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16 1895 Representative Tomkins Proposes a State Constitutional Amendment On March 20,1895, Representative A. C. Tomkins of Hempstead, Waller County, introduced thefirstamendment to the Texas Constitution to enfranchise women. His resolution to amend the constitution was referred to the Committee on Constitutional Amendments, where no action was taken. DOCUMENT* HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION Amending Section 2 of Article 6 of the Constitution of the State of Texas. Section 1. Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring that Section 2 of Article 6 of the Constitution of the State of Texas, be so amended that the same shall hereafter read as follows, Article 6, Section 2 Every person subject to none of the disqualifications mentioned in section 1 who shall have attained the age of twenty one years, and who shall be a citizen of the United States, and who shall have resided in this State one year next preceding an election, and the last Six months within the County in which he offers to vote, shall be deemed a qualified elector, and every person of foreign birth, subject to none of the foregoing disqualifications, who at any time before an Election, shall have declared his intention to become a Citizen of the United States, in accordance with the federal naturalization laws, and shall have resided in the state one year next preceding such election, and the last six months in the County in which he offers to vote, shall also be deemed a qualified elector; and all electors shall vote in the election precinct of their residence, provided that electors living in any Unorganized county may vote at any election precinct in the County to which such County is attached for Judicial purposes. *From: "House Joint Resolution No. 29 to Amend Section 2 of Article 6 of the Constitution of the State of Texas, 20 March 1895/' Archives Division, Texas State Library. 113 114 CITIZENS AT LAST Section 2. The foregoing amendment shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the state of Texas, at the next General Election. Those voting for its adoption shall have written or printed on their ballots the words. "For Amendment to" "Section 2 of Article 6 of the Constitution of the state of Texas." Those opposed to the amendment shall have written or printed, on their ballots the words. "Against the" "Amendment to Section 2 of Article 6 of the Constitution of the state of Texas." The Governor of the state is hereby directed to issue the necessary proclamation for said election and have the same published as required by the Constitution and laws of the state. ...

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ISBN
9781623493684
Related ISBN
9781623493653
MARC Record
OCLC
954671611
Pages
268
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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