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Amendments to Maryland Constitutions
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CHAPTER 784
(House Bill 13)
AN ACT to propose an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland,
to amend Section 1 of Article I, title "Elective Franchise," to
amend the Constitution of Maryland to change the period of
residence required of residents of the State to vote, TO PROVIDE
THAT FOR PURPOSES OF VOTING FOR PRESIDENT AND
VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OR FOR
ELECTORS FOR THOSE OFFICES, THE GENERAL ASSEM-
BLY MAY PRESCRIBE BY LAW A LESSER RESIDENCE
REQUIREMENT FOR CITIZENS WHO HAVE RESIDED IN
THIS STATE FOR LESS THAN SIX MONTHS and to provide
for the submission of this amendment to the legally qualified
voters of the State for their adoption or rejection.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
(three-fifths of all the members elected to each of the two houses
concurring), That the following be and the same is hereby proposed
as an amendment to Section 1 of Article I, title "Elective Franchise,"
of the Constitution of Maryland, the same, if adopted by the legally
qualified voters of the State, as herein provided, to become a part of
the Constitution of Maryland:
ARTICLE I
Sec. 1. All elections shall be by ballot; and every citizen of the
United States, of the age of twenty-one years, or upwards, who has
been a resident of the State for [one year] six months, and of the
Legislative District of Baltimore city, or of the county, in which he
may offer to vote, [for six months] as of the time for the closing
of registration next preceding the election, shall be entitled to vote,
in the ward or election district, in which he resides, at all elections


 
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