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Qualification of Voters.
Sec. Art. First - He shall be a citizen of the United States, or not being a citizen of the United States, he shall have declared his intention, according to law, to become such citizen, not less than four months before he offers to vote. Second - He shall have resided in
the State six months immediately preceding the election at which he offers to vote, and in the county, city, town, ward or precinct, such time as may be prescribed by law: Provided, That no person shall be denied the right to vote at any school district election, nor to hold any school district office, on account
of sex. 2. VII. The General Assembly shall, at the
first session thereof, and may at subsequent sessions, enact laws to extend the right of suffrage to women of rightful age, and otherwise qualified accordIng to the provisions of this article No such enactment shall be of effect until submitted to the vote of the qualified electors at a general election, nor unless the same be approved by a ma
jority of those voting thereon. 3. VII. The General Assembly may prescribe, by law, an educational qualification for electors, but no such law shall take effect prior to the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety, and no qualified elector shall be thereby disqualified.
to the existing laws of this State,
shall be electors. 2. VI. Every white (altered by amend
ments) male citizen of the United States, who shall have gained a settlement in this State, attained the age of twenty-one years, and resided in the town in which he may offer himself to be admitted to the privilege of an elector, at least six months preceding; and have a freehold estate of the yearly value of seven dollars in this State; or, having been enrolled in the milltia, shall have performed military duty therein for the term of one year next preceding the time he shall offer himself for admission (altered by amendments), or being liable thereto, shall have been, by authority of law, excused therefrom; or shall have paid a State tax within the year next preceding the time he shall present himself for such admission; and shall sustain a good moral character, shall, on his taking such oath as may be prescribed by
law, be an elector. Every person shall be able to read any article of the Constitution,
any section of the statutes of this State, before being admitted an elector.
Qualification of Voters.
of the present Constitution of this State, have been required of me previous to this year, and which I have had an opportunity to pay, and I have not voted at this election."
months, shall in such county be deemed a qualified elector at all elections under this con
stitution. 2. VI. Every elector shall, at the time of
his registration, take and sub-
GEORGIA. 2. II. Every male citizen of the United
States (except as hereinafter provided), twenty-one years of age, who shall have resided in this State one year next preceding the election, and shall have resided six months in the county in which he offers to vote, and st.all have paid all taxes which may hereafter be required 0 him, and which he may have had an opportunity of paying, agreeable to law, except for the year of the election, shall be deemed an elector: Provided, That no soldier, sailor or marine in the military or naval service of the United States shall acquire the rights of an elector by reason of being stationed on duty in this State; and no person shall vote who, if challenged, shall refuse to take the following oath, or affirmation: "I do swear (or affirm) that I am twenty-one years of age, have resided in this State one year and in this county six months, next preceding this election. I have paid all taxes which, since the adoption
IDAHO. 20. I. No property qualification shall ever be required for any person to vote or hold office except in school elections or elections cre
ating indebtedness. 2. VI. Except as in this article otherwise
provided, every male citizen of the United States, twenty-one years old, who has actually re sided in this State or Territory for six months, and in the county where he offers to vote thirty days next preceding the day of election, if registered as provided by law, is a qualified elector; and until otherwise provided by the Legislature, women who have the qualifications prescribed in this article may continue to hold such school offices and vote at such school elections as provided
by the laws of Idaho Territory. 4. VI. The Legislature may prescribe
qualifications, limitations and conditions for the right of suffrage additional to those prescribed in this article, but shall never annul any of the provislons in this article contained.
Qualification of Voters.
and in the township sixty days, 6. VII.
and in the ward or precinct No person shall be elected or ap- thirty days Immediately precedpointed to any office in this State, Ing such election, and shall have civil or military, who is not a declared his intention to becitizen of the United States, and
come a citizen of the United who shall not have resided in States, conformably to the laws this State one year next pre- of the United States on the subceding the election or appoint- Ject of naturalization, shall be ment.
entitled to vote in the township INDIANA.
or precinct where he may re2.
side, if he shall have been duly
Every (white) male citizen of the who shall have resided in the United States, of the age of State during the six months im
twenty-one years, who shall mediately preceding such elec
have been a resident of this tion; and every white male of
State six months next preceding foreign birth, of the age of twen
the election, and of the county
vote ty-one years and upward, who
in which he claims his shall have resided in this State
sixty days, shall be entitled to during the six months immediate
vote at all elections which are ly preceding such election, and
now or hereafter may be aushall have declared his intention
thorized by law. to become a citizen of the United
(Amended by striking out the States, conformably to the laws word "white" at the general of the United States on the sub
election in 1868.) ject of naturalizatlon, shall be
KANSAS. entitled to vote in the township
1. v. or precinct where he may reside.
