Maryland has had four consitutions. At the time of the Revolutionary War, the first constitution was adopted by the Ninth Provincial Convention, meeting at Annapolis, in November 1776. Voters adopted the second constitution in June 1851. During the Civil War, the State's third constitution was adopted by the voters in October 1864. Voters adopted the fourth and last constitution under which Maryland government now functions in September 1867.

The Maryland Constitution presented here includes amendments proposed by the General Assembly and ratified by the voters through November 4, 2014.

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