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tion of more than 10 per cent (10%) of the qualified electors referendum, nor more than 15 per cent (15%) to propose any sure by initiative. If the conflicting measures submitted to the next ensuing general election shall both be approved by a e votes severally cast for and against each of said measures. eceiving the highest number of affirmative votes shall thereupon as to all conflicting provisions. The provision of this section xecuting, but legislation may be especially enacted to facilitate


The enabling act passed by Congress and approved March . D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four, requires that the cond with the duty of framing a constitution for a state governrovide by ordinance for submitting said constitution to the Territory of Nevada for their ratification or rejection," on a escribed therein; therefore this convention, organized in purenabling act, do establish the following


The governor of the Territory of Nevada is hereby authorized oclamation for the submission of the constitution, to the people ry, for their approval or rejection, on the day provided for n by act of Congress; and this constitution shall be submitted 1 electors of said territory, in the several counties thereof, for or rejection, at the time provided by such act of Congress: a the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November, A. D. ed and sixty-four, there shall be a general election in the s of said territory for the election of state officers, supreme idges, members of the legislature, representative in Congress. idential electors.

il persons qualified by the laws of said territory to vote for to the general assembly on the said twenty-first day of March, in the army of the United States, both within and beyond of said territory, and also all persons who may, by the aforequalified to vote on the first Wedneslay of September, A. D. ed and sixty-four, including those in the aforesaid army of tes, within and without the boundaries of said territory, may loption or rejection of said constitution, on the day last above ting upon this constitution each elector shall deposit in the icket, whereon shall be clearly written or printed "Constitu"Constitution-No," or such other words as shall clearly indiion of the elector.

11 persons qualified by the laws of said territory to vote on ter the first Monday in November, A. D. eighteen hundred and uding those in the army of the United States, within and ndaries of said territory, may vote on the day last above named rs, supreme and district judges, members of the legislature, in Congress, and three presidential electors to the electoral

he elections provided in this ordinance shall be holden at such be designated by the boards of commissioners of the several d territory. The judges and inspectors of said elections shall y said commissioners, and the said elections shall be conducted with the existing laws of said territory in relation to holding ction.

he judges and inspectors of said elections shall carefully count

is a new section; it was proposed and adopted by the legislature of by the legislature of 1911, and ratified at the election of November

each ballot immediately after said elections and forthwith make duplicate returns thereof to the clerks of the said county commissioners of their re spective counties; and said clerks, within fifteen days after said election, shall transmit an abstract of the votes, including the soldiers' vote as herein pro vided, given for state officers, supreme and district judges, representative in Congress and three presidential electors, enclosed in an envelope, by the most safe and expeditious conveyance, to the governor of said territory, marked "Election Returns."

SEC. 6. Upon the receipt of said returns, including those of the soldiers vote, or within twenty days after the election, if said returns be not soone received, it shall be the duty of the board of canvassers, to consist of th governor, United States district attorney, and chief justice of said territory or any two of them, to canvass the returns in the presence of all who ma wish to be present, and if a majority of all the votes given upon this ca stitution shall be in its favor, the said governor shall immediately publis an abstract of the same, and make proclamation of the fact in some new paper in said territory, and certify the same to the president of the Unit States, together with a copy of the constitution and ordinance. The board of canvassers, after canvassing the votes of the said November ele tions, shall issue certificates of election to such persons as were elected sta officers, judges of the supreme and district courts, representative in Congre and three presidential electors. When the president of the United Stat shall issue his proclamation declaring this state admitted into the Union an equal footing with the original states, this constitution shall thencef be ordained and established as the constitution of the State of Nevada,

SEC. 7. For the purpose of taking the vote of the electors of said te tory who may be in the army of the United States, the adjutant-general said te tory shall, on or before the fifth day of August next following. out a list in alphabetical order, and deliver the same to the governor, of names of all the electors, residents of said territory, who shall be in army of the United States, stating the number of the regiment, battali squadron, or battery to which he belongs, and also the county and to ship of his residence in said territory.

SEC. 8. The governor shall classify and arrange the aforesaid retur list, and shall make therefrom separate lists of the electors belonging to regiment, battalion, squadron, and battery from said territory, in the ser of the United States, and shall, on or before the fifteenth day of August lowing, transmit, by mail or otherwise, to the commanding officer of regiment, battalion, squadron, and battery a list of electors belonging there which said list shall specify the name, residence, and rank of each elec and the company to which he belongs, if to any, and also the county township to which he belongs, and in which he is entitled to vote.

