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Notice of Election;
State of South Carolina, )
County of Edgefield. >
Notice is hereby given that tl
General Election for State ar
County Officers will be held at tl
voting precincts prescribed by la
in said county, Tuesday, Noverabi
S, 1914, said day being Tuesd?
following the fmt Monday in N
vember, as prescribed by the Sta
Constitution.
The qualification for suffrage:
Managers of election shall r
qnire of every elector offering
vote at any election, before allo<
ing him to vote, the production i
his registration certificate and pro?
of the payment of all taxe.s, inclu
ing poll tax assessed against hi
collectible during the previous yea
The production of a certificate <
the receipt of the officer authorize
to collect soch taxes shall be coi
elusive proof of the payment thereo
There shall be separate and di
* tinct ballots at this election for tl
following officers, to-wit: (l) Go
ernor and Lieutenant Governor; (:
Other State Officers; (s) Circuit S
licitor; (4) State Senator; (5) Mee
hers of House of Representative
(6) County Officers. On whic
shall be the name or names of tl
person or persons voted for as sue
officers, respectively, and the offic
for which Ihey are voted.
There shall be separate boxes i
which said ballots are to be deposi
ed and each ballot box shall be U
beled in plain Roman letters wit
the office or officers voted for.
Whenever a vote is to be take
on special question or questions
box shall be provided, properly la
beled for that purpose, and the ba
lots therefor on such question 0
questions shall be deposited then
in.
Before the hour fixed for open
ing the polls Managers and Clerk
must take and subscribe to the Con
8titntional oath. The Chairman o
the Board of Managers can admin
ister the oath to the other member
and to the Clerk; a Notary Publi<
must administer the oath to thi
Chairman. The Managers elec
their Chairman and Clerk.
Polls at each voting place mus
be opened at 7 o'clock and closed a
4 o'clock p. m., except in the Cit^
of Charleston, .vhere they shall b<
opened at 7 a. m., and closed a (
p. m.
The Managers have the power t(
-fill a vacancy, and if none of the
. Managers attend, the citizens car
appoint from among the qualifi?e
voters, the Managers, Who after be
ing sworn, can conduct the election.
At the close of the election, the
Managers and Clerk must proceed
publicly to open the ballot boxe.?
and count the ballots theiein, arie
continue without adjournment until
the same is completed, and make a
statement of the result for each
office and sign the same. Within
three days thereafter, the Chairman
of the Board, or some one designa
ted by the Board, must deliver tc
the Commissioners of Election the
poll list, the boxes containing the
ballots and written statements oi
the results of the election.
At the said election separate boxes
will be provided at which qualified
electors will vote upon the adop
tion or rejection of an amendment
to the State Constitution, as provi
ded in the following Joiut Resolu
tion.
No. 542.
A Joint Resolution to amend Sec
tion 8, Article II, ot the Consti
tution, by adding thereto on line
three, after the word "College'1
and before the word "The," the
following: South Carolina School
for the Deaf and Blind, located
.at Cedar Springs."
Section 1. South Carolina School
for Dea fand Blind-Amendment tc
tbe Constitution.-Be it resolved
by the General Assembly of the
State of South Carolina, That the
following amendment of Section 8,
Article Jil, of the Constitution of
the State of South Carolina, be
agreed to by a two-third vote of the
members elected to each Houae and
entered on the Journals, respective
ly with yeas and nays taken thereon,
and be submitted to the qualified
electors of the State at the next
general election thereafter for Rep
resentatives, to-wit: Add the fol
L lowing words to Section 8, Article
II, of the Constitution, after the
word "college" and before the word
"the," on line three of said section,
"Sooth Carolina School for the
Deaf and Blind, located at Cedar
Springs," so that said section, when
so amended, is to be and be known
as Section S, Article II, and shall
read as follows:
Section 8. The General Assembly
j - may provide for the maintenance of
Clemson Agricultural.College, South
Carolina School for the Deaf and
Blind, located at Cedar Springs, the
University of South Carolina and
the Winthrop Normal and Indus
trial College, a branch thereof, as
DOW established by law, and may
create scholarships therein; the pro
ceeds realized from the landscript
given by the Act of Congress, pass
ed the second day of July, in the
year eighteen hundred and sixty
? two, for the . support of an agricul
tural college and any lands or funds
which have heretofore been or may
hereafter be given or appropriated
for educational purposes by the
Congress of the United States, shall
be applied" as directed in the Acts
appropriating the same: Provided,
That the General Assembly shall,
as ?oon as practicable, wholly sepa
rate Claflin College from Claflin Un
iversity and provide for a separate
corps of professors and instructors
therein, representation to be given
to min and women of the negro
race, and it shall be the Colored
Normal, Industrial, Agricultural
und Mechanical College of this
State.
