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Sec. 252. The term of office of all elective officers under this Constitution shall be four years, except as otherwise provided herein. A general election for all elective officers shall be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday of November, A. D. 1895, and every four (4) years thereafter: Provided, the Legislature may change the day and date of general elections to any day and date in October, November or December.

Sec. 253. The Legislature may, by a two-thirds vote of both houses, of all members elected, restore the right of suffrage to any person disqualified by reason of crime; but the reasons therefor shall be spread upon the journals, and the vote shall be by yeas

and nays.

ARTICLE XIII.

Apportionment. Sec. 254. The number of Representatives in the lower house of the Legislature shall be one hundred and thirty-three, to be apportioned as follows:

First — The counties of Choctaw, Covington, Greene, Hancock, Issaquena, Jones, Lawrence, Leflore, Marion, Neshoba, Pearl River, Perry, Quitman, Scott, Sharkey, Simpson, Smith, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tishomingo, Tunica, Wayne and Webster, each shall have one Representative.

Second - The counties of Alcorn, Amite, Attala, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Clay, Coahoma, De Soto, Kemper, Lafayette, Madison, Newton, Pike, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Rankin, Tate, Union, Wilkinson and Yalobusha, each shall have two Representatives.

Third — The counties of Copiah, Holmes, Marshall, Monroe, Noxubee, Panola, Warren and Washington, each shall have three Representatives.

Fourth - The counties of Franklin and Lincoln, each shall have one Representative and a floater between them.

Fifth — The counties of Tippah and Benton each shall have one Representative and a floater between them.

Sixth — The counties of Claiborne and Jefferson each shall have one Representative and a floater between them.

Seventh — The counties of Clarke and Jasper each shall have one Representative and a floater between them.

Eighth - The counties of Grenada and Montgomery each shall have one Representative and a floater between them.

Ninth — The counties of Leake and Winston each shall have one Representative and a floater between them.

Tenth - The counties of Harrison and Jackson each shall have one Representative and a floater between them.

Eleventh — The county of Yazoo shall have three Representatives, and the county of Hinds shall have three Representatives, and they shall have a floater between them.

Twelfth - The county of Lauderdale shall have three Repre. sentatives, one to be elected by the city of Meridian, one by the county outside the city limits, and one by the whole county, including Meridian.

Thirteenth -- The county of Adams, outside of the city of Natchez, shall have one Representative, and the city of Natchez one Representative.

Fourteenth — The county of Lowndes shall have three Representatives, two of whom shall be elected by that part of the county east of the Tombigbee river, and one by that portion of the county west of said river.

Fifteenth - The county of Oktibbeha shall have two Representatives, one of whom shall be elected by that portion of the county east of the line running north and south between ranges thirteen and fourteen, and the other by that portion of the county west of said line.

Sixteenth - The county of Lee shall have two Representatives, the county of Itawamba one, and a floater between them.

Seventeenth-In counties divided into legislative districts, any citizen of the county eligible for election to the House of Representatives shall be eligible to represent any district thereof.

The Senate.

Sec. 255. The number of Senators shall be forty-five and are apportioned as follows:

First -- The counties of Hancock, Harrison and Jackson shall constitute the first district, and elect one Senator.

Second — The counties of Wayne, Jones, Perry and Greene the second district, and elect one Senator.

Third — The counties of Jasper and Clarke the third district, and elect one Senator.

Fourth — The counties of Simpson, Covington, Marion and Pearl River the fourth district, and elect one Senator.

Fifth The counties of Rankin and Smith the fifth district, and elect one Senator.

Sixth The counties of Pike and Franklin the sixth district, and elect one Senator.

Seventh -- The counties of Amite and Wilkinson the seventh district, and elect one Senator.

Eighth The counties of Lincoln and Lawrence the eighth district, and elect one Senator.

Ninth — The county of Adams the ninth district, and elect one Senator.

Tenth The counties of Claiborne and Jefferson the tenth district, and elect one Senator.

Eleventh -- The county of Copiah the eleventh district, and elect one Senator.

Twelfth - The counties of Hinds and Warren the twelfth district, and elect one Senator each and a Senator between them, to be chosen from the counties alternately, beginning with Hinds.

Thirteenth The counties of Scott and Newton the thirteenth district, and elect one Senator.

Fourteenth -- The county of Lauderdale the fourteenth district, and elect one Senator.

Fifteenth — The counties of Kemper and Winston the fifteenth district, and elect one Senator.

Sixteenth — The county of Noxubee the sixteenth district, and elect one Senator.

Seventeenth The counties of Leake and Neshoba the seventeenth district, and elect one Senator.

