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municipal election. Ownership of an interest

in property shall not be required as a condi-

tion for holding any elective or appointive

office of this State or of any unit of local


Section 2.06. Disqualifications.

Sec. 2. No person above the age of

The General Assembly may prescribe by

twenty-one years, convicted of larceny, or

law disqualifications from voting in any elec-

other infamous crime, unless pardoned by

tion by reason of mental incompetence or

the Governor, shall ever thereafter be en-

conviction of serious crime, and shall provide

titled to vote at any election in this State;

by law for the removal of these disqualifica-

and no person under guardianship, as a


lunatic, or, as a person non compos mentis,

shall be entitled to vote.

Conduct of Elections

Section 2.07. Conduct of Elections.

Sec. 1A. The General Assembly of Mary-

The General Assembly by law shall define

land shall have power to provide by suitable

residence, establish a uniform system of per-

enactment for voting by qualified voters of

manent registration of voters, provide for

the State of Maryland who are absent at the

the nomination of candidates, regulate the

time of any election from the ward or elec-

time, place, and manner of elections, provide

tion district in which they are entitled to

for the uniform administration of elections,

vote and for voting by other qualified voters

provide for absentee voting, insure secrecy of

who are unable to vote personally by reason

voting, and protect the integrity of the elec-

of physical disability which shall confine

tion process. A municipal corporation may

said voters to a hospital or cause them to

prescribe by law election dates and proce-

be confined to bed, and for the manner

dures for the administration and regulation

in which and the time and place at which

of its municipal elections, subject to any
procedures and standards that the General
Assembly may prescribe by law. The General

such absent voters may vote, and for the
canvass and return of their votes.

Assembly shall provide by law for the super-

Sec. 3. If any person shall give, or offer

vision and uniform administration of laws

to give, directly or indirectly, any bribe,

enacted by the General Assembly pursuant to

present, or reward, or any promise, or any

this section.

security, for the payment, or the delivery

of money, or any other thing, to induce any

voter to refrain from casting his vote, or

to prevent him in any way from voting, or

to procure a vote for any candidate, or

person proposed, or voted for, as the

Elector of President and Vice-President of

the United States, or Representative in

Congress, or for any office of profit or

trust, created by the Constitution or Laws

of this State, or by the Ordinances, or

Authority of the Mayor and City Council

of Baltimore, the person giving, or offering

to give, and the person receiving the same,

and any person who gives or causes to be

given, an illegal vote, knowing it to be such,

at any election to be hereafter held in this

State, shall, on conviction in a court of Law,

in addition to the penalties now or hereafter

to be imposed by law, be forever disqualified

to hold any office of profit or trust, or to

vote at any election thereafter. But the

General Assembly may in its discretion



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