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probate and justices of the peace shall be elected biennially, on the first Tuesday of September, in the manner prescribed by the Constitution of the State.
Sec. 3. The term of office of the Governor, Lieutenant-Governor and Treasurer of the State, respectively, shall commence when they shall be chosen and qualified, and shall continue for the term of two years, or until their successors shall be chosen and qualified, or to the adjournment of the session of the Legislature at which, by the Constitution and laws, their successors are required to be chosen, and not after such adjournment.
Sec. 4. The term of office of Senators and town Representatives shall be two years, commencing on the first Wednesday of October following their election.
Sec. 5. The term of office of the assistant judges of the County Court, sheriffs, high bailiffs, State's attorneys, judges of probate and justices of the peace, shall be two years, and shall commence on the first day of December next after their election.
ARTICLE XXV. Section 1. At the session of the General Assembly of this State, A. D. 1880, and at the session thereof every tenth year thereafter, the Senate may, by a vote of two-thirds of its members, make proposals of amendment to the Constitution of the State, which proposals of amendment, if concurred in by a majority of the members of the House of Representatives, shall be entered on the journals of the two houses, and referred to the General Assembly then next to be chosen, and be published in the principal newspapers of the State; and if a majority of the members of the Senate and of the House of Representatives of the next following General Assembly shall respectively concur in the same proposals of amendment, or any of them, it shall be the duty of the General Assembly to submit the proposals of amendment so concurred in to a direct vote of the freemen of the State; and such of said proposals of amendment as shall receive a majority of the votes of the freemen voting thereon shall become a part of the Constitution of this State.
Sec. 2. The General Assembly shall direct the manner of voting by the people upon the proposed amendments, and enact all such laws as shall be necessary to procure a free and fair vote upon each amendment proposed, and to carry into effect all the provisions of the preceding section.
Sec. 3. The House of Representatives shall have all the power now possessed by the Council of Censors to order impeachments, which shall in all cases be by a vote of two-thirds of its members.
Sec. 4. The forty-third section of the second part of the Constitution of this state is hereby abrogated.
ARTICLE XXVI. The judges of the Supreme Court shall be elected biennially, and their term of office shall be two years.
ARTICLE XXVII. Section 1. The Representatives having met on the day appointed by law for the commencement of a biennial session of the General Assembly, and chosen their Speaker, and the Senators having met, shall, before they proceed to business, take and subscribe the following oath in addition to the oath now prescribed:
do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you did not at the time of your election to this body, and that you do not now hold, any office of profit or trust under the authority of Congress. So help me God.” Or, in the case of affirmation, “Under the pains and penalties of perjury.”
Sec. 2. The words “office of profit or trust under the author ity of Congress” shall be construed to mean any office created directly or indirectly by Congress, and for which emolument is provided from the Treasury of the United States.
ARTICLE XXVIII. Section 1. The Secretary of State and Auditor of Accounts shall be elected by the freemen of the State upon the same ticket with the Governor, Lieutenant-Governor and Treasurer.
Sec. 2. The Legislature shall carry this article into effect by appropriate legislation.
CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA.
Section 17. Free government dependent up
on justice, moderation and
temperance. 18. Freedom of religious thought. 19. Slavery and involuntary servi
tude illegal, except as lawful
imprisonment. 20. Civil and political rights. 21. The rights enumerated in this
bill do not limit other acts of the people.
Division of Power's. 1. The powers of the State are to
be divided under the legislative, executive and judiciary departments.
ARTICLE III. Electrive Franchise and Qualifications
ARTICLES. Article 1. Bill of rights. 2. Division of powers. 3. Elective franchise and qualifi
cations for office, 4. Executive department. 5. Legislative department. 6. Judiciary department. 7. County organizations. 8. Education. 9. Militia. 10. Taxation and finance. 11. Miscellaneous provisions. 12. Future changes in the Constitution.
Bill of Rights. Section 1. Equality and rights of India
viduals. 2. The State a unit of the federal
government. 3. Supreme law of the land. 4. All power vested in the people. 5. Protection and security of the
nation. 6. That no man or set of men are
entitled to exclusive or sepa
rate emoluments. i. Legislative, executive and judi
cial powers. 8. Right of suffrage. 3. The people have the right of
has the right to know the
search. 12. Trial by jury is preferable to
any other. 14. Freedom of the press. 15. Militia for defense of the State. 16. Uniform government.
-Idiots and lunatics.
Erecutive Department. 1. Chief officer is the Governor. 2. Election of the Governor. 3. To be eligible for office of Gov