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District No. 17. Shall consist of the county of Dixon, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 18, Shall consist of the county of Jefferson, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 19. Shall consist of the county of Thayer, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 20. Shall consist of the county of Nuckolls, and be entitled to one representative,

District No. 21. Shall consist of the county of Wetster, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 22. Shall consist of the county of Adams, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 23. Shall consist of the county of Clay, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 24. Shall consist of the county of Fillmore, and be entitled to one representative. District No. 25.

Shall consist of the county of Saline, and be entitled to three representatives.

District No. 26. Shall consist of the county of Seward, and be entitled to two representatives.

District No. 27. Shall consist of the county of York, and be entitled to two representatives.

District No. 28. Shall consist of the county of Hamilton, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 29. Shall consist of the county of Hall, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 30. Shall consist of the county of Buffalo, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 31. Shall consist of the county of Lincoln, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 32. Shall consist of the county of Harlan, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 33. Shall consist of the counties of Howard and Greeley, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 34. Shall consist of the county of Merrick, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 35. Shall consist of the county of Polk, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 36. Shall consist of the county of Butler, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 37. Shall consist of the county of Colfax, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 38. Shall consist of the county of Platte, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 39. Shall consist of the county of Madison, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 40. Shall consist of the county of Cedar, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 41. Shall consist of the counties of Burt and Dodge, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 42. Shall consist of the counties of Stanton, Wayne, and Pierce, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 43. Shall consist of the counties of Knox and Holt, and the unorganized territory west of Holt, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 44. Shall consist of the county of Antelope, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 45. Shall consist of the counties of Boone, Valley, Sherman, and the unorganized territory west of Sherman and Valley counties, and west of the thirteenth senatorial district, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 46. Shall consist of the counties of Dawson and Frontier, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 47. Shall consist of the counties of Franklin and Kearney, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 48. Shall consist of the counties of

Furnas, Phelps, and Gosper, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 49. Shall consist of the counties of Cheyenne, Keith, Dundy, Chase, Hitchcock, Red Willow, and the unorganized territory north of the county of Hitchcock, and be entitled to one representative,

District No. 50. Shall consist of the counties of Cass and Saunders, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 51. Shall consist of the counties of Platte, Colfax and Butler, and be entitled to one representative.

District No. 52. Shall consist of the counties of Fillmore and Clay, and be entitled to one representative.

ARTICLE V. -EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.

Officers of executive department.

SECTION 1. The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant-governor, secretary of state, auditor of public accounts, treasurer, superintendent of public instruction, attorney-general, and commissioner of public lands and buildings, who shall each hold his office for the term of two years from the first Thursday after the first Tuesday in January next after his election, and until his successor is elected and qualified ; Provided, however, that the first election of said officers shall be held on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November, 1876, and each succeeding election shall be held at the same relative time in each even year thereafter. The governor, secretary of state, auditor of public accounts, and treasurer, shall reside at the seat of government during their terms of office, and keep the public records, books and papers there, and shall perform such duties as may be required by law. (4 Neb. 242.)

Sec. 2. No person shall be eligible to the office of governor, or lieutenant-governor, who shall not have attained to the age of thirty years, and been for two

Persons ineli gible to hold oftice.

Returns of election,

years next preceding his election a citizen of the United States and of this state. None of the officers of the executive department shall be eligible to any other state office during the period for which they shall have been elected. (9 Neb. 466.) SEO, 3. The treasurer shall be ineligible to the Treasurer inel

igible. office of treasurer for two years next after the expiration of two consecutive terms for which he was elected.

SEC. 4. The returns of every election for the officers of the executive department shall be sealed up and transmitted by the returning officers to the secretary of state, directed to the speaker of the house of representatives, who shall, immediately after the organization of the house, and before proceeding to other business, open and publish the same in the presence of a majority of each house of the legislature, who shall, for that purpose, assemble in the hall of the house of representatives. The person having the highest number of votes for either of said offices shall be declared duly elected ; but if two or more have an equal and the highest number of votes, the legislature shall, by joint vote, choose one of such persons for said office. Contested elections for all of said offices shall be determined by both houses of the legislature, by joint vote, in such manner as may be prescribed by law.

SEC. 5. All civil officers of this state shall be liable Impeachment. to impeachment for any misdeineanor in office.

Sec. 6. The supreme executive power shall be vested in the governor, who shall take care that the laws be power. faithfully executed.

Sec. 7. The governor shall, at the commencement Message of of each session, and at the close of his term of office, and whenever the legislature may require, give to the legislature information by message, of the condition of the state, and shall recommend such measures as he shall deem expedient. He shall account to the legislature,

Executive

governor.

Convening legislature.

Proroguing legislature.

Appointment by governor

and accompany his message with a statement of all moneys received and paid out by him from any funds subject to his order, with vouchers, and, at the commencement of each regular session, present estimates of the amount of money required to be raised by taxation for all purposes.

SEC. 8. The governor may, on extraordinary occasions, convene the legislature by proclamation, .stating therein the purpose for which they are convened, and the legislature shall enter upon no business except that for which they were called together. (3 Neb. 409.)

SEC. 9. In case of a disagreement between the two houses with respect to the time of adjournment, the governor may, on the same being certified to him by the house first moving the adjournment, adjourn the legislature to such time as he thinks proper, not beyond the first day of the next regular session.

SEC. 10 The governor shall nominate and, by and with the advice and consent of the senate (expressed by a majority of all the senators elected voting, by yeas and nays), appoint all officers whose offices are established by this constitution, or which may be created by law, and whose appointment or election is not otherwise by law or herein provided for; and no such officer shall be ap. pointed or elected by the legislature. 7 Neb. 45.)

SEC. 11. In case of a vacancy during the recess of the senate, in any office which is not elective, the governor shall make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of the senate, when he shall nominate some person to fill such office; and any person so nominated, who is confirmed by the senate (a majority of all the senators elected concurring by voting yeas and nays), shall hold his office during the remainder of the term, and until his successor shall be appointed and qualified. No person, after being rejected by the senate, shall be again nominated for the same office at the same session,

Vacancies in office, how filled

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