Every white male person of twen2. II.
ty-one years and upwards beIn all elections not otherwise pro- longing to either of the followvided for by this Constitu
ing classes-who shall have retion, every male citizen of the sided in Kansas six months next United States, of the age of preceding any electio:, and in twenty-one years and upwards, the township or ward in which who shall have resided in the he offers to vote at least thir:y State during the six months, days next preceding such elerand in the township sixty days, tion shall be deemed a qualified and in the ward or precinct elector:
Qualification of Voters.
who shall have declared their intention to become citizens conformably to the laws of the United States on the subject ol naturalization.
elector, and shall be entitled to vote at any election by the people, except as hereinbefore
provided: 1. He shall be an actual resident
of the State at least one year next preceding the election at
which he offers to vote. 2. He shall be an actual resident
of the parish in which he offers to vote at least six months next
preceding the election. 3. He shall be an actual resident
of the ward or precinct in which he offers to vote at least thirty days next preceding the election.
KENTUCKY. 145. Every male citizen of the United
States of the age of twenty-one years, who has resided in the State one year, and in the county six months, and in the precinct in which he offers to vote sixty days, next preceding the election, shall be a voter in said precinct, and not otherwise; but the following persons are excepted and shall not have the
right to vote: First-Persons convicted in any
court of competent jurisdiction of treason, or felony, or bribery In an election, or of such high misdemeanor as the General Assembly may declare shall operate as an exclusion from the right of suffrage; but persons hereby excluded may be restored to their civil rights by
executive pardon. Second-persons who, at the time
of the election, are in confinement under the judgment of a
court for some penal offense. Third-Idiots and insane persons.
MAINE. 1. II. Every male citizen of the United
States of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, excepting paupers, persons under guardianship, and Indians not taxed, having his residence established in this State for the terın of three months next preceding any election, shall be an elector for Governor, Senators and Representatives, in the town or plantation where his residence is so established; and the elections shall be by written ballot. But persons in the military, naval or marine service of the United States, or this State, shall not
considered as having obtained such established residence by being stationed in any garrison,
barrack or military place, in any town or plantation; nor shall the residence of a student at any seminary of learning entitle him to the right of suffrage in the town or plantation where such seminary is stablished. No person, however, shall be deemed to have lost his residence by reason of his absence from the State in the military service of the United States, or of this State.
LOUISIANA. 185. Every male citizen of the United
States, and every male person of foreign birth who has been naturalized, or who may have legally declared his intention to become a citizen of the United States before he offers to vote, who is twenty-one years old or upwards, possessing the following qualifications, shall be an
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Sec. Art. 4. II. The election of Governor, Senators and Representatives shall be on the second Monday in September annually forever. But citizens of the State absent therefrom in the military service of the United States or of this State, and not in the regular army of the United States, being otherwise qualified electors, shall be allowed to vote on Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four, for Governor and Senators, and their votes shall be counted and allowed in the same manner, and with the same effect, as if given on the second Monday of September in that year. And they shall be allowed to vote for Governor, Senators and Representatives on the second Monday of September annually thereafter forever, in the manner herein provided. On the day of election a poll shall be opened at Every place without this State where a regiment, battalion, battery, company or detachment of no less than twenty soldiers from the State of Maine may be found or stationed, and every citizen of said State of the age of twenty-one years, in such military service, shall be entitled to vote as aforesaid; and he shall be considered as voting in the city, town, plantation and county in this State where he resided when he entered the service. The vote shall be taken by regiments when it can conveniently be done; when not so convenient, any detachment or part of a regiment not less than twenty in number, and any battery or Dart thereof numbering twenty or more, shall be entitled to vote
wherever they may be. The three ranking officers of such regiment, battalion, battery, company, or part of either, as the case may be, acting as such on the day of election, shall be supervisors of election. If no officers, then three non-commissioned officers, according to their seniority, shall be such supervisors. If any officer or noncommissioned officer shall neglect or refuse to act, the next in rank shall take his place. In case there are no officers or noncommissioned officers present, or if they or either of them refuse to act, the electors present, not less than twenty, may choose, by written ballot, enough of their
number, not exceeding three, to fill the vacancies, and the persons so chosen shall be supervisors of election. All supervisors shall be first sworn to support the Constitution of the United States and of this State, and faithfully and impartially to perform the duties of supervisors of elections. Each is authorized to administer the necessary oath to the others; and certificates thereof shall be annexed to the lists of voters by them to be made and returned into the office of the Secretary of State of this State, as hereinafter provided. The polls shall be opened and closed at such hours as the supervisors, or majority of them, shall direct; provided, however, that due notice and sufficient time shall be given for all voters in the regiment, battalion, battery, detachment, company, or part of either, as the case may be, to vote. Regimental and field officers shall be entitled to vote with their respectIve commands. When not in actual command, such officers,