Article II deals with voters and voting, establishing the framework for how the people choose who will govern them. It thus forms a thematic bridge between the previous article, which enumerates the rights of the people, and the articles to come, relating to the powers and duties of government. There is no equivalent division in either the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780, which is bifurcated into a Declaration of Rights and The Frame of Government, or, for that matter, in the US Constitution. The inclusion of a separate article on electors may be traced to the...
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