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Qualifications.

Senators, 25 years of age, 3 years' state residence.
Delegates, 1 year's county residence.
By counties and cities.

Apportionment.

EXECUTIVE. Election ; Term of By the legislature; annually. Eligible 3 years out Office.

of 7. Qualifications.

Age 25; 5 years' residence. Powers.

Official patronage, with advice and consent of coun

cil; pardoning power. Successor on Death, First named of the council, until next meeting of the Absence, &c.

legislature. Council; Number; Five; elected by legislature; age 25, and 3 years reElection ; Qualiti- sidence; advise the governor, and consent to his apcations; Powers. pointments.

JUDICIARY. Appointment and Governor, by consent of council; during good be. Term of Office.

haviour. How removable. By conviction of misbehaviour in a court of law; by governor, on address of two thirds of legislature.

MISCELLANEOUS. Qualifications of Citizenship; state residence of one year, and county Voters.

or city, of six months. Blacks excluded. General First Monday in October for delegates; first Monday Election,

in September, every fifth year, for electors of senate. Provisionforamend. The legislature may pass bills amending the constiing Constitution.

tution, which, to be valid, must be confirmed at next session.

Day of

VIRGINIA.

Date of Constitution 1776.

LEGISLATURE. Name and Term of General assembly; house of delegates, and one fourth Office.

of senate chosen annually. Qualifications. Freehold; district residence. Senators, 25 years of age. Apportionment. Senate by districts; house of delegates by counties, cities, and boroughs.

EXECUTIVE. Election; Term of By the legislature; annually. Eligible 3 years out of 7.

Office. Powers.

Some official patronage, and the pardoning power, with advice and consent of council.

Successor on Death, President of council.

Absence, &c.

Council ; Number; (Eight; by legislature, who remove and supply two, cations ; Powers. every 3 years.

JUDICIARY. Appointment and By legislature; good behaviour. Justices of the

peace by governor and council.
How removable.
By impeachment.

MISCELLANEOUS.
Qualifications
Voters.

of Same as previous to establishment of constitution. · Day of

General No day appointed in constitution.
Election.

NORTH CAROLINA.

Date of Constitution. 1776.

LEGISLATURE. Name and Term of General assembly, senate, and house of commons, Office.

chosen annually. Qualifications. 1 Freehold, and 1 year county residence. Apportionment. Senate, one for each county; house of commons, 2

for each county, and 1 for each of certain specified towns.

EXECUTIVE.
Election; Term of By the legislature; annually. Eligible 3 years out of 6.

Ollice.
Qualifications. Freehold; age 30; 5 years' residence.
Powers.

The pardoning power.
Successor on Death, Speaker of senate.

Absence, &c.
Council; Number;/ Seven; by legislature, annually.
Election ; Qualifica-
tious; Powers.

JUDICIARY.
Appointment and By legislature; good behaviour.
Term of Office.

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MISCELLANEOUS. Qualifications

of For senators, freehold and a year's residence ; for Voters.

house of commons, a year's residence and payment

of taxes. Day of

General No day appointed by constitution.
Election.

SOUTH CAROLINA. Date of Constitution. 1790. (Amended.)

LEGISLATURE. Name and Term of General assembly; senate of 45, one half biennially,

and house of representatives of 124 members, bien

nially. Time of stated Meet- Fourth Monday in November.

ing. Qualifications. Citizenship; freehold. Senators, age 30, 5 years'

state residence; representatives, 3 years' state resi

dence. Blacks excluded. Apportionment. Senators by districts; representatives in proportion to population and amount of taxes paid.

EXECUTIVE, Election ; Term of By the legislature; biennially. Eligible 1 term in 3.

Office. Qualifications. Freehold, age 30; residence and citizenship of 10 years. Powers.

The pardoning power. successor on Death, Lieutenant-governor. Absence, &c.

JUDICIARY. Appointment and Judges of superior courts by legislature; others as

Term of Office. hitherto; good behaviour. How removable. By impeachment.

