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of Nebraska, for adoption or rejection, at an election to be held on the second Tuesday of October, 1875, and there shall be separately submitted at the same time, for adoption or rejection, the independent article relating to "Seat of Government" and the independent article, "allowing electors to express their preference for United States Senator."

SEC. 8. At said election the qualified electors shall vote at the usual places of voting, and the said election shall be conducted and the returns thereof made according to the laws now in force regulating general elections, except as herein otherwise provided.

SEC. 9. The Secretary of State shall, at least twenty days before said election, cause to be delivered to the county clerk of each county, blank poll books, tally lists, and forms of returns, and twice as many of properly pre pareal printed ballots for the said election as there are voters in such county, the expense whereof shall be audited and paid as other public printing ordered by the secretary is by law required to be audited and paid; and the sererali county clerks' shall,' at least five days before said election, cause to be dis its tributed to the judges of election in each election precinct in their respective counties, said blank poll books, tally lists, forms of return, and tickets.

SEC. 10. · At the said election the ballots shall be of the following form;
For the New Constitution.
Against the New Constitution.'
For the article relating to "Seat of Government."
Against article relating to "Seat of Government."

For the article “Allowing electors to express their preference for tnited 1 States Senator."

Against the article' "allowing electors to express their preference 1 Uuited States Senator."

SEC. 11. The returns of the whole vote cast, and of the votes for N adotion or rejection of this Constitution, and for or against the articles 1 spectively submitted, shall be made by the several county clerks to the secretary of state, within fourteen days after the election, and the retum it of said rotes shall, within three days thereafter, be examined and canrasse by the president of this Convention, the Secretary of State, and the governor or any two of them, and proclamation shall be made forthwith, by the copy ernor or the president of this convention, of the result of the canvass,

SEC. 12. If it shall appear that a majority of the votes polled are the "New Constitution" then so much of this new constitution as was not separately submitted to be voted on by articles shall be the supreme Law the State of Nebraska on and after the first day of November A. D. 17 But if it shall appear that a major of the votes polled were “Against to New Constitution" the whole thereof, including the articles separately sus mitted, shall be null and void. If the votes “For the New Constitution" shiai adopt the same and it shall appear that the majority of the rotes po!led an "For the Article relating to Seat of Government," said article shall be a jant of the Constitution of this state. If the votes' "For the New Constitution shall adopt the same and it shall appear that a majority of the votes poile are “For the article Allowing electors to express their preference for ['nite States Senator" said article shall be a part of the Constitution of this state

SEC. 13. The general election of this state shall be held on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday of November in the year 1914 and every two sean thereafter. All state, district, county, precinct and township officers, by t constitution or laws made elective by the people, except school district officers and municipal officers in eities, villages and towns, shall be elected at a gas eral election to be held as aforesaid. "Judges of the supreme, district un county courts, all elective county and precinct officers, and all other elective officers, the time for the election of whom is not herein otherwise provide for, and which are not included in the above exception, shall be elected the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November, 1913, and thereafter at the general election next preceding the time of the termination of their

hi of office. Provided, That no office shall be vacated thereby, bent thereof shall hold over until his successor is duly elected


The terms of office of all State and County officers, of judges of listrict and county courts, and regents of the University, shall

first Thursday after the first Tuesday in January next sucelection, the present state and county officers, members of the | regents of the University, shall continue in office until their 11 be elected and qualified. The supreme, district and County Courts established by this hall be the successors respectively of the supreme Court, the and the probate courts, having jurisdiction under the existing

The supreme, district and probate courts now in existence shall the judges thereof shall exercise the power and retain their (tion until the Courts provided for by the Constitution shall

111 cases, matters and proceedings, pending undetermined in urts, and all records, judgments, orders and decrees remaining reby transferred to and shall be proceeded in and enforced in cessors thereof respectively. If this Constitution be adopted, the existing constitution shall

provisions on the first day of November A. D. 1875. The provisions of this constitution required to be executed prior p or rejection thereof shall take effect and be in force imme

T'he legislature shall pass all laws necessary to carry into effect of this constitution, on the taking effect of this constitution all state officers hereby ffice shall before proceeding, in the further discharge of their

oath or affirmation to support this constitution. l'he regents of the l'niversity shall be elected at the first genider this constitution, and be classified by lot so that two r offices for the term of two years, two for the term of four

for the term of six years. 'he present executive State officers shall continue in office until State officers provided for in this constitution shall be elected

'he returns of the whole vote cast for the judges of the supreme ourts, district attorneys and regents of the University, under u election, shall be made by the several county clerks to the tate within fourteen days after the election; and the returns stes shall within three days thereafter be examined and call

governor, secretary of state and the president of this convenvo of them, and the certificates of election shall forthwith be Secretary of State to the persons found to be elected. 'he auditor shall draw the warrants of the state quarterly for

the salaries of all officers under this Constitution, whose combt otherwise provided for, which shall be paid out of any funds appropriated. l'ntil otherwise provided by law, the judges of district courts iine of holding, courts in their respective districts. The members of the first legislature under this constitution kt in the year 1876. This constitution shall be eurolled and deposited in the Office 's of State, and printed copies thereof shall be prefixed to the ng the laws of the state, and all future editions thereof. nt proposed by the legislature of 1911 and ratified at the election of


