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cast for and against the new Constitution; and the proceedings of said Boards shall be the same as those prescribed for like Boards in the case of an election for Governor. Upon the completion of said canvass and returns, the said Board shall immediately certify the same, in the usual form, to the Governor of the State of California.
Sxc. 9. The Governor of the State of California shall, as soon as the returns of said election shall be received by him, or within thirty days after said election, in the presence and with the assistance of the Controller, Treasurer, and Secretary of State, open and compute all of the returns received of votes cast for and against the new Constitution. If, by such examination and computation, it is ascertained that a majority of the whole number of votes cast at such election is in favor of such new Constitution, the Executive of this state shall, by his proclamation, declare such new Constitution to be the Constitution of the State of California, and that it shall take effect and be in force on the days hereinafter specified.
Sec. 10. In order that future elections in this state shall conform to tbe requirements of this Constitution, the terms of all officers elected at the first election under the same shall be, respectively, one year shorter than the terms as fixed by law or by this Constitution; and the successors of all such officers shall be elected at the last election before the expiration of the terms as in this section provided. The first oflicers chosen after the adoption of this Constitution, shall be elected at the time and in the manner now provided by law. Judicial officers and the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be elected at the time and in the manner that State officers are elected.
SEC. 11. All laws relative to the present judicial system of the State shall be applicable to the judicial system created by this Constitution until changed by legislation.
Sec. 12. This Constitution shall take effect and be in force on and after the fourth day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, at twelve o'clock meridian, so far as the same relates to the election of all officers, the commencement of their terms of office, and the meeting of the Legislature. In all other respects, and for all other purposes, this Constitution shall take effect on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and eighty, at twelve o'clock meridian.
J. P. HOGE, President. Attest: Edwin F. Smith, Secretary.
JOHN FLEMING MONUTT,
A. R. ANDREWS,
W. W. MORELAND,
JOHN B. HALL, THOMAS HARRISON, JOEL A. HARVEY, T. D. HEISKELL, CONRAD HEROLD, D. W. HERRINGTON, S. G. HILBORN, J. R. W. HITCHCOCK, J. E. HALE, VOLNEY E. HOWARD, SAM. A. HOLMES, W. J. HOWARD, WM. PROCTOR HUGHEY, W. F. HUESTIS, G. W. HUNTER, DANIEL INMAN, GEORGE A. JOHNSON, L. F. JONES, PETER J. JOYCE, J. M. KELLY, JAMES H. KEYES, JOHN J. KENNY, C. R. KLEINE, T. H. LAINE, HENRY LARKIN, R. M. LAMPSON, R. LAVIGNE, H. M. LARUE,
D. C. STEVENSON, GEO. STEELE, CHAS. V. STUART, W. J. SWEASEY, CHARLES SWENSON, R. S. SWING, D. S. TERRY, S. B. THOMPSON, F. 0. TOWNSEND, W.J. TINNIN, DANIEL TUTTLE, P. B. TULLY, H. K. TURNER, A. P. VACQUEREL, WALTER VAN DYKE, WM. VAN VOORUIES, HUGH WALKER, JOHN WALKER, BYRON WATERS, JOSEPH R. WELLER, J. V. WEBSTER, JOHN P. WEST, PATRICK M. WELLIN, JOHN T. WICKES, WM. F. WHITE, H. C. WILSON, JOS. W. WINANS, N. G. WYATT.