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shall never exceed one hundred, nor that of Senators thirtythree. The sessions of the Legislature shall be biennial, except as otherwise provided in this Constitution.
MONTANA. 2. V. Senators shall be elected for the
term of four years, and Representatives for the term of two years, except as otherwise pro
vided in this Constitution. 4. v. The Legislative Assembly of this
State, until otherwise provided by law, shall consist of sixteen members of the Senate, and fifty-five members of the House
of Representatives. It shall be the duty of the first
Legislative Assembly to divide the State into senatorial and representative districts, but there shall be no more than one Senator from each county. The Senators shall be divided into two classes. Those elected from odd numbered districts shall constitute one class, and those elected from even numbered districts shall constitute the other class; and when any additional Senator shall be provided for by law his class shall be determin
ed by lot. One-half of the Senators elected
to the first Legislative Assembly shall hold office for one year, and the other half for three years; and it shall be determined by lot immediat: ly after the organization of the Senate, whether the Senators from the odd or even numbered districts shall hold for one or three years.
NEVADA. 13. I. Representation shall be apportion
ed according to population. 5. IV. Senators and members of the
Assembly shall be duly qualified electors in the respective counties and districts which they represent, and the number of Senators shall not be less than one-third nor more than onehalf of that of the members of the Assembly.
NEW HAMPSHIRE. 14. II. Every member of the House of
Representatives shall be chosen by ballot, and for two years, at least, next preceding his election, shall have been an inhabitant of this State; shall be, at the time of his election, an inhabitant of the town, parish or place he may be chosen to represent; and shall
to represent such town, parish or place immediately on his ceas
ing to be qualified as aforesaid. 25. IV. The Senate shall consist of
twenty-four members, who shall hold their office for two years from the first Wednesday of January next ensuing their election.
NEBRASKA. 3. III. The House of Representatives shall
consist of eighty-four members and the Senate shall consist of thirty members, until the year eighteen hundred and eighty, after which time the number of members of each house shall be regulated by law; but the number of Representatives
NEW JERSEY. 1. IV. The Senate shall consist of one
Senator from each county in the State, elected by the legal voters of the counties, respectively, for three years.
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OREGON. 2. IV. The Senate shall consist of sixteen, and the House of Representatives of thirty-tour members, which number shall not be increased until the year eighteen hundred and sixty, after which time the Legislative Assembly may increase the number of Senators and Representatives, always keeping, as near as may be, the same ratio as to the number of Senators and Representatives: Provided, That the Senate shall never exceed thirty, and the House of Representa
tives sixty members. 3. IV. The Senators and Representatives shall be chosen by the electors of the respective counties or districts into which the State may from time to time be divided by
a term of four years, and the Representatives for the term of two years from the day next after their general election: Provided, however, that the Senators-elect, at the first session of the Legislative Assembly under this Constitution, shall be divided by lot into two equal classes, as nearly as may be; and the seats of the Senators of the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of two years, and those of the second class at the expiration of four years; so that onehalf, as nearly as may be, shall be chosen biennially forever thereafter. And in case of the increase of the number of Sena. tors, they shall be so annexed by lot to one or the other of the two classes as to keep them as
nearly equal as possible. 5. XVIII. Until an enumeration of the white
inhabitants of the State shall be made, and the Senators and Representatives apportioned as di. rected in the Constitution, the county of Marion shall have two Senators and four Representatives; Lane, two Senators and three Representatives; Clackamas and Wasco, one Senator jointly, and Clackamas three Representatives and Wasco, one Representative; Yamhill, one Senator and two Representatives; Polk, one Senator and two Representatives; Benton, one Senator and two Representatives; Multnomah, one Senator and two Representatives; Washington, Columbia, Clatsop and Tillamock, one Senator jointly, and Washington, one Representative, and Washington and Columbia, one Representative jointly; and Clatsop and Tillamook, one Representative jointly; Douglas, one Senator and
The Senators shall be elected for
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two Representatives; Jackson, one Senator and three Representatives; Josephine, one Senator and one Representative; Umpqua, Coos and Curry, one Senator jointly, and Umpqua, one Representative, and Coos and Curry, one Representative, jointly.
ratio; but no town or city shall be divided into districts for the
choice of Representatives, 1. VI. The Senate shall consist of the
Lieutenant-Governor and of one Senator from each town or city in the State.
PENNSYLVANIA. 2. II. Members of the General Assembly
shall be chosen at the general election every second year. Their term of service shall begin on the first day of December next after their election. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in either house, the presiding officer thereof shall issue a writ of election to fill such vacancy for
the remainder of the term. 3. II. Senators shall be elected for the
term of four years and Representatives for the term of two years.