Sec. 2. That the electors voting
at such general election in favor of
the proposed amendment shall de
posit a ballot with the following
words plainly written or printed
thereon: "Amendment in Section 8,
Article II, of the Constitution, by
inserting the words "Sooth Carolina
School for the Deaf and Blind, lo
cated at Cedar Springs, on the line
three of said section. For amend
ment, Yes." Those voting against
said proposed amendment shall de
posit a ballot with the following
words plainly written or printed
thereon: "Amendment to Section 8,
Article II, of the Constitution, by
inserting the words South Carolina
School for the Deaf and Blind, lo
cated at Cedar Springs, online three
of said section. Against amend
ment, No."
Sec. 3. The managers of election
shall canvass said vote, and certify
the result as now prescribed by
law, and shall provide a separate
box for said ballot.
No. 543.
A Joint Resolution to amend Sec
tion 7, Article VIII, of the Con
stitution, relating to Municipal
Bonded Indebtedness, by adding
a proviso thereto, relating to the
School District of Yorkville.
Section 1. Constitutional in
debtedness, Yorkville school dis
trict.-Be it resolved by General
Assembly of the state of. South
Carolina, That the following amend
ment to section 7, article VIII, of
the constitution of the state of
South Carolina be agreed to: Add
at the end thereof the following
words: Provided further, that the
limitations imposed by this section
and by section 5 of article X of
this constitution shall not apply to
the bonded indebtedness incurred
by the school district of Yorkville,
in the county of York, when the
proceeds of said bonds are applied
exclusively to erecting, or making
additions to, ' school buildings in
the said district, ind where the
question of incurring such indebted
ness is submitted to the qualified
electors of said district, as provided
in the constitution upon the ques
tion of bonded indebtedness.
Sec. 2. That the question of
adopting thia amendment shall be
submitted at the next general elec
tion for-Representatives to the elec
tors as follows: Those iu favor of
the amendment will deposit a ballot
with the following words plainly
written or printed thereon, "Con
stitutional amendment to section 7,
article VIII, of the constitution, re
lating to municipal bonded indebt
edness, as proposed by a joint reso
lution entitled a joint resolution to
amend section 7, article VIII, of
the constitution, relating to muni
cipal bonded indebtedness, by add
ing a proviso thereto, relating to
the school district of Yorkville
Yes." Those opposed to said amend
ment shall cast a ballot with the
following words plainly written or
printed thereon: ''Constitutional
amendment to section 7, article VIII
of the constitution, relating to mu
mieipal?bonded indebtedness, as pro
posed by a joint resolution to amend
section 7, Article VIII of the con
stitution, relating to municipal
bonded indebtedness by adding a
proviso thereto, relating to the
school district of Yorkville-No."
No. 544.
A Joint Resolution proposing
an amendment to Article X of
the Constitution, by adding there
to Section to- empower the Cities
of Florence and Orangeburg and
the Town of Land rum to assess
abutting property for permanent
improvements.
Section 1. Constitutional amend
ment Allowing Certain Cities and
Towns to Assess Abutting Proper
ty. Be it resolved by the General
Assembly of the State of South
Carolina, That the following amend
ment, to Article X of the State Con
stitution to be known as Section 16,
be agreed upon by two-thirds of
the members elected to each House
and entered on the Journals respec
tively, with yeaB and nayB, and ta
ken thereon, and to be submitted to
the qualified electors of the State
at the next generel e'ection there
after for Representatives, to wit:
Add the following section to Arti
cle X of the Constitution, to be
and known as Section 16.
