilimackinac to one representative; the county of Chippewa to one representative; and the unorganized counties of Ottawa, Kent, Ionia and Clinton, to one representative.
And for the election of Senators, the State shall be divided into five districts, and the apportionment shall be as follows: The county of Wayne shall comprise the first district, and elect three senators; the counties of Monroe and Lenawee shall compose the second district, and elect three senators; the
Joseph, Cass, Berrien, Kalamazoo and
Sec. 23. The cases pending and un-
Sec. 25. The territory described in
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authority after the expiration of the
Sec. 27. The Legislature shall, at its
Sec. 28. The term of office of all
Sec. 29. The State, exclusive of the [See Schedule, Sec. 20.]
Sec. 30. At the next general election, At the election when this Constitu-
First. Sec. 8. The Legislature shall
year thereafter, but at no other time,
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CONSTITUTION OF 1850.
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the words, “Equal suffrage to colored and the time of final adjournment
If upon the canvass of such ballots cast at such election, a majority thereof shall be found to contain the words, “ Annual Sessions-Yes," then said proposition No. 1 shall become and stand ás section eight, of Article V, of this Constitution, if the same is adopted; but if a majority of such ballots shall contain the words, “ Biennial Sessions-Yes," then the above proposition No. 2 shall become and stand as section eight, of Article V, of this Constitution, if the same is adopted.
At the election, at the same time when the votes of the electors shall be taken for the adoption or rejection of
this Constitution, an additional sec1. tion of Article V, numbered thirty
four, in the words following:
Sec. 34. “The Legislature shall not pass any act authorizing the grant of license for the sale of ardent spirits or | intoxicating liquors, but shall by law prohibit the sale of the same as a beverage;"
Shall be separately submitted to the electors of this State for their adoption or rejection in form following, to wit: · A separate ballot may be given by every person having the right to vote for the revised Constitution, to be deposited in a separate box.
Upon the ballots given for said separate section shall be written or printed, or partly written and partly printed, the words " Prohibition-Yes," * and upon the ballots given against the adoption of the said section, in like manner, the words “Prohibition-No."
If at said election a majority of the votes for and against said section shall contain the words “ Prohibition-Yes;" then there shall be inserted in the article entitled “Legislative Department," the said additional section, to be numbered as section thirty-four in said article.
[See Schedule, Sec. 12.] for judicial purposes, if not otherwise Done in Convention, at the Capitol of CHARLES M. CROSWELL, represented, shall be considered as the State, this fifteenth day of August,
President of the Convention.
forming part of such county, so far as in the year of our Lord one thousand ..: regards elections for the purpose of eight hundred and fifty, and of the representation in the Legislature. Independence of the United States the JOHN BIDDLE, President. seventy-fifth.
D. GOODWIN, President.
2. SECTION 1. The People of the State of sued, in all respects as are now provided the convention, and countersigned by
Michigan enact, That at the general by law for election of county officers; the president, and the Treasurer of the election to be held on the first Monday and in case several counties compose State shall pay such certificates out of of April, in the year of our Lord one one representative district, the returns any moneys in the treasury not other-.. thousand eight hundred and sixty- shall be made and canvassed, the re- wise appropriated. And the conven- .. · seven, the qualified electors of the sev- sults declared, and certificates of elec- vention may furnish its members with
eral counties of this State shall elect as tion issued, the same as in case of an such books, papers and stationery as many persons delegates as each county election for representative.
are now allowed by the constitution to has representatives in the State Legis- Sec. 4. The delegates so chosen shall the members of the Legislature. And lature; and in case several counties assemble at the Capitol, in the city of it shall be the duty of all State officers .compose one representative district, Lansing, on the third Wednesday of to furnish the convention with such saïd district shall be entitled to one May, in the year of our Lord one thou- papers, books and documents in their delegate. The delegates so elected sand eight hundred and sixty-seven, possession as the convention shall orshall be qualified electors of the State, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, and der for the use of its members during and shall constitute a convention for the it shall be the duty the Secretary of the session. The contractor for the revision of the constitution of this State. State to attend at the opening session State printing shall perform the print- • Sec. 2. The Secretary of State, and of the convention, with a list of the ing required to be done by the conventhe sheriffs of the several counties, and names of the delegates elect, and he tion, in such manner and at such times the township clerks of the several shall administer the oath of office to as it shall direct. The proceedings of towns, and the city clerks of the several the members of the convention. They the convention shall be filed in the ofcities of this. State, are hereby required shall be the judges of their own privi- fice of the Secretary of State, and the to give notice of said election, similar leges and elections, and shall, by ballot, revision of the constitution, as agreed : to that now provided by law to be elect one of their number to serve as to by the convention, signed by the given for an election of members to the president, and may appoint such sec- president and the secretary, shall be Legislature.
retaries, reporters, sergeants-at-arms, recorded in his office. The said reSec. 3. The names of the candidates firemen and messengers as their con- vision shall be submitted by the con-. for delegates shall be written or print-venience may require. The delegates vention to the people, for adoption or ed, or partly written and partly printed, shall receive four dollars for each day's rejection, at such time and in such on the ballot with the name of the can- actual attendance, and for each day's manner as said convention may direct. didate for Justice of the Supreme absence on account of sickness, and Sec. 5. All willful and corrupt false Court. The boards of election of the ten cents for each mile actually travel- swearing, in taking any of the oaths several townships, and the inspectors ed in going to and returning from the prescribed by this act, or by the laws of election of the several wards and place of meeting, by the usually travel- of this State, made applicable by this cities of this State, shall open the pollsed route; and the secretaries, report act, shall be deemed perjury, and shall of their several townships, wards and sers, sergeants-at-arms, firemen and be punished as is now prescribed by cities, and the elections shall be con- messengers shall receive such compen-law for willful and corrupt perjury. :. ducted, the votes counted, the returns sation as the convention may direct. Sec. 6. This act shall take immediate made and canvassed, the results de- The amount due each person shall be effect. clared, and certificates of election is-certified by, the principal secretary of Approved March 11, 1867.