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              HAWAIIAN ISLANDS                               813
ARTICLE 60. The representation of the people shall be 
based upon the principal of equality, and shall be 
regulated and apportioned by the legislature 
according to the population, to be ascertained, 
from time to time, by the official census.    The 
representatives shall not be less in number  than   
twenty-four,  nor   more   than forty, who shall be 
elected biennially.

ARTICLE 61. No person snail be eligible for a   
representative of the people who is insane or an 
idiot, nor unless he be a male subject of the 
Kingdom, who shall have arrived at the full age 
of twenty-one years, who shall know how to 
read and write, who shall understand accounts 
and   shall  have been  domiciled in  the 
Kingdom for at least three years - the last of which 
shall be the year immediately preceding   his 
election - and  who  shall own real  estate within 
the Kingdom of a clear value, over and above all 
incumbrances, of at least five hundred dollars, or 
who shall have  an annual income of at least two 
hundred and fifty dollars, derived from any 
property or some lawful employment.

ARTICLE 62. Every male subject of the Kingdom, 
who shall have paid his taxes, who shall have 
attained the age of twenty years, and   shall  have   
been   domiciled in  the  Kingdom  for one year  
immediately preceding the election,  and shall be   
possessed  of  real   property  in   the Kingdom, to 
the value, over and  above all encumbrances, of 
one hundred and fifty dollars,  or of a leasehold 
property on which the rent is twenty-five dollars 
per year, or of an income of not less than seventy -
five, dollars   per   year,  derived from any property 
or some lawful employment, and shall know how 
to read and

ISLANDS.                                           813
Fourth. That he shall have taken an oath  to  
support the  Constitution   and laws, such oath to 
be administered by any person authorized to 
administer oaths or by any inspector of elections. 
Provided, however, that the requirements of a 
three years' residence and of ability to read and 
comprehend an ordinary newspaper,  printed 
either in the Hawaiian,   English,   or   some 
European language, shall not apply to persons re-
siding in the Kingdom at the time of this 
promulgation of this constitution, if they shall 
register and vote at the first election which shall 
be held under this constitution. 

ARTICLE 60. There shall be twenty-four 
representatives of the people elected biennially,  
except   those   first    elected under this 
constitution, who shall serve until the general 
election for the year of oar Lord 1890.    The 
representation shall be based upon the principles of 
equality, and shall be regulated and apportioned 
by the Legislature according to .the population  to be 
ascertained,  from time to time, by the official 
census.    But until such apportionment by the 
Legislature, the apportionment now established  
by law shall remain in force, with the following  
exceptions,  namely, there shall be but two 
representatives for the districts of Hilo and Puna, 
on the island of Hawaii ; but one for the districts of 
Lahaina and Kaanapali, on the island of Maui ; and 
but one for the districts of Koolauloa and 
Waialua, on the island of Oahu.

ARTICLE 61. No person shall be eligible as a 
representative of the people unless he be a male 
subject  of the  Kingdom who shall have arrived 
at the full age of twenty-one years, who shall 
know how to read and write either the 
Hawaiian, English, or some European language, 
who shall   understand   accounts,    who  shall have 
been domiciled in the Kingdom for at least three 
years - the last of which shall be the year 
immediately preceding his   election - and  who   
shall  own  real estate within the Kingdom   of a 
clear value, over and above all encumbrances, of 
at least five hundred dollars, or who shall have 
an annual income of at least two hundred and 
fifty dollars, derived from  any property or some 
lawful  employment. 

ARTICLE 62.    Every male  resident of the Kingdom, 
of Hawaiian, American, or European birth or 
descent,  who   shall have taken an oath  to  
support the constitution  and  laws  in the manner 
provided for electors of nobles, who  shall have 
paid his taxes, who  shall have attained the ago of 
twenty years, and shall have been domiciled in the 
Kingdom for one   year immediately   preceding  the 
election, and shall know how to read and write 
either the Hawaiian, English, or some European 
language (if  born since the year 1840), and shall 
have caused his name to be entered on the list of 
voters

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