Constitution of the State of Texas (1866)
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FOR THE RATIFICATION OF THE AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION.
Be it ordained by the people of Texas in Convention assembled
, That an election, authorized by this Convention, to be holden on the fourth Monday in June, 1866, for State, District, County and Municipal officers, and for the adoption or rejection of the amendments to the Constitution, shall be held, the votes counted, and returns made thereof, in accordance with the law now in force, except that they presiding officers of the several precincts, in the different counties, shall make their returns within five days after said election, and the Chief Justice shall open and count out said votes on the fifth day after said election; and where two or more counties compose a district, the returns shall be made to the returning Chief Justice of the district, on the twelfth day after the election.
SEC. 2. Be it further ordained, That polls shall be opened, and register made of all persons voting on the amendments to the Constitution; and if a majority of those voting on said amendments vote: "For the Amendments," then they shall be final; and if said majority be "Against the Amendments," they shall be considered rejected.
SEC. 3. Be it further ordained, That the election on the subject of the amendments be by ballot.
SEC. 4. Be it further ordained, That the returning officers throughout the State shall make returns of said elections to the Secretary of State, on or before the first Monday in August next.
SEC. 5. Be it further ordained, That his Excellency the Provisional Governor be requested to co-operate in the execution of this ordinance.
Passed March 29, 1866.
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