MISCELLANEOUS. Qualifications of Citizenship: 2 years' state residence; a freehold, or Voters. 6 months' district residence and payment of taxes.

Blacks excluded. Day of

General Second Monday in October and day following, bien. Election. nially. Provision for amend. A convention may be called by two thirds of the leing Constitution. gislature. Amendments may be made by same ma

jority, if passed at two successive sessions.

GEORGIA. Date of Constitution. 1798. (Amended.)

LEGISLATURE. Name and Term of General assembly, annually; senate and house of Office.

representatives. Time of stated Meet- Second Tuesday in January.

ing Qualifications. Freehold, or taxable property; 3 years' state, 1 coun.

ty residence. Senators, age 25, 9 years' citizenship; representatives, 7 years' citizenship.

Apportionment.

Senators, one for each county; representatives in proportion to population, excluding two fifths of people of colour.

EXECUTIVE.

Election; Term of By the legislature; biennially.

Office.

Qualifications. Freehold and other property; age 30; 12 years' citi.

zenship, and 6 years' residence. Powers.

Qualified negative; pardoning power; reprieves only

in cases of treason. Successor on Death, President of the senate. Absence, &c.

JUDICIARY. Appointment and Elected by the people; judges of superior courts for Term of Office.

3 years; of the inferior courts, and justices of the

peace, annually. How removable.

By impeachment; and by the governor, on address of two thirds of the legislature.

MISCELLANEOUS.

Qualifications of Citizenship, six months' county residence, and pay

ment of taxes if assessed. Day of

General First Monday in November.
Election.

Provision for amend- By two thirds of the legislature at two successive ing Constitution. sessions.

OHIO.

Date of Constitution. 1802.

LEGISLATURE. Name and Term of General assembly; house of representatives and one Office,

half the senate, chosen annually. Time of stated Meet- First Monday in December.

ing. Qualifications. Citizenship; payment of taxes. Senators, age 30, 2

years' district residence; representatives, age 25, 1

year's county residence. Apportionment. In proportion to white male population, above 21

years of age.

EXECUTIVE.

Election; Term of By the people; biennially. Eligible 6 out of 8 years.

Office.
Qualifications. Age 30; 12 years' citizenship; 4 years' residence.
Powers.

The pardoning power.

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Successor on Death, Speaker of senate.
Absence, &c.

JUDICIARY.
Appointment and By legislature for 7 years. Justices of the peace by
Term of Office.

the people for 3 years. How removable. By impeachment.

MISCELLANEOUS. Qualifications of One year's residence and being assessed with taxes, Voters.

or labouring on highway. Blacks excluded. Day of General Second Tuesday in October.

Election.

Provision for amend

The sense of the people may be taken for calling a ing Constitution.

convention, when two thirds of the legislature deem it necessary.

KENTUCKY.

Date of Constitution. 1799.

LEGISLATURE. Name and Term of General assembly; the house of representatives and Office.

one fourth of the senate, chosen annually. Time of stated Meet- First Monday in November.

ing.

Qualifications.

Citizenship. Senators, age 35, 6 years' state, 1 dig.
trict residence; representatives, age 24, 2 years'
state, and 1 district residence.
In proportion to the number of qualified electors.

Apportionment.

EXECUTIVE. Election; Term of By the people; quadriennially. Eligible 4 out of 11 Office.

years. Qualifications. Age 35; citizenship; 6 years' residence. Powers.

Qualified negative; official patronage, with consent of senate; the pardoning power; reprieves only in

cases of treason. Successor on Death, Lieutenant-governor, who is, ex officio, speaker of the Absence, &c.

senate.

JUDICIARY Appointment and By governor; good behaviour.

Term of Office. How removable. By impeachment; and by governor on address of two thirds of legislature.

MISCELLANEOUS. Qualifications of Citizenship; 2 years' state, or 1 district residence.

Voters. Blacks excluded.

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