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vacancy in either of the offices by death or

otherwise, the Governor, by and with the

advice and consent of the Senate, shall fill

such vacancy by appointment, to continue

until another election or a choice by the

Legislature, as the case may be, and until

the qualification of the successor.......

Sec. 5. The Comptroller shall qualify,

and enter on the duties of his office, on the

third Monday of January next succeeding

the time of his election, or as soon there-

after as practicable.......

Tie Votes and Salaries

Section 4.23. Tie Votes.

Art. II, sec. 4. If two or more persons

If at any general election two or more can-

shall have the highest and an equal number

didates for governor, for attorney general, or

of votes for Governor, one of them shall be

for comptroller shall have the highest and an

chosen Governor by the Senate and House

equal number of votes for the same office,

of Delegates; and all questions in relation

one of them shall be elected to that office by

to the eligibility of Governor, and to the

the affirmative vote of a majority of all mem-

Returns of said election, and to the num-

bers of the General Assembly in joint session.

ber and legality of votes therein given,

The election shall be the first order of busi-

shall be determined by the House of Dele-

ness after the organization of each house.

gates; and if the person, or persons, having

The election of a governor shall constitute

the highest number of votes, be ineligible,

the election for the same term of the lieuten-

the Governor shall be chosen by the Senate

ant governor who was listed on the ballot

and House of Delegates. Every election of

with him at the general election.

Governor by the General Assembly shall be

determined by a joint majority of the Senate

and House of Delegates; and the vote shall

be taken viva voce. But if two or more

persons shall have the highest and an equal

number of votes, then, a second vote shall

be taken, which shall be confined to the

persons having an equal number; and if

the vote should again be equal, then the

election of Governor shall be determined

by lot between those, who shall have the

highest and an equal number on the first


Art. V, sec. 2. All elections for Attorney

General shall be certified to, and returns

made thereof by the Clerks of the Circuit

Courts for the several counties, and the

Clerk of the Superior Court of Baltimore

City, to the Governor of the State, whose

duty it shall be to decide on the election

and qualification of the person returned;

and in case of a tie between two or more

persons, to designate which of said persons

shall qualify as Attorney General, and to

administer the oath of office to the person


Section 4.24. Salaries.

Art. II, sec. 21. The Governor shall'

The salary of the governor, of the lieuten-

reside at the seat of government, and, from

ant governor, of the attorney general, and of

and after the fourth Wednesday in Janu-



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