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any, district shall be transferred to the respective District Courts of such counties, and be proceeded in, as though no change had been made in said Supreme Court.
Sec. 13. The said Courts of Common Pleas shall be the subcessors of the present Courts of Common Pleas in the several counties, except as to probate jurisdiction, and all suits, prosecutions, proceedings, records and judgments, pending or being in said last-mentioned courts, except as aforesaid, shall be transferred to the Courts of Common Pleas created by this Constitution, and proceeded in, as though the same had been therein instituted.
Sec. 14. The Probate Courts provided for in this Constitution, as to all matters within the jurisdiction conferred upon said courts, shall be the successors, in the several counties, of the present Courts of Common Pleas; and the records, files and papers, business and proceedings appertaining to said jurisdiotion shall be transferred to said Courts of Probate, and be there proceeded in according to law.
Sec. 15. Until otherwise provided by law, elections for judges and clerks shall be held, and the poll-books returned as is provided for Governor, and the abstract therefrom, certified to the Secretary of State, shall be by him opened in the presence of the Governor, who shall declare the result, and issue commissions to the persons elected.
Sec. 16. Where two or more counties are joined in a senatorial, representative or judicial district, the returns of election shall be sent to the county having the largest population.
Sec. 17. The foregoing Constitution shall be submitted to the electors of the State, at an election to be held on the third Tuesday of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, in the several election districts in this State. The ballots at such election shall be written or printed as follows: Those in favor of the Constitution, “New Constitution, Yes;" those against the Constitution, “New Constitution, No." The polls at said cleotion shall be opened between the hours of eight and ten o'clock A. M. and close at six o'clock P. M., and the said election shall be conducted, and the returns thereof made and certified to the Secretary of State, as provided by law for annual elections for State and county officers. Within twenty days after such eleotion the Secretary of State shall open the returns thereof in the
presence of the Governor and, if it shall appear that a majority of all the votes cast at such election are in favor of the Constitution, the Governor shall issue his proclamation, stating that fact, and said Constitution shall be the Constitution of the State of Ohio, and not otherwise.
The result of this election, excluding the returns of the two counties, Defiance and Auglaize, which were not received in the twenty days specified, was as follows: “New Constitution, Yes”.
125,564 "New Constitution, No",
Majority for new Constitution...
Sec. 18. At the time when the votes of the eleotors shall be taken for the adoption or rejection of this Constitution, the additional section in the words following, to wit: “No license to traffic in intoxicating liquors shall hereafter be granted in this State; but the General Assembly may, by law, provide against evils resulting therefrom," shall be separtely submitted to the electors for adoption or rejection, in form following, to wit: A separate ballot may be given by every elector and deposited in a separate box. Upon the ballots given for said separate amendment shall be written or printed, or partly written and partly printed, the words: “License to sell intoxicating liquors, Yes;" and upon the ballots given against said amendment, in like manner, the words: "License to sell intoxicating liquors, Yo.” If, at the said election, a majority of all votes given for and against said amendment shall contain the words: “License to sell intoxicating liquors, No," then the said amendment shall be a separate section of article fifteen for the Constitution. This election resulted:
“License to sell intoxicating liquors, No"..... 113,237
Majority against license
Sec. 19. The apportionment for the House of Representatives during the first decennial period under this Constitution shall be as follows:
The counties of Adams, Allen, Athens, Auglaize, Carroll, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Crawford, Darke, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Gallia, Geauga, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Hocking, Holmes, Lake, Lawrence, Logan, Madison, Marion, Meigs, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Preble, Sandusky, Scioto, Shelby and Union shall, severally, be entitled to one Representative in each session of the decennial period.
The counties of Franklin, Licking, Montgomery and Stark shall each be entitled to two Representatives in each session of the decennial period.
The counties of Ashland, Coshooton, Highland, Huron, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Miami, Portage, Seneca, Summit and Warren shall, severally, be entitled to one Representative in each session and one additional Representative in the fifth session of the decennial period.
The counties of Ashtabula, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Fairfield, Guernsey, Jefferson, Knox, Monroe, Morgan, Richland, Trumbull, Tuscarawas and Washington shall, severally, be entitled to one Representative in each session, and two additional Representatives, one in the third and one in the fourth session of the decennial period.
The counties of Belmont, Columbiana, Ross and Wayne shall, severally, be entitled to one Representative in each session, and three additional Representatives, one in the first, one in the second, and one in the third session of the decennial period.
The county of Muskingum shall be entitled to two Representatives in each session, and one additional Representative in the fifth session of the decennial period.
The county of Cuyahoga shall be entitled to two Representatives in each session, and two additional Representatives, one in the third and one in the fourth session of the decennial period.
The county of Hamilton shall be entitled to seven Representatives, in each session, and four additional Representatives, one in the first, one in the second, one in the third, and one in the fourth session of the decennial period.
The following counties, until they shall have acquired a suffi. cient population to entitle them to elect separately, under the fourth section of the eleventh article, shall form districts in manner following, to wit: The counties of Jackson and Vinton, one district; the counties of Lucas and Fulton, one district; the counties of Wyandot and Hardin, one district; the counties of Mercer and Van Wert, one district; the counties of Paulding, Defiance and Williams, one district; the counties of Putnam and Henry, one district; and the counties of Wood and Ottawa, one district; each of which districts shall be entitled to one Repre sentative in every session of the decennial period.
Done in convention at Cincinnati, the tenth day of March, in
the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, and of the independence of the United States the seventy-fifth.
President Attest: WM. H. GILL, Secretary.