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Title (1849-1851) The State of Deseret - Appendix: Constitution and Ordinances (1849-1851)
Subject Law; Legislation--Utah
Description (1849-1851) Collected by Dale L. Morgan, these were published as an appendix to The State of Deseret, 8 Utah Hist. Q. 155-233 (1940), and later reprinted in THE STATE OF DESERET (Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press with the Utah Historical Society, 1987). In 1849 a constitution was drafted for a provisional government organized under the name "State of Deseret." Its legislature met on several occasions from July 2, 1849 until March 28, 1851, when it was dissolved upon announcement of the federal act to establish a territorial government (the "Organic Act").
Publisher Utah State Historical Society
Contributors Morgan, Dale R.
Date 1947
Type Text
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Source Utah Historical Quarterly Volume 8 Numbers 23-24
Language eng
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Holding Institution S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah, South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730.
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Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2012-06-05
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Description 164 Utah Historical Quarterly Sec. 3. On the first Monday of August, one thousand eight hundred and fifty one, and every two years thereafter; there shall be an Election in each Precinct of this State, for Justices of the Peace, Constables, and such other Precinct or County officers, as may become necessary to elect, as may be prescribed by law. Sec. 4. Every Precinct shall compose an Electorial District, and the County Judges of each County shall name a house, or place in each Precinct, where the Election shall be held; and appoint three Judges of said Election. Sec. 5. The Electors of every Precinct, have the right to appoint Judges, and regulate their own Election; if not otherwise provided for. Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the Clerks of County Courts respectively, one month before each General Election, or six days before each special election, to make out and deliver to the Sheriff of their respective Counties, one Blank Poll Book; at the expense of the County, for each precinct in his County; properly ruled and laid off into Columns, with the necessary Certificates attached, which Books the Sheriff shall faithfully deliver, or cause to be delivered to the Judges of the Election, in their respective Precincts. Sec. 7. The Judges before they enter upon their duties shall take the following oath or affirmation:-I-do swear or affirm (as the case may be) that I will faithfully, and impartially discharge, the duties of Judge of the present Election, according to Justice, and the best of my abilities; which oath or affirmation shall be administered by a Justice of the Peace, if present; if not, they are authorized to qualify each other. Sec. 8. The Judges shall appoint a Clerk, who, before entering upon the duties of his appointment, shall take an oath or affirmation, which may be administered by either of the Judges of Election, that he will faithfully discharge the duties of his appointment to the best of his abilities, record the names of all the voters, and distinctly carry out in lines or columns the number of each voter. Sec. 9. The time for opening, and closing the Polls, shall be between the hours of six o'clock in the morning, and nine o'clock! in the evening, and one of the Judges shall cry in an audible voice the name of each voter as given in. Sec. 10. The votes given at all Elections shall be by Ballot, and each voter shall give his vote by single ballot in a public manner, which shall be a paper ticket, on which shall be written or printed the names of the several candidates; in connection with the office, that the voter intends that each shall fill. Sec. 11. When any person offers to vote in a Precinct of which he is not a resident, for State or County officers; if he possess the necessary qualifications of a voter; he may vote on taking
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Source Original Journal: Utah Historical Quarterly The State of Deseret
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Date Created 2005-12-05
Date Modified 2005-12-05
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