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The county of Stark, two members.
The counties of Wayne and Ashland, three members to be elected in common.
The counties of Knox and Holmes, three members to be elected in common.
The counties of Richland and Crawford, three members to be elected in common.
The county of Seneca, one member; and the counties of Hancock and Wyandot, one member; and the last three named counties, one member to be elected in common.
The counties of Ashtabula and Lake, three members to be elected in common.
The counties of Trumbull and Geauga, three members to be elected in common.
The county of Portage, one member; and the county of Summit, one member; and the two last named counties, one member to be elected in common.
The county of Medina, one member; and the county of Lorain, one member; and the two last named counties, one member to be elected in common.
The counties of Huron and Erie, two members to be elected in common.
The county of Cuyahoga, two members.
Provided, however, that for all the purposes of this act, the boundaries of the several counties aforesaid, shall be deemed and taken to be as the same existed on the 18th of February, 1848. SEC.
The said election shall in all respects be conducted, and the returns thereof made, and the result thereof certified, in like manner as is provided by law for the election of representatives and senators in the General Assembly. The officers of said election shall be entitled to the same compensation as is by law provided for like services, and shall, with the voters, be subject to the same penalties imposed by the several laws regulating elections, and to preserve the purity thereof, so far as the same may be applicable. The sheriffs of the several counties shall issue proclamations for the election of members of said convention, in like manner as they are by law required to do for the election of members of the General Assembly.
Sec. 4. That the General Assembly shall appoint by joint resolution, a reporter, who shall engage and organize an efficient corps of assistants, and report the debates and proceedings of said convention, under the direction and control thereof, and the convention shall secure the copyright for the state, and provide for the publication of said proceedings and debates in a durable form. The reporter shall have authority to make arrangements for the daily publication of said proceedings and debates, with the publishers of the Ohio Statesman and Ohio State Journal, and superintend the same: Provided, that said publication shall be given to neither of said papers exclusively; and provided further, that the whole price paid for such publication, shall not exceed the sum of twenty-five cents per thousand ems for composition. The reporter shall upon the organization of the convention, report to the same, the number and names of his assistants, and the compensation allowed to each, respectively, and also the arrangements he has made for the daily publication of the proceedings and debates, as above mentioned, and submit the same to the action of said convention.
SEC. 5. The members of said convention shall be entitled to a compensation of three dollars per day, and mileage, at the rates allowed to members of the General Assembly, and be entitled to the same privileges. Said convention shall have power to appoint and employ such officers and assistants as may be necessary, and fix their compensation. It shall, on its order, receive from the secretary of state, all necessary stationery, and the officers of the state shall at all times furnish to it, on requisition, such information as may be in their power.
Sec. 6. That the sum of forty thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated out of the general revenue of the state to pay the expenses of said convention.
SEC. 7. That the journal of the proceedings of said convention shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state; and that the amendments, revisions or alterations agreed upon by said convention, shall be submitted to the people for their adoption or rejection, by a vote for that purpose, at such time as the convention shall direct; and every person having the qualifications of an elector, under laws now in force, may vote thereon, in the township or ward in which he shall reside, and not elsewhere. The convention shall prescribe the form and manner of voting, and of the publication or notice to be given of said election. At the election mentioned in this section, the judges of said election shall receive the vote in the form to be prescribed by the said convention; and all the provisions of the laws of this state in relation to elections, shall apply to the voting upon said amendments, revisions or alterations, so far as the same can be made applicable thereto; and the votes given upon said alterations, amendments or revisions, shall be given and canvassed, and all proceedings shall be had in respect to the same, as nearly as practicable, in
the manner prescribed by law, relative to votes given for governor. It shall be the duty of the governor to lay before the General Assembly, at its next session after the taking of said vote, the vote for accepting or rejecting said revisions, alterations or amendments, which vote shall be canvassed by the said general assembly, in the same manner as votes for governor are now required to be canvassed : Provided, however, that if said convention shall complete their labors and adjourn sine die at any time before the first day of September, 1850, then the amendments, revisions or alterations agreed upon by said convention, shall be submitted to the people, for their adoption or rejection, by a vote for that purpose, on the second Tuesday of October next ensuing.
SEC. 8. Should any vacancy or vacancies occur by death, resignation or otherwise, in the number of members elected to said convention, the acting governor shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancy or vacancies, and the same shall be filled in the manner prescribed by law for filling vacancies in the office of senator or representative in the General Assembly.
SEC. 9. The secretary of state is hereby required to cause to be transmitted to the several clerks of the courts of common pleas in this state, such a number of copies of this act as shall be sufficient to supply a copy thereof to each board of judges of election in their respective counties.