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§ 1. Purpose; definition of officers

West's Annotated Code of MarylandConstitution of Maryland Adopted by Convention of 1867

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Constitution of Maryland Adopted by Convention of 1867
Article XVII. Quadrennial Elections
MD Constitution, Art. 17, § 1
§ 1. Purpose; definition of officers
The purpose of this Article is to reduce the number of elections by providing that all State and county elections shall be held only in every fourth year, and at the time provided by law for holding congressional elections, and to bring the terms of appointive officers into harmony with the changes effected in the time of the beginning of the terms of elective officers. The administrative and judicial officers of the State shall construe the provisions of this Article so as to effectuate that purpose. For the purpose of this Article only the word “officers” shall be construed to include those holding positions and other places of employment in the state and county governments whose terms are fixed by law, but it shall not include any appointments made by the Board of Public Works, nor appointments by the Governor for terms of three years.


Acts 1922, c. 227, ratified Nov. 7, 1922; Acts 1977, c. 681, eff. Nov. 7, 1978; Acts 1999, c. 119, § 1, ratified Nov. 7, 2000.
MD Constitution, Art. 17, § 1, MD CONST Art. 17, § 1
Current through legislation effective through May 8, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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