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Section 2.08. General Elections.

Art. XV, sec. 7. All general elections in

A general election shall be held in every

this State shall be held on the Tuesday

even-numbered year on the first Tuesday after

next after the first Monday in the month

the first Monday in November. State officers

of November, in the year in which they

shall be elected at the general election in

shall occur.

1970 and every fourth year thereafter, except
that judges may be elected in any even-num-
bered year. County officers shall be elected at


the same time as state officers unless other-

Section 1. All State officers elected by

wise prescribed by the General Assembly by

qualified voters (except judges of the

law or by the instrument of government of a

Circuit Courts, judges of the Supreme

county. If members of any public body serve

Bench of Baltimore City, judges of the

overlapping terms, an election may be held

Court of Appeals and judges of any inter-

every two years for those members then to

mediate courts of appeal), and all county

be elected.

officers elected by qualified voters, shall hold

office for terms of four years, and until

their successors shall qualify.

Sec. 2. Elections by qualified voters for

State and county officers shall be held on

the Tuesday next after the first Monday

of November, in the year nineteen hundred

and twenty-six, and on the same day in

every fourth year thereafter.

Sec. 3. All State and county officers

elected by the qualified voters shall hold

office for terms of four years.

Sec. 11. 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 now 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 of-

ficers; and 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.

Sec. 13. In the event of any inconsistency

between the provisions of this Article and

any of the other provisions of the Con-

stitution, the provisions of this Article shall

prevail, and all other provisions shall be

repealed or abrogated to the extent of such


Section 2.09. Pluralities.

Art. XV, sec. 4. If at any election

The candidates receiving the highest num-

directed by this Constitution, any two or



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