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offices and the names of the candidates for the offices for whom he desires to vote.
Sec. 14. The judges shall deposit the ticket in the ballot-box; but no elector shall vote outside of the township or ward in which he resides. The names of the elector shall be numbered, and the corresponding numbers shall be placed on the ballots by the judges when deposited.
Sec. 15. All dram shops and drinking houses in this State shall be closed during the day of said election and the succeeding night, and any person selling or giving away intoxicating liquors during said day or night shall be punished by fine not less than two hundred dollars for each and every offense, or imprisoned not less than six months, or both.
Sec. 16. The polls shall be opened at eight o'clock in the forenoon and shall be kept open until sunset. After the polls are closed the ballots shall be counted by the judges at the place of voting as soon as the polls are closed, unless prevented by violence or accident, and the results by them certified on the poll-books and the ballots sealed up. They shall be returned to the county board of election supervisors, who shall proceed to cast up the votes and ascertain and state the number of votes cast for the Constitution and the number cast against the Constitution, and also the number of votes cast for each candidate voted for for any office, and shall forthwith forward to the State Board of Supervisors, duly certified by them, one copy of the statement or abstracts of the votes so made out by them, retain one copy in their possession and file one copy in the office of the county clerk, where they shall also deposit for safe-keeping the ballots, sealed vp, and one copy of the poll-books, retaining possession of the other copies.
Sec. 17. The State Board of Supervisors shall at once proceed, on receiving such returns from the county board, to ascertain therefrom and state the whole number of votes given for the Constitution and the whole number given against it, and if a majority of all votes cast be in favor of the Constitution they shall at once make public that fact by publication in two or more of the leading newspapers published in the city of Little Rock, and this Constitution, from that date, shall be in force; and they shall also make out and file in the office of the Secretary of State an abstract of all the votes cast for the Constitution and all the votes cast against it, and also an abstract of all votes cast for every candidate voted for at the election, and file the same in the office of the Secretary of State, showing the candidates elected. They shall also make out and certify and lay before each house of the General Assembly a list of the members elected to that house, and shall also make out, certify and deliver to the speaker of the House of Representatives an abstract of all votes cast at the election for any and all persons for the office of Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer of State, Auditor of State, Attorney-General and Commissioner of State Lands, and the said speaker shall cast up the votes and announce the names of the persons elected to these offices. The Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer of State, Auditor of State, AttorneyGeneral and Commissioner of State Lands chosen at said election shall qualify and enter upon the discharge of the duties of their respective offices within fifteen days after the announcement of their electiou as aforesaid.
Sec. 18. All officers shown to be elected by the abstract of said election filed by the State Board of Supervisors in the office of the Secretary of State, required by this Constitution to be commissioned, shall be commissioned by the Governor.
Sec. 19. At said election the qualified voters of each county and senatorial district, as defined in article eight of this Constitution, shall elect respectively Representatives and Senators accord ing to the numbers and apportionment contained in said article The board of election supervisors of each county shall furnish certificates of election to the person or persons elected to the House of Representatives as soon as practicable after the result of the election has been ascertained, and such board of election supervisors in each county shall make a correct return of the election for Senator or Senators to the board of election supervisors of the county first named in the senatorial apportionment, and said board shall furnish certificates of election to the person or persons elected as Senator or Senators in said senatorial district as soon as practicable.
Sec. 20. All officers elected under this Constitution, except the Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of State, Treasurer, Attorney General and Commissioner of State Lands, shall enter upon the duties of their several offices when they shall have been declared duly elected by said State board of supervisors and shall have duly qualified. All such officers shall qualify and enter upon the duties of their respective offices within fifteen days after they have been duly notified of their election.
Sec. 21. Upon the qualification of the officers elected at said election the present incumbents of the offices for which the election is held shall vacate the same and turn over to the officers thus elected and qualified all books, papers, records, money and documents belonging or pertaining to said offices by them respectively held.
Sec. 22. The first session of the General Assembly under this Constitution shall commence on the first Tuesday after the second Monday in November, 1874.
Sec. 23. The county courts provided for in this Constitution shall be regarded in law as a continuation of the boards of supervisors now existing by law, and the Circuit Courts shall be regarded in law as continuations of the Criminal Courts wherever the same may have existed in their respective counties, and the Probate Courts shall be regarded as continuations of the Circuit Courts for the business within the jurisdiction of such Probate Courts, and the papers and records pertaining to said courts and jurisdictions shall be transferred accordingly; and no suit or prosecution of any kind shall abate because of any change made in this Constitution.
Sec. 24. All officers now in office whose offices are not abol. ished by this convention shall continue in office and discharge the duties imposed on them by law until their successors are elected and qualified under this Constitution. The office of Commissioner of State Lands shall be continued, provided that the General Assembly at its next session may abolish or continue the same in such manner as may be prescribed by law.
Sec. 25. Any election officer appointed under the provisions of this schedule who shall fraudulently and corruptly permit any person to vote illegally, or refuse the vote of any qualified elector, cast up or make a false return of said election, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and on conviction thereof shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary not less than five years nor more than ten years. And any person who shall vote when not a qualified elector, or vote more than once, or bribe anyone to vote con. trary to his wishes, or intimidate or prevent any elector by threats, menace or promises from voting, shall be guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary not less than one nor more than five years.
Sec. 26. All officers elected at the election provided for in this schedule shall hold their offices for the respective periods provided for in the foregoing Constitution, and until their successors are elected and qualified. The first general election after the ratification of this Constitution shall be held on the first Monday of September, A. D. 1876. Nothing in this Constitution and the schedule thereto shall be so construed as to prevent the election of Congressmen at the time as now prescribed by law.
Sec. 27. The sum of five thousand dollars is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated to defray the expenses of the election provided for in this schedule, and the Auditor of State shall draw his warrant on the Treasurer for such expenses not exceeding said amount on the certificate of the State Board of Supervisors of Election.
Sec. 28. For the period of two years from the adoption of this Constitution, and until otherwise provided by law, the respective officers herein enumerated shall receive for their services the following salaries per annum:
For Governor the sum of $3,500.00; for Secretary of State the sum of $2,000.00; for Treasurer the sum of $2,500.00; for Auditor the sum of $2,500.00; for Attorney-General the sum of $2,000.00; for Commissioner of State Lands the sum of $2,000.00; for judges of the Supreme Court, each, the sum of $3,500.00; for judges of Circuit and Chancery Courts, each, the sum of $2,500.00; for prosecuting attorneys, each, the sum of $400.00; for members of the General Assembly the sum of $6.00 per day and twenty cents per mile for each mile traveled in going to and returning from the seat of government over the most direct and practicable route.
Done in convention at Little Rock the seventh day of September,
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seyenty-four, and of the Independence of the United States the
ninety-ninth. In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names.
GRANDISON D. ROYSTON,
President of the Convention,
And Delegate from the County of Hempstead. THOMAS W. NEWTON,
A. M. RODGERS, delegate from Benton county.