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eenth day of September, in the year eight-

een hundred and sixty-seven, at the usual

places of holding elections for members of

the House of Delegates in said City and

Counties. At the said election the vote

shall be by ballot, and upon each ballot,

there shall be written or printed the words

"For the Constitution," or "Against the

Constitution," as the voter may elect; and

the provisions of the Laws of this State,

relating to the holding of general elections

for members of the House of Delegates,

shall, in all respects, apply to, and regulate

the holding of the said election. It shall be

the duty of the Judges of Election, in said

City, and in the several Counties of the

State, to receive, accurately count, and

duly return the number of ballots, so cast

for, or against the adoption of this Con-

stitution, as well as any blank ballots which

may be cast, to the several Clerks of the

Circuit Courts of this State, and to the

Clerk of the Superior Court of Baltimore

City, in the manner now prescribed by

Law, in reference to the election of mem-

bers of the House of Delegates, and du-

plicates thereof directly to the Governor;

and the several Clerks, aforesaid shall

return to the Governor, within ten days

after said election, the number of ballots

cast for or against the Constitution, and

the number of blank ballots; and the

Governor, upon receiving the returns from

the Judges of Election or the Clerks as

aforesaid and ascertaining the aggregate

vote throughout the State, shall, by this

Proclamation, make known the same; and if

a majority of the votes cast shall be for

the adoption of this Constitution, it shall

go into effect on Saturday, the Fifth day of

October, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.

Section 10.02. Effect of Constitution on

Declaration of Rights, Art. 5. That the

Existing Law.

Inhabitants of Maryland are entitled to the

All legislation, including local legislation,

Common Law of England, and the trial by

and all other law, including common law, in

Jury, according to the course of that Law,

force on June 30, 1968, insofar as it is not in

and to the benefit of such of the English

conflict with this Constitution, shall continue

Statutes as existed on the Fourth day of

in force until it expires by its own limitation

July, seventeen hundred and seventy-six;

or is lawfully changed. A law in effect on

and which, by experience, have been found

June SO, 1968, shall not be deemed in con-

applicable to their local and other circum-

flict with this Constitution solely because it

stances, and have been introduced, used and

was enacted pursuant to authority granted

practiced by the Courts of Law or Equity;

by a provision of the Constitution of 1867 as

and also of all Acts of Assembly in force on

amended. All existing writs, actions, suits,

the first day of June, eighteen hundred and

proceedings, civil or criminal liabilities, pros-

sixty-seven; except such as may have since

ecutions, judgments, sentences, orders, de-

expired, or may be inconsistent with the

crees, appeals, causes of action, contracts,

provisions of this Constitution; subject,

claims, demands, property titles, and rights

nevertheless, to the revision of, and amend-



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