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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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Description The State of Deseret 165 an oath or affirmation that he has not voted, and will not vote, in any other Precinct during the pending Election. Sec. 12. The Judges of Election shall preserve good order; and may punish any disorderly person, for contempt, by fine, not exceeding one hundred dollars, at their discretion. Sec. 13. The Judges shall decide on the legality of all voters; and no person that is a candidate for any office then pending in this State, shall sit as Judge, or act as Clerk, of such Election. Sec. 14. At the closing of the Polls on the day of Election, the Judges shall in a public manner count off the number of Ballots polled, and call off distinctly the names of the several candidates on each Ballot; numbering them on the back, as counted, from one and upwards, and string the same on a twine, and needle; and the Clerk shall carefully mark down the number of votes given for each candidate as called off by the Judge. Sec. 15. At the close of each Election, the Judges shall certify under their own hands, the number of votes given for each candidate, which shall be attested by the Clerk, who shall transmit the same, together with the Poll Book, to the Clerk of the County Court, in which the Election was held, within five days thereafter; and the Judges shall retain a true copy thereof, together with the Ballots, free to the inspection of all voters. Sec. 16. The Clerks of the County Courts, shall within ten days after the close of each Election respectively take to his assistance two Justices of the Peace of his County, or two Judges of che County Court, and in a public manner examine and cast up the votes given to each candidate, and give to those having the highest number of votes, each a certificate of his election. Sec. 17. The Clerks of the several Counties to whom a transcript of the votes in any Election is directed, shall within three days after the time limited for the examination of the Polls, cause to be conveyed to the seat of Government, addressed to the Secretary of State, a fair abstract of all the legal votes polled in their respective Counties, for State officers at such Election. Sec. 18. Within twenty days after each General Election, or sooner if the returns have all been duly made, the Secretary of State shall, in the presence of the Governor, cast up the votes given in the several Counties in this State, for State officers, and shall give to those having the highest number of votes, certificates of their Election, under his own hand, with the Seal of the State affixed thereto. Sec. 19. Should any two, or more candidates have an equal number of votes, the Secretary of State, with the assistance of the Lieutenant Governor, shall cast lots in the presence of the Governor, to decide which of the candidates shall fill the office. Sec. 20. In all Elections of County officers, when there shall
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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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