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Amendments to Maryland Constitutions
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for as senator in each of the several counties and in
said city, respectively, the person having the highest
number of legal votes, and possessing the qualifications
hereinafter mentioned, shall be declared and returned
as duly elected for said county or said city, as the case
may be; and in case two persons possessing the required
qualifications shall be found on the final casting of
the votes given, in any one of said counties or said
city, to have an equal number of votes, there shall be
a new election ordered as hereinafter mentioned; and
immediately after the senate shall have convened in
pursuance of their election under this act, the senators
shall be divided in such manner as the senate shall prescribe,
into three classes; the seats of the senators of
the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of the
second year, of the second class at the expiration of the
fourth year, and of the third class at the expiration of
the sixth year, so that one-third thereof may be elected
on the first Wednesday of October in every second
year; and elections shall be held in the several counties
and city, from which the retiring senators came, to
supply the vacancies as they may occur in consequence
of this classification.
SEC. 4. And be it enacted, That such election for
senators shall be conducted, and the returns thereof be
made, with proper variations in the certificate to suit
the case, in like manner as in cases of elections for
SEC. 5. And be it enacted, that the qualifications
necessary in a senator shall be the same as are required
in a delegate to the General Assembly, with the additional
qualification that he shall be above the age of
twenty-five years, and shall have resided at least three
years, next preceding his election, in the county or
city in and for which he shall be chosen.
SEC. 6. And be it enacted, That in case any person
who shall have been chosen as a senator, shall refuse
to act, remove from the county or city, as the case may
be, for which he shall have been elected, die, resign or
be removed for cause, or in case of a tie between two
or more qualified persons in any one of the counties or
in the city of Baltimore, a warrant of election shall
be issued by the President of the Senate for the time
being, for the election of a senator to supply the vacancy

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