Section 16. The General Asset
bly may authorize the corporate a
thoritie? of the Cities of Floren
and Orangeburg and the Town
Landrum to levy an assessme
upon abutting property for the pu
pose of paying for permanent ii
provements on streets immediate
abutting such property, Provide
That the said improvements be c
dered only on the written conse
of majority of the owners of tl
property abutting upon the stre<
sidewalk, or part of either, proposi
to be improved, and upon the co
dition that said corporate authoi
ties shall pay at leas! one-third
the costs of said improvements.
Seo. 2. That those electors,
said election, voting in favor of sa
amendment, shall deposit a ball
with the following words plain
written or printed thereon: "Amen
ment to Article X of the State Co
stitution by adding Section 16, ei
powering the Cities o:f Florence ai
Orangeburg and the Town of La
drum to assess abutting property ft
permanent improvements-Yes
And those voting against the sa
amendment shall deposit a ball
with the following words plain!
written or printed thereon: "Amen
ment to Article X of the State Co
stitution by adding Section li
empowering the Citiefi of Floren?
and Orangeburg and the Town <
Landrum to assess the abuttir
property for permanent improv
ments-No."
No. 547.
A Joint Resolution to amend Se
tion 20, 'Article III, of the Coi
stitution, by adding thereto tl
following: "Except where thei
is only one Candidate Nominate
for the PJace to be Filled at sue
Election shall be Viva Voe
Without any Roll Call." .
Section 1. Constitutional Am?ne
ment Relating to Election*
Be it resolved by the General Ai
sembly of the State of South Cart
lina. That the following amend
ment to Section 20, Article III, o
the Constitution of the State o
South Carolina, be agreed to by
two-thirds vote of the member
elected to each House, and entere?
on the Journals lespectively, witl
the yeas and nays taken thereon
and be submitted to the qualifie?
electors of the State at the next gen
eral election thereafter for Repre
sentatives, to wit: Add the follow
ing words to Section 20, Articlt
III, of the Constitution: "Excep
where thera is only one candidat?
nominated for the place to be tillec
at such election, ir which case th?
election shall be viva voce withoui
any roll call," and that said sectior
when so amended, is to be and b(
known as Section 20, Article III
and shall read as follows:
Section 20. In all elections bj
the General Assembly or eithei
House thereof, the members shal
vote viva voce and their votes, thus
given, shall be entered upon the
Journal of the House, to whicb
they respectively belong, except
where there is only one candidate
nominated for the place to be filled
at such election, in which case the
election shall" be viva voce withoui
any roll call."
Sec. 2. Ballots.-That the elec
tors voting at such general election
in favor of the proposed amendment
shall deposit a ballot with the fol
lowing words plainly written oi
printed thereon: "Amendment tc
Section 20, Article III, of the Con
stitution, relating to elections viva
voce by the General Assembly -
"Yes." And those voting against
the said proposed amendment shall
deposit a ballot with the following
words plainly written or printed
thereon: "Amendment to Section
20, Article III, of the Costitution,
relating to elections viva voce by
the General Assembly.-No."
Sec. 3. The Managers of the
Election shall canvass said vote and
certify the result as now proviJed
by law, and shall provide a separate
box said ballot.
No. 550.
A Joint Resolution to Amend Section 7,
Article VIII, of the Constitution,
Relating to Municipal Bonded In
debtedness by Adding a Proviso
Thereto as to the City of Florence.
Section 1. Constitutional Amend
ment Relating to Bonded Indebtedness
City of Florence -Be it resolved by
the General Assembly of the State of
South Carolina, That the limitations
imposed by this section and Section 5,
Article X, of the Constitution, shall
not apply to the bonded indebtedness
incurred by the City of Florence, in
the County of Florence, when the pro
ceeds of said bonds are applied exclu
sively for the building, erecting, estab
lishing and maintaining of streets, wa
terworks, lighting plants and sewerage
system or for the payment of debts al
ready incurred, exclusively for any of
said purposes; and when the question
of incurring such indebtedness is sub
mitted to the qualified electors of said
municipality, as provided in the Consti
tution upon the question of bonded in
debtedness.
Src. 2. That tho question of adopt
ing this amendment shall be submitted
at the next general election as follows:
Those in favor of the amendment will
deposit a ballot with the following
words plainly written or printed there
on : ' 'Constitutional amendment to Sec
tion 7, Article VIII, of the Constitu
tion, relating to municipal bonded in
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