900 LAWS OF MARYLAND [CH. 392
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
22-1. General provisions.
(a) Elections of Representatives of this State in the Congress of
the United States shall be held on the Tuesday next after the first
Monday in the month of November every two years commencing
in the year 1966, and taking place every second year thereafter.
(b) If a vacancy should occur by death, resignation or otherwise,
at such a period as to make it necessary that a Representative or
Representatives in Congress from this State should be chosen before
the regular time for such election, the Governor shall by proclama-
tion direct that a special election be held to fill such vacancy. Such
proclamation shall require at least twenty days' public notice of
such election, (to be given by the boards of the respective counties)
comprising the congressional district in which such vacancy may
22-2. Number of districts.
(a) The State of Maryland is divided into eight districts for the
choosing of eight Representatives in the House of Representatives of
the Congress of the United States. The districts are numbered re-
spectively from one to eight, and each is entitled to choose one
Representