The New Reconstruction Bill.

February 27, 1868


This Bill allows registered voters to also vote for members of the House and is to be reviewed by the House shortly.


The New Reconstruction Bill.-The following section was added on Tuesday by the Senate: "And be it further enacted, That the Constitutional Convention of any of the States mentioned in the acts of which this is amendatory may provide that at the time of voting upon the ratification of the Constitution the registered voters may vote also for members of the House of Representatives of the United States, and for all elective officers provided for by the paid Constitution; and the same election officers who shall make the return of the routes on the ratification or rejection of the Constitution shall enumerate and certify the votes cast for members of Congress." Also, an amendment requiring ten days' residence in the election district of such rotors as offer to vote where they are not registered. The bill then passed, and goes to the House.
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“The New Reconstruction Bill.,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed July 20, 2019,