SOUTH CAROLINA. 9. II. Upon the meeting of the first
General Assembly, which shall be chosen under the provisions of this Constitution, the Senators shall be divided by lot into two classes, as nearly equal as may be; the seats of the Senators of the first class to be vacated at the expiration of two years after the Monday following
the general election, and of those of the second class at the expiration of four years, so that, except as above provided, one-halt of the Senators may be chosen every second year.
RHODE ISLAND. 1. V. The House of Representatives
shall never exceed seventy-two members, and shall be constituted on the basis of population, always allowing one Representative for a fraction exceeding one-half the ratio; but each tow, or city shall always be entitled to at least one member; and no town or city shall have more than one-sixth of the whole number of members to which the house is hereby limited. The present ratio shall be one Representative to every fifteen hundred and thirty inhabitants, and the General Assembly may, after any new census taken by the authority of the United States or of this State, reapportion the representation by altering the
SOUTH DAKOTA. 2. III. The number of members of the
House of Representatives shall not be less than seventy-five nor more than
one hundred and thirty-five. The number of members of the Senate shall not be less than twenty-five nor more
than forty-five. The sessions of the Legislature
shall be biennial, except as otherwise provided in this constitution.
1. XXV. The House of Representatives
shall consist of three times the number of the members of the Senate, and the term of office shall be two years. Three Representatives shall be elected in each Senatorial district at the first general election held after
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this Constitution takes effect,
and every two years thereafter. 12. XXVI. The apportionment made in this
Constitution shall govern the elections above provided for for members of the State Legislature until otherwise provided by law. At the first election held under
this ordinance for Senators and Representatives of the Legislature, there shall be elected fortyfive Senators and one hundred and twenty-four Representatives in the State Legislature respectively.
TEXAS. 2. III. The Senate shall consist of thirtyone members, and shall never be increased above this number. The House of Representatives shall consist of ninety-three members until the first as portionment after the adoption of this Constitution, when, or at any apportionment thereafter, the number of Representatives may be increased by the Legislature, upon the ratio of not more than one Representative for every fifteen thousand inhabitants: Provided. The number of Representatives shall nerer exceed one hundred and
fifty, 3. III. The Senators shall be chosen by the qualified electors for the term of four years; but a new Senate shall be chosen after every apportionment, and the Senators elected after each apportionment shall be divided by lot into two classes. The seats of the Senators of the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of the first two years, and those of the second class at the expiration of four years, so that one-half of the Senators shall be chosen biennially thereafter.
Sec. Art. 4. III. The members of the House of
Representatives shall be chosen by the qualified electors, and their term of office shall be two years from the day of their
election. 26. III. The members of the House of Rep
resentatives shall be apportioned
thirty Senators, to be of the free-
at least, and the remainder of the Senators shall be apportioned to the several counties according to their population, as the same was ascertained by the last census, taken under the authority of the United States, regard being always had, in such apportionment to the counties having the greatest fraction. But the several counties shall, until after the next census of the United States, be entitled to elect, and have their Senators, in the following proposition, to
wit: Bennington county, two; Wind
ham county, three; Rutland county, three; Windsor county, four; Addison County, three; Orange county, three; Washington county, two; Chittenden county, two; Calendonia county, two; Franklin county, three; Orleans county, one;
Essex county, one; Grand Isle county,
one. The Legislature shall make a new
apportionment of the Senators, to the several counties, after the taking of each census of the United States, or census taken for the purpose of such apportionment, by order of the government of this State - always regarding the above provisions
in this article. 5. v. The freemen of the several towns
in each county shall annually give their votes for the Senators apportioned to such county, at the same time, and under the same regulations, as
now provided for the election of Councilors. And the person or persons, equal in number to the number of Senators apportioned to such county, having the greatest number of legal votes, in such county respectively, shall
be the Senator or Senators, of such county. At every election of Senators, after the votes shall have been taken, the constable or presiding officer, as. sisted by the selectmen and civil authority present, shall sort and count the said votes, and make two lists of the names of each person, with the number of votes given for each annexed to his name,
a record of which shall be made in the town clerk's office, and shall seal up his said lists, separately, and write on each the name of the town, and these words, “Votes for Senator," or " Votes for Senators," as the case may be, one of which lists shall be delivered by the presiding officer to the Representative of said tcwn (if any), and if none be chosen to the Rep. resentative of an adjoining town, to be transmitted to the President of the Senate; the other list, the said prasiding officer shall, within ten days, deliver to the clerk of the County Court, for the same county; and the clerk of each County Court, respectively, or in case of his absence or disability, to the sheriff of such county, or in case of the absence or disability of both, to the high bailiff of such county, on the tenth day after such election shall publicly open, sort and count said votes, and make a record of the same in the office of the clerk of such County Court, a copy of which he shall transmit
the Senate and shall also within ten days thereafter, transmit to the person or persons elected, a certificate of his or their election: Provided, however, That the General Assembly shall have power to regulate by law the mode of bal