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ticles respectfully submitted shall be made by the several county clerks to the secretary of state, within fourteen days after the election, and the returns of the said vote, shall, within three days thereafter, be examined and canvassed by the president of this convention, the secretary of state, and the governor, or any two of them, and proclamation shall be made forwith by the governor, or the president of this convention, of the result of the canvass.

SEC. 12. If it shall appear that a majority ontoteur

of the votes polled are “for the new constitution,” then so much of this new constitution as Was not separately submitted to be voted on by article shall be the supreme law of the state of Nebraska, on and after the first day of November, A. D. 1875. But if it shall appear that a majority of the votes polled were “against the new Constitution,” the whole thereof, including the articles separately submitted, shall be null and Void. If the votes “for the new constitution" shall adopt the same, and it shall appear that a majority of the votes polled are for the article relating to the “seat of government,” said article shall be a part of the constitution of this state. If the votes “for the new constitution” shall adopt the same and it shall apPear that the majority of the votes polled are For the article “allowing electors to express their preference for United States senator,” said article shall be a part of the constitution of this state.

SEC. 13. The general election of this state general des.

shall be held on the Tuesday succeeding theio."

first Monday of November of each year, except the first general election, which shall be on the second Tuesday in October, 1875. All state, district, county, precinct, and township officers, by the constitution or laws made elective by the people, except school district officers, and municipal officers in cities, villages, and towns,

shall be elected at a general election to be held

as aforesaid. Judges of the supreme, district, and county courts, all elective county and precinct officers, and all other elective officers, the time for the election of whom is not herein otherwise provided for, and which are not included in the above exception, shall be elected at the first general election, and thereafter at the general election next preceding the time of the termination of their respective terms of office; Provided, That the office of no county commissioner shall be vacated hereby.

Terms of office, SEC. 14. The terms of office of all state and

Buccessors of supreme gourt, etc.

county officers, or judges of the supreme, dis-
trict and county courts, and regents of the uni-
versity shall begin on the first Thursday after
the first Tuesday in January next succeeding
their election. The present state and county
officers, members of the legislature, and regents
of the university, shall continue in office until
their successors shall be elected and qualified.
(7 Neb., 44, 49.)
SEc. 15. The supreme, district, and county
courts established by this constitution shall be
the successors respectively of the supreme court,
the district courts, and the probate courts, hav-
ing jurisdiction under the existing constitution.
(9 Neb., 265, 15 Neb., 11.)

SEC. 16. The supreme, district, and probate courts now in existence shall continue, and the judges thereof shall exercise the power and retain their present jurisdiction until the courts provided for by this constitution shall be organized.

SEC. 17. All cases, matters, and proceedings, * pending and undetermined in the several courts, and all records, judgments, orders, and decrees remaining therein, are hereby transferred to and shall be proceeded and enforced in and by the successors thereof respectively.

SEC. 18. If this constitution be adopted, the ..."

stitution to

existing constitution shall cease in all its pro-"“”

visions on the first day of November, A.D. 1875, (7 Neb. 273.) SEC. 19. The provisions of this constitution Foo required to be executed prior to the adoption diate effect. or rejection thereof, shall take effect and be in force immediately. SEc. 20. The legislature shall pass all laws ories. necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this constitution. SEc. 21. On the taking effect of this consti-ś. ...tution, all state officers hereby continued in office shall, before proceeding in the further discharge of their duties, take an oath or affirmation to support this constitution. Sec. 22. The regents of the university shall*:::::::::" be elected at the first general election under" this constitution, and be classified by lot so that two shall hold their offices for the term of two years, two for the term of four years, and two for the term of six years.

Fxecutivo officers to be continued in office.

Returns of votes cast at first election.

Salaries to be paid by warrant of auditor,

Members of first legislature.

Enrollment of constitution.

SEC. 23. The present executive state officers

shall continue in office until the executive state |

officers provided for in this constitution shall
be elected and qualified. (4 Neb., 219; 9 Neb.,
467.)
SEC. 24. The returns of the whole vote cast
for the judges of the supreme and district
courts, district attorneys, and regents of the

university, under the first general election, shall || ||

be made by the several county clerks to the
secretary of state within fourteen days after
the election; and the returns of the said votes
shall within three days thereafter be examined
and canvassed by the governor, secretary of
state and the president of this convention. Or
any two of them, and certificates of election
shall forthwith be issued by the secretary of
state to the persons found to be elected.
SEC. 25. The auditor shall draw the war.
rants of the state quarterly for the payment of
the salaries of all officers under this constitu-
tion, whose compensation is not otherwise pro-
vided for, which shall be paid out of any funds
not otherwise appropriated. (4 Neb., 216; 6
Neb., 16.) -
SEC. 26. Until otherwise provided by law,
the judges of the district courts shall fix the
time of holding courts in their respective dis-
tricts. (8 Neb., 483; 9 Neb., 162.)
SEC. 27. The members of the first legisla-
ture under this constitution shall be elected in
the year 1876.
SEC. 28. This constitution shall be enrolled
and deposited in the office of the secretary of

state, and printed copies thereof shall be prefixed to the books containing the laws of the state, and all future editions thereof.

PROPOSITIONS SEPARATELY SUBMITTED.”

ALLOWING ELECTORS TO EXPRESS THEIR PREFERENCE FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR. The legislature may provide that at the general * election immediately preceding the expiration of a term of a United States senator from this state, the electors may, by ballot, express their preference for some person for the office of United States senator. The votes cast for such Candidates shall be canvassed and returned in the same manner as for state officers. |

SEAT OF GOVERNMENT.

The seat of government of the state shall not Adopted, be removed or re-located without the assent of a majority of the electors of the state, voting thereupon at a general election or elections, under such rules and regulations as to the numher of elections and manner of voting, and places to be voted for, as may be prescribed by law; Provided, The question of removal may be submitted at such other general elections as may be provided by law. Done in convention at the capitol, in the city of Lincoln, on the twelfth day of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and seventy five, and of the independence of the United States of America, the ninetyninth.

*Both propositions were adopted.

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