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general assembly may by law provide, or the general assembly may provide for holding persons to answer for any criminal offense without the intervention of a grand jury.

AMENDMENT 4. That Section 13, of article 5, of the constitution be stricken therefrom and the following adopted as such section:

SECTION 13. The qualified electors of each county shall, at the general election in the year 1886, and every two years thereafter, elect a county attorney, who shall be a resident of the county for which he is elected, and who shall hold his office for two years and until his successor shall have been elected and qualified.

The foregoing proposed amendments to the constitution of the state of Iowa be and the same are hereby referred to the legislature to be chosen at the next general election of the members of the general assembly, and that the secretary of state cause the same to be published for three months, next prior to the day of such election, in at least two weekly newspapers in each congressional district in the state. Approved, March 17, 1882.

- Reprinted from Acts of the Nineteenth General Assembly of the State of Iowa, p. 180.

JOINT RESOLUTION AGREEING TO CERTAIN AMENDMENTS

TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF Iowa PRO

POSED BY THE NINETEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY. WHEREAS, The nineteenth general assembly of the state of Iowa did in due form by a majority of the members elected to each of the two houses, agree to the following proposed amendments to the constitution of the state of Iowa, viz:

AMENDMENT I. The general election for state, district county and township officers, shall be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November.

AMENDMENT 2. At any regular session of the general assembly the state may be divided into the necessary judicial districts for district court purposes, or the said districts may be reorganized and the number of the districts and the judges of said courts increased or diminished; but no reorganization of the districts or diminution of the judges shall have the effect of removing a judge from office.

AMENDMENT 3. The grand jury may consist of any number of members, not less than five, nor more than fifteen, as the general assembly may by law provide, or the general assembly may provide for holding persons to answer for any criminal offense without the intervention of a grand jury.

AMENDMENT 4. That section 13 of article 5 of the constitution be stricken therefrom, and the following adopted as such section.

SECTION 13. The qualified electors of each county shall, at the general election in the year 1886, and every two years thereafter, elect a county attorney, who shall be a resident of the county for which he is elected, and who shall hold his office for two years, and until his successor shall have been elected and qualified. AND WHEREAS,

The said proposed amendments were entered on the journals of the said houses with the ages and nays thereon, and were referred to the legislature to be chosen at the next general election, and the same having been published as provided by law, therefore,

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

That the said proposed amendments to the constitution of the state of Iowa, be and the same are hereby agreed to, viz:

AMENDMENT I. The general election for state, district county and township officers shall be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November.

AMENDMENT 2. At any regular session of the general assembly, the state may be divided into the necessary judicial districts for district court purposes, or the said districts may be reorganized and the number of the districts and the judges

of said courts increased or diminished; but no reorganization of the districts or diminution of the judges shall have the effect of removing a judge from office.

AMENDMENT 3. The grand jury may consist of any number of members not less than five, nor more than fifteen, as the general assembly may by law provide, or the general assembly may provide for holding persons to answer for any criminal offense without the intervention of a grand jury.

AMENDMENT 4. That section 13 of Article 5 of the constitution be stricken therefrom, and the following adopted as such section.

SECTION 13 The qualified electors of each county shall, at the general election in the year 1886, and every two years thereafter elect a county attorney, who shall be a resident of the county for which he is elected, and shall hold his office for two years, and until his successor shall have been elected and qualified.

Approved, March 29, 1884.

-Reprinted from Acts of the Twentieth General Assembly of the State of Iowa, Þ. 234.

CERTIFICATE OF THE BOARD OF STATE CANVASSERS.

State of Iowa :-ss.

We the undersigned Board of State Canvassers of the State of Iowa, do hereby certify that, at the general election held on the 4th day of November A. D. 1884,

For and against amendment 1, there were one hundred and four thousand two hundred and eighty-two (104,182)' ballots cast, of which eighty-nine thousand three hundred and fortytwo (89,342) votes were “for” and fourteen thousand nine hundred and forty (14,940) votes were “against.'

We therefore declare that amendment i is duly adopted.

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1 Should read: 104,282. The error appears in the original manuscript.

For and against amendment 2 there were ninety-eight thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight (98,828) ballots cast of which sixty-four thousand nine hundred and sixty (64,960) votes were “for” and thirty-three thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight (33,868) votes were “ against.”

We therefore declare that amendment 2 is duly adopted.

For and against amendment 3 there were one hundred two thousand nine hundred and thirty-four (102,934) ballots cast, of which seventy-two thousand five hundred and ninety-one (72,591) votes were “for” and thirty thousand three hundred and forty-three (30,343) votes were " against.”

We therefore declare that amendment 3 is duly adopted.

For and against amendment 4 there were one hundred thousand five hundred and twenty-three (100,523) ballots cast, of which sixty-seven thousand six hundred and twentyone (67,621) votes were “for” and thirty-two thousand nine hundred and two (32,902) votes were “ against.” We therefore declare that amendment 4 is duly adopted.

In testimony whereof, we have hereunto set our
L. S. hands and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of

the State, at Des Moines, this ioth day of Decem-
ber A. D. 1884.
B. R. SHERMAN

Board of
J. A. T. HULL

State
J. L. BROWN

Canvassers

E. H. CONGER -Printed from the original manuscript records as preserved in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Iowa. Document No. 788.

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VOTES ON THE PROPOSITION: “SHALL THERE BE A CONVENTION TO REVISE THE CONSTITUTION, AND AMEND THE SAME?”

THE VOTE IN 1870.

On the proposition “ Shall there be a Convention to revise the Constitution and amend the same " there were cast One Hundred and six Thousand Eight hundred and eighty-five (106,885) ballots, of which twenty four thousand eight hundred and forty six (24,846) votes were for the proposition and Eighty two thousand and thirty nine (82,039) were against the proposition. We therefore declare that the proposition “ Shall there be a convention to revise the Constitution and amend the same ” was not adopted by the people.

In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our

hands and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of L, S. the State of Iowa at the Capitol in the City of

Des Moines Iowa this with day of November A
D 1870.
(Signed.) SAML. MERRILL Board of
JNO. A. ELLIOTT) Canvassers.

. -Printed from Election Record, No. Ilır, pp. 450, 451. Manuscript copy as preserved in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Iowa.

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THE VOTE IN 1880.

We, the undersigned Board of State Canvassers of the State of Iowa, do hereby certify that at the General Election held on the second day of November A. D. 1880, there were one hundred and fifty-three thousand five hundred and forty six (153,546) ballots cast on the question “Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same," of

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