Arizona Revised Statutes Enabling Act Sec. 19

Sec. 19. That the qualified electors of the Territory of Arizona are hereby authorized to vote for and choose delegates to form a constitutional convention for said Territory for the purpose of framing a constitution for the proposed state of Arizona.  Said convention shall consist of fifty-two delegates;  and the governor, chief justice, and secretary of said Territory shall apportion the delegates to be thus selected, as nearly as may be, equitably among the several counties thereof in accordance with the voting population as shown by the vote cast at the election for Delegate in Congress in said Territory nineteen hundred and eight.

A qualified elector within the meaning of this section shall be any male citizen of the United States of the age of twenty-one years who shall have resided in the Territory at least twelve months next preceding the date fixed for the election of delegates to the constitutional convention, as herein provided for, and who shall possess in other respects the qualifications of an elector as provided by title twenty, Revised Statutes of Arizona, August second, nineteen hundred and one.  Within ten days after the issuance of the governor's proclamation ordering the election of delegates to the constitutional convention, as herein provided, the board of supervisors of each county of the Territory shall meet and authorize and require a reregistration of the qualified electors of said county:  Provided, however, that there need not be reregistration of the qualified electors whose names appear on the great register of said county for the year nineteen hundred and eight, but all such names, together with such as may be registered under the provisions of this section shall constitute the great register of said county and be used at each of the elections herein provided for;  and so far as the same is consistent with the provisions of this act, such registration, as also the making up, printing, distribution, and use of such great register, shall in all respects conform to and be governed by the provisions of chapter three of said title twenty, Revised Statutes of Arizona, nineteen hundred and one.  And the provisions of this section shall apply to all voters at all elections for the election of delegates to the constitutional convention and for the ratification of the constitution, for state officers, members of the state legislature, representatives in congress, and all other officers named in said constitution or in any manner herein provided for or mentioned.

The governor of said Territory shall, within thirty days after the approval of this act, by proclamation, in which the aforesaid apportionment of delegates to the convention shall be fully specified and announced, order an election of the delegates aforesaid on a day, designated by him in said proclamation, not earlier than sixty nor later than ninety days after the approval of this act.  Such election for delegates shall be held and conducted, the returns made, and the certificates of persons elected to such convention issued, as nearly as may be, in the same manner as is prescribed by the laws of said Territory regulating elections therein of members of the legislature existing at the time of the last election of said members of the legislature;  and the provisions of said laws in all respects, including the qualifications of electors and registration, are hereby made applicable to the election herein provided for;  and said convention when so called to order and organized shall be the sole judge of the election and qualifications of its own members.  Qualifications to entitle persons to vote on the ratification or rejection of the constitution formed by said convention when said constitution shall be submitted to the people of said Territory hereunder shall be the same as the qualifications to entitle persons to vote for delegates to said convention.

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