Article 2

Article II.

Electors.

Section 1.     Qualifications of electors; written ballot;
                       military servicemen; students; Indians.
Section 2.     Electors exempt from arrests on election days.
Section 3.     Exemption from military duty.
Section 4.     Time of state election; absentee voting
Section 5.     Voting machines.



Article II.

    Electors.



Section 1.   Qualifications of electors; written ballot;
military servicemen;  students.  Every citizen of the United
States of the age of 18 years and upwards,  excepting
persons under guardianship for reasons of mental illness,
having his or her residence established in this State, shall
be an elector for Governor, Senators and  Representatives,
in the city, town or plantation where his or her residence
has been  established, if he or she continues to reside in
this State; and the elections shall be by  written ballot.
But persons in the military, naval or marine service of the
United States,  or this State, shall not be considered as
having obtained such established residence by being
stationed in any garrison, barrack or military place, in any
city, town or plantation;  nor shall the residence of a
student at any seminary of learning entitle the student to
the right of suffrage in the city, town or plantation where
such seminary is established.  No  person, however, shall be
deemed to have lost residence by reason of the person's
absence from the state in the military service of the United
States, or of this State.


Indians.   Every Indian, residing on tribal reservations and
otherwise qualified,  shall be an elector in all county,
state and national elections.


 Section 2.   Electors exempt from arrests on election days.
Electors shall, in all  cases, except treason, felony or
breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest on the  days
of election, during their attendance at, going to, and
returning therefrom.


 Section 3.   Exemption from military duty.  No elector
shall be obliged to do duty  in the militia on any day of
election, except in time of war or public danger.


 Section 4.   Time of state election; absentee voting.  The
election of Senators and  Representatives shall be on the
Tuesday following the first Monday of November  biennially
forever and the election of Governor shall be on the Tuesday
following the first  Monday of November every 4 years.  The
Legislature under proper enactment shall  authorize and
provide for voting by citizens of the State absent therefrom
in the Armed  Forces of the United States or of this State
and for voting by other citizens absent or  physically
incapacitated for reasons deemed sufficient.


Section  5.   Voting machines.  Voting machines, or other
mechanical devices for  voting, may be used at all elections
under such regulations as may be prescribed by law,
provided, however, the right of secret voting shall be
preserved.