Eighteenth-The county of Madison the eighteenth district, and elect one Senator.

Nineteenth-The county of Yazoo the nineteenth district, and elect one Senator.

Twentieth - The counties of Sharkey and Issaquena the twentieth district, and elect one Senator.

Twenty-first -- The county of Holmes the twenty-first district, and elect one Senator.

Twenty-second — The county of Attala the twenty-second district, and elect one Senator.

Twenty-third -- The counties of Oktibbeha and Choctaw the twenty-third district, and elect one Senator.

Twenty-fourth -- The counties of Clay and Webster the twentyfourth district, and elect one Senator.

Twenty-fifth — The county of Lowndes the twenty-fifth district, and elect one Senator.

Twenty-sixth — The counties of Carroll and Montgomery the twenty-sixth district and elect one Senator.

Twenty-seventh — The counties of Leflore and Tallahatchie the twenty-seventh district, and elect one Senator.

Twenty-eighth -- The counties of Yallobusha and Grenada the twenty-eighth district, and elect one Senator.

Twenty-ninth — The counties of Washington and Sunflower the twenty-ninth district; the county of Washington shall elect one Senator, and the counties of Washington and Sunflower a Senator between them.

Thirtieth — The county of Bolivar the thirtieth district, and elect one Senator.

Thirty-first — The counties of Chickasaw, Calhoun and Pontotoc the thirty-first district, and elect two Senators; both Senators shall at no time be chosen from the same county.

Thirty-second - The county of Lafayette the thirty-second district, and elect one Senator.

Thirty-third — The county of Panola the thirty-third district, and elect one Senator.

Thirty-fourth—The counties of Coahoma, Tunica and Quitman the thirty-fourth district, and elect one Senator.

Thirty-fifth - The county of De Soto the thirty-fifth district, and elect one Senator.

Thirty-sixth - The counties of Union, Tippah, Benton, Marshall and Tate the thirty-sixth district, and elect three Senators. The counties of Tate and Benton shall be entitled to one; the counties of Union and Tippah one, and the county of Marshall

one.

Thirty-seventh - The counties of Tishomingo, Alcorn and Prentiss the thirty-seventh district, and elect one Senator.

Thirty-eighth — The counties of Monroe, Lee and Itawamba the thirty-eighth district, and elect two Senators, one of whom shall be a resident of the county of Monroe and the other a resident of Lee or Itawamba counties.

Sec. 256. The Legislature may at the first session after the State census of 1895 and decennially thereafter, make a new apportionment of Senators and Representatives. At each apportionment, each county then organized shall have at least one Representative. New counties afterwards created shall be represented as may be provided by law, until the next succeeding apportionment. The counties of Tishomingo, Alcorn, Prentiss, Lee, Itawamba, Tippah, Union, Benton, Marshall, Lafayette, Pontotoc, Monroe, Chickasaw, Calhoun, Yalobusha, Grenada, Carroll, Montgomery, Choctaw, Webster, Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha, or the territory now composing them, shall together never have less than forty-four Representatives. The counties of Attala, Winston, Noxubee, Kemper, Leake, Neshoba, Lauderdale, Newton, Scott, Rankin, Clarke, Jasper, Smith, Simpson, Copiah, Franklin, Lincoln, Lawrence, Covington, Jones, Wayne, Greene, Perry, Marion, Pike, Pearl River, Hancock, Harrison and Jackson, or the territory now composing them, shall together never have less than forty-four Representatives; nor shall the remaining counties of the State, or the territory now composing them, ever have less than forty-four Representatives. A reduction in the number of Senators and Representatives may be made by the Legislature if the same be uniform in each of the three said divisions; but the number of Representatives shall not be less than one hundred, nor more than one hundred and thirty-three; nor the number of Senators less than thirty, nor more than forty-five.

ARTICLE XIV.

General Provisions. Sec. 257. The political year of the State of Mississippi shall commence on the first Monday of January in each year.

Sec. 258. The credit of the State shall not be pledged or loaned in aid of any person, association or corporation; and the State shall not become a stockholder in any corporation or association, nor assume, redeem, secure or pay any indebtedness or pretended indebtedness alleged to be due by the State of Mississippi, to any person, association or corporation whatsoever, claiming the same as owners, holders or assignees of any bond or bonds, now generally known as “Union Bank” bonds and “ Planters' Bank” bonds.

Sec. 259. No county seat shall be removed unless such removal be authorized by two-thirds of the electors of the county voting therefor; but when the proposed removal shall be towards the center of the county, it may be made when a majority of the electors participating in the election shall vote therefor.

Sec. 260. No new county shall be formed unless a majority of the qualified electors voting in each part of the county or coun

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