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Joint Comm. on Choice of U.S. Representatives. Act on election of U.S. Representatives, 1832
Senate No. 33 On March 9, 1832 a Joint Committee of seven men presented An Act to divide the Commonwealth into districts for the choice of
Representatives in the Congress of the United States and prescribing the mode of election, 1832. The twelve districts were listed, with one representative for
each on pages 4-6. Voters were to assemble on the second Monday of November to vote. The local authorities counted the votes and wrote up the result
which was transmitted to the Sheriff who carried the results to the Secretary of the Commonwealth. The Governor would notify the winner. However,
if there was no majority, there would be a second vote. When a vacancy occurred, another election would be held. Pages 11-15 have a list of the
districts and towns with population numbers. Page 16 is a recapitulation of those numbers. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by
the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   Ordered, that the joint committee appointed to consider the expediency of altering the laws for the choice of representatives to Congress, be instructed to consider the expediency of districting the Commonwealth anew for that purpose.
OCLC Number:   1391637221
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