SEC. 9. Between the hours of nine o'clock a. m. and three o'clock p on each of the election days hereinbefore named, a ballot box or suita receptacle for votes shall be opened, under the immediate charge and din tion of three of the highest officers in command, for the reception of vo from the electors whose names are upon said list, at each place where a ment, battalion, squadron or battery of soldiers from said territory, in army of the United States, may be on that day, at which time and pl said elector shall be entitled to vote for all officers for which, by reason! their residence in the several counties of said territory, they are authori to vote, as fully as they would be entitled to vote in the several coUDIS or townships in which they reside, and the votes so given by such elect at such time and place, shall be considered, taken and held to have bee given by them in the respective counties and townships in which they s resident.

SEC. 10. Each ballot deposited for the adoption or rejection of this stitution, in the army of the United States, shall have distinctly written printed thereon "Constitution-Yes," or "Constitution-No," or words of similar import; and further, for the election of state officers, supreme ar

istrict judges, members of the legislature, representative in Congress, and tree presidential electors, the name and office of the person voted for shall plainly written or printed on one piece of paper. The name of each elector ting as aforesaid shall be checked upon said list, at the time of voting, by e of the said officers having charge of the ballot box. The said officers wing charge of the election shall count the votes and compare them with è checked lists immediately after the closing of the ballot box.

SEC. 11. All the ballots cast, together with the said voting list, checked aforesaid, shall be immediately sealed up and sent forthwith to the govor of said territory at Carson City, by mail or otherwise, by the comnding officer, who shall make out and certify duplicate returns. of votes en, according to the forms hereinafter prescribed, seal up and immediately nsmit the same to the governor at Carson City, by mail or otherwise, the y following the transmission of the ballots and the voting list herein named. e said commanding officer shall also immediately transmit to the several nty clerks in said territory, an abstract of the votes given at the general tion in November, for county officers, marked "Election Returns." SEC. 12. The forms of returns of votes to be made by the commanding er to the governor and county clerks of said territory shall be in subace as follows, viz:

Returns of soldiers' votes in the (here insert the regiment, detachment, talion, squadron, or battery).

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(For first election-On the constitution.)


hereby certify that on the first Wednesday of September, D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four, the electors belonging to the (here rt the name of the regiment, detachment, battalion, squadron, or battery) the following number of votes for and against the constitution for the e of Nevada, viz.:

For constitution (number of votes written in full and in figures). Against constitution-(number of votes written in full and in figures).

(Second election-For state and other officers.)


hereby certify that on the first Tuesday after the first Monin November, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four, the electors belongto the (here insert as above) cast the following number of votes for the ral officers and persons hereinafter named, viz.:

For governor-(names of persons voted for, number of votes for each on voted for, written in full, and also in figures, against the name of each on).

For lieutenant-governor-(names of candidates, number of votes cast for 1 written out and in figures as above).

Continue as above until the list is completed.



I. A. B. detachment, battalion,

imanding officer of the (here insert regiment,

squadron, or battery, as the case may be). SEC. 13. The governor of this territory is requested to furnish each comading officer, within and beyond the boundaries of said territory, proper sufficient blanks for said returns.

SEC. 14. The provisions of this ordinance in regard to the soldiers' vote Il apply to future elections under this constitution, and be in full force Il the legislature shall provide by law for taking the votes of citizens of I territory in the army of the United States.

Done in convention, at Carson City, the twenty-eighth day of July, in year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four, and of the ependence of the United States the eighty-ninth, and signed by the delc


President of the Convention and Delegate from Ormsby County. M. M. GILLESPIE, Secretary.




ARTICLE 1. All men are born equally free and independent; therefore all government of right originates from the people, is founded in consent, and instituted for the general good.

ART. 2.1 All men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights among which are the enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, po sessing and protecting property, and, in a word, of seeking and obtaining happiness.

ART. 3. When men enter into a state of society they surrender up s of their natural rights to that society in order to insure the protection others; and, without such an equivalent, the surrender is void.

ART. 4. Among the natural rights, some are in their very nature unalie able, because no equivalent can be given or received for them. Of this ki are the rights of conscience.

ART. 5. Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worsh God according to the dictates of his own conscience and reason; and no s ject shall be hurt, molested or restrained, in his person, liberty or estate, worshiping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates his own conscience, or for his religious profession, sentiments or persuas provided he doth not disturb the public peace or disturb others in their gious worship.

