Sect. 1st. In all elections, not otherwise provided for by this constitution, every white male Citizen of the united States, of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, who has resided in the State, one year immediately preceeding such election, shall be entitled to vote in the County where he resides; except such as shall be enlisted in the army of the united States or their allies.
Sect. 2. All elections shall be by ballot; provided that the General Assembly may, if they deem it more expedient at their Session in eighteen hundred and twenty-one, change the mode so as to vote viva voce, after which time it shall remain unalterable.
Sect. 3. Electors shall in all cases, except treason felony, or breach of the peace, be free from arrest, in going to, during their attendance at, and in returning home from elections.
Sect. 4. The General Assembly shall have full power to exclude from electing, or being elected, any person convicted of any infamous crime.
Sect. 5. Nothing in this article shall be so construed as to prevent citizens of the united States, who were actual residents at the time of adopting this constitution, and who, by the existing laws of this Territory are entitled to vote or persons who have been absent from home on a visit, or necessary business, from the privilege of electors.