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Article XI-A.

Sec. 11. No person who is a member

Sec. 7. The word "Petition" as used in
this Article means one or more sheets
written or printed, or partly written and
partly printed; "Signature" means the sig-
nature of a registered voter written by
himself in his own handwriting (and not by
his mark), together with the ward or district
and precinct in which he is registered. The
authenticity of such signatures and the fact

of an organization that advocates the over-
throw of the Government of the United
States or of the State of Maryland through
force or violence shall be eligible to hold
any office, be it elective or appointive, or
any other position of profit or trust in the
Government of or in the administration of
the business of this State or of any county,
municipality or other political subdivision
of this State.

that the persons so signing are registered

voters shall be evidenced by the affidavit of

one or more registered voters of the city or

Article XVI.

county in which said voters so signing are

Sec. 1. (b) The provisions of this Article

registered, and one affidavit may apply to or

shall be self-executing; provided that ad-

cover any number of signatures to such

ditional legislation in furtherance thereof

petition. The false signing of any name, or

and not in conflict therewith may be en-

the signing of any fictitious name to said


petition shall be forgery, and the making of
any false affidavit in connection with said

Sec. 4. A petition may consist of several

petition shall be perjury.

papers, but each paper shall contain the
full text of the Act or part of Act peti-

tioned upon; and their shall be attached to

Article XI-F.

each such paper an affidavit of the person

Sec. 10. All laws enacted by the General

procuring the signatures thereon that of the

Assembly and in effect when this Article

said person's own personal knowledge every

was added to the Constitution shall remain

signature thereon is genuine and bona fide,

in effect until amended or repealed under

and that the signers are registered voters

this Constitution. Every public local law

of the State of Maryland, and of the City

enacted, amended, or repealed by a county

of Baltimore, or County, as the case may

under the provisions of this Article pre-

be, as set opposite their names, and no

vails over the previous public local law,

other verification shall be required.

except to the extent it is subject to an
applicable law enacted by the General As-

Sec. 8. The terms of the Members of
the Board of Supervisors of elections of

Baltimore City and of the several counties

shall commence on the first Monday of

Article XV.

June next ensuing their appointment.

Sec. 10. Any officer elected or appointed

in pursuance of the provisions of this Con-

stitution, may qualify, either according to

the existing provisions of Law, in relation

to officers under the present Constitution,

or before the Governor of the State, or

before any Clerk of any Court of Record

in any part of the State; but in case an

officer shall qualify out of the County in

which he resides, an official copy of his

oath shall be filed and recorded in the

Clerk's office of the Circuit Court of the

County in which he may reside, or in the

Clerk's office of the Superior Court of the

City of Baltimore, if he shall reside therein.

All words or phrases, used in creating

public offices and positions under the Con-

stitution and Laws of this State, which de-

note the masculine gender shall be con-

strued to include the feminine gender, un-

less the contrary intention is specifically




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