ART. 6. As. morality and piety, rightly grounded on evangelical pr ples, will give the best and greatest security to government, and will ky

On May 28, 1774, the house of representatives of the province of New Ha shire appointed a committee of several members to correspond with the committee the other colonies and to submit a report of their proceedings to the house. This mittee called a convention of delegates from the several towns which met at Exeter July 21, 1774. Four other similar conventions followed, the last one convening o cember 21, 1775. On January 5, 1776, the convention resolved itself into a hous representatives and adopted and promulgated a constitution. This constitution not submitted to the electors for approval; it was the first constitution adopted by American commonwealth, and it remained in force until June 2, 1784. The se constitutional convention met at Concord on the second Wednesday of June, 1778, on June 5, 1779, completed a constitution which was submitted to the electors completely rejected. The third convention met at Concord on the first Tuesda June, 1781, and continued in existence for over two years. Two constitutions framed and submitted to the voters and rejected. The third constitution framed ratified and became effective on June 2, 1784. The fourth constitutional convention on September 7, 1791; on February 24, 1792, seventy-two amendments were sub to the electors and were voted on on the first Monday in May, 1792. Forty-six a ments were adopted and twenty-six rejected; this partial adoption rendered the posed constitution contradictory and inconsistent. Other amendments necessary to the constitution consistent were submitted to the people on August 27, 1792, and adopted. On September 5, 1792, the constitution was declared adopted. The of calling a constitutional convention was submitted to the electors in 1799, 1806, twice in 1833, 1837, 1844 and 1846, and rejected by large majorities. In 1849 the tion was again submitted and was approved and the fifth constitutional convention sembled on November 6, 1850. On January 3, 1851, fifteen amendments were s ted to the voters and all were rejected. On re-assembling, the convention resore submit three other amendments, or in fact three of the amendments which had rejected. These amendments were submitted to the voters on March 9, 1852, and was adopted and two rejected. In 1857, 1860, 1862, 1864, 1868 and 1869 the ques of calling a convention was again submitted to the electors and rejected. In 1 large majority of the people favored a convention and the sixth convention met December 6, 1876. Thirteen proposed amendments were submitted to the voters G second Tuesday of March, 1877, and all but two were adopted. In 1883, the perf voted against a convention and in 1885 in favor and the seventh convention met January 2, 1889. Seven proposed amendments were submitted to the people ané were approved. In 1893 and in 1895 the people again voted against a convention in 1899 in favor and the eighth convention met in 1902 and a subsequent conv was held in 1912.

1 The word or abbreviation "Art.”, after the first Article in this and the fellows articles of the Bill of Rights was first inserted in the general statutes of 1867

of men the strongest obligations to due subjection, and as the f these is most likely to be propagated through a society by the of the public worship of the DEITY and of public instruction in d religion, therefore, to promote these important purposes, the is state have a right to empower, and do hereby fully empower, reto authorize, from time to time, the several towns, parishes, rate, or religious societies within this state to make adequate

their own expense, for the support and maintenance of public eachers of piety, religion, and morality. Provided, notwithstande several towns, parishes, bodies corporate or religious societies times have the exclusive right of electing their own public teachcontracting with them for their support and maintenance. And any one particular religious sect or denomination shall ever be pay towards the support of the teacher of teachers of another sect or denomination. And every denomination of Christians, hemselves quietly and as good subjects of the state, shall be equally rotection of the law; and no subordination of any one sect or deto another shall ever be established by law. And nothing herein lerstood to affect any former contracts made for the support of ; but all such contracts shall remain and be in the same state onstitution had not been made.

The people of this state have the sole and exclusive right of emselves as a free, sovereign, and independent state, and do, and after shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right hereto which is not or may not hereafter be by them expressly the United States of America in congress assembled.

All power residing originally in, and being derived from, the he magistrates and officers of government are their substitutes and at all times accountable to them.

No office or place whatsoever in government shall be hereditary, and integrity requisite in all not being transmissible to posterity 38 wozhoj, bifi DEAR

Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection. of the whole community, and not for the private interest or f any one man, family, or class of men, therefore, whenever the ernment are perverted and public liberty manifestly endangered, r means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right form the old or establish a new government. The doctrine of e against arbitrary power and oppression is absurd, slavish, and f the good and happiness of mankind.

All elections ought to be free; and every inhabitant of the state, proper qualifications, has equal right to elect and be elected into o person shall have the right to vote, or be eligible to office onstitution of this state, who shall not be able to read the conthe English language, and to write, [provided, however, that this all not apply to any person prevented by a physical disability ing with its requisitions, nor to any person who now has the , nor to any person who shall be sixty years of age or upwards ay of January, A. D. 1904.2] [and provided further, that no eprson he right to vote, or be eligible to office under the constitution of ho shall have been convicted of treason, bribery, or any wilful the election laws of this state or of the United States; but the rt may, on notice to the attorney-general restore the privileges to any person who may have forfeited them by conviction of

Every member of the community has a right to be protected by oyment of his life, liberty and property. He is, therefore, bound his share in the expense of such protection, and to yield his

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