PROHIBITION. SECTION 1. On and after May 1, 1917, the manufacture, the sale, the keeping for sale or barter, the sale or barter under any pretext of malt, spirituous, vinous or other intoxicating liquors, are forever prohibited in this state, except for medicinal, scientific, or mechanical, or sacramental par poses.22


[ELECTION.] The legislature may provide that, at the general electia immediately preceding the expiration of the term of a United States Senata from this State, the electors may by ballot express their preference for som person for the office of United States Senator, The votes cast for such can didates shall be canvassed and returned in the same manner as for sta officers.

SEAT OF GOVERNMENT, [RELOCATION.) The seat of government of the State shall not be remote or relocated without the assent of a majority of the electors of the stal voting thereupon, at a general election or elections, under such rules a regulations as to the number of elections and manner of voting and plac to be voted for, as may be prescribed by law. Provided the question of moval may be submitted at such other general elections as may be provide by law.

Done in Convention at the Capital in the city of Lincoln on the tweld day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and serest five, and of the independence of the United States of America the ninet ninth.

In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names.
Attest :



Assistant Secretary.

I, Charles W. Pool, Secretary of State of the State of Nebraska, do here certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the Constitution of State of Nebraska, with all amendments thereto, the original having bee adopted at the general election held on the second Tuesday of October. 187 according to the records of this Department.

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the Gre Seal of the State of Nebraska. Done at Lincoln, this 15th day of April in ti year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Himdred and Fifteen, and of the Ind pendence of the United States the One Hundred and Thirty-ninth and of th State the Forty-ninth. [Seal]


Secretary of State.


SEC. 4. The term of office of members of the legislature shall be two years and they shall each receive pay at the rate of five dollars per day during thell sitting, and ten cents for every mile they shall travel in going to and returning from the place of meeting of the legislature, on the most usual route; Provided

» Article XVII is a new article; it was proposed by the initiative and was ratifed at the election of November 7, 1916.

they shall not receive pay for more than sixty days at any one ore than one hundred days during their term. ier members of the legislature nor employees shall receive any pay

other than their salary and mileage. Each session, except speshall be not less than sixty days. After the expiration of forty ession no bills nor joint resolutions of the nature of bills shall

unless the governor shall by special message call the attention ture to the necessity of passing a law on the subject matter he message, and the introduction of bills shall be restricted thereto.


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PRELIMINARY ACTION. 1. Whereas, The Act of Congress approved March twenty-first, A. D.! eighteen hundred and sixty-four, "To enable the people of tbe Territory of Nevada to furm i constitution and state government, and for the admission of such state into the Union on an equal footing with the original states." requires that the members of the convention for framing said constitution shall, after organization, on behalf of the people of said territory, klopt the constitution of the United States; therefore be it

2. Resolied. That the members of this convention, elected by the authority of the aforesaid enabling act of Congress, as assembled in Carson City, the capital of said Territory of Nevada, and immediately subsequent to its organization, do adopt, on behalf of the people of said territory, the constitution of the United States,

ORDINANCE, 3. In obedience to the requirements of an act of the Congress of the Chiell States, approved March twenty-first, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four. to enable ihe people of Nevada to form a constitution and state government, this convention). elected and convened in obedience to said enabling aet, la ordain as follows, and this ordinance shall be irrevocable, without the cousi: of the United States and the people of the State of Nevada :

First-That there shall be in this state neither slavery nor involuntars servitude, otherwise than in the punishment for crimes, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.

Second-That perfect toleration of religious sentiment shall be securel, und no inhabitant of said state shall ever be molested, in person or propril. on ilccount of his or her mode of religious worship.

Third- That the people inhabiting said territory do agree, and lerarea that they forever disclaim all right and title to the unappropriated public lapis Tying within said territory, and that the same shall be and remain at the sale itxd entire disposition of the United States; and that lands belonging to vitizens of the Unitel States, residing without the said state, shall never be taxe higher than the land belonging to residents thereof; and that no taxes shall be imposed by said state on lands or property therein belonging to, or which mar hereafter be purchased by, the United States.

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PREAMBLE. 4. We, the people of the State of Nevada, grateful to Almighty God fort our freedom, in order to secure its blessings, insure domestic tranquility, and form it more perfect government, do establish this



DECLARATION OF RIGHTS. SECTION 1. All men are, by nature, free and equal, and have certain in- } :lienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life aux liberty: acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and pursuing and obtain ing safety and happiness.

SEC. 2. All political power is inherent in the people. Government is inst:tutcil for the protection, security and benefit of the people; and they have this

* The constitution of Nevada was drafted by a convention which assembled at Carson City on July 4, and adjourned on July 28, 1864. It was ratified by a vote of 10.375 to 1,284, lacking one county. The constitution was submitted as a whole and no proposition was submitted separately, and it became effective on October 31, 1864.


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