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accomplish any and all of the purposes

and objects contemplated by the provisions

of this Article, provided such additional

power or authority is not inconsistent with

the terms and provisions of this Article or

with any other provision or provisions of

the Constitution of Maryland. The General

Assembly may place such other and further

restrictions or limitations on the exercise

of any of the powers which it may grant

to the Mayor and City Council of Balti-

more under the provisions of this Article

as it may deem proper and expedient.

Sec. 3. Provided, however, that no public

local law enacted under the provisions and

authority of this Article shall be enacted

or construed to authorize the Mayor and

City Council of Baltimore to exercise or

apply any of the powers or authority in this

Article enumerated within the territorial

limits of Howard County.

Section 1.17. Continuity of Government

Declaration of Rights, Art. 44. That the

During Emergencies.

provisions of the Constitution of the United

The provisions of this Constitution shall

States, and of this State, apply, as well in

not be suspended, except that the General

time of war, as in time of peace; and any

Assembly by law shall provide for the tem-

departure therefrom, or violation thereof,

porary suspension of specific provisions during

under the plea of necessity, or any other

an emergency caused by disaster or enemy at-

plea, is subversive of good Government, and

tack. Any suspension shall be for the period

tends to anarchy and despotism.

of the emergency only, and only provisions of

this Constitution concerning state and local

public offices and governmental operations

may be suspended.

Section 1.18. Reserved Rights.

Declaration of Rights, Art. 45. This enu-

The enumeration of rights in this Consti-

meration of Rights shall not be construed

tution shall not be construed to impair, dis-

to impair or deny others retained by the

parage, or deny others retained by the





Qualifications for Voting

Section 2.01. Voters in National, State, and

Declaration of Rights, Art. 7. That the

County Elections.

right of the People to participate in the

Every citizen of the United States who has

Legislature is the best security of liberty

attained the age of nineteen years, and who

and the foundation of all free Government j

has been a resident of this State for six

for this purpose, elections ought to be free

months and of the county in which he offers

and frequent; and every white male1

to vote for three months next preceding an

citizen, having the qualifications prescribed

election, shall be eligible to vote, and if reg-

by the Constitution, ought to have the right

istered shall be qualified to vote in that

of suffrage.

county in national, state, and county elec-
tions. If any county is divided into different


electoral districts or into portions of different

Section 1. All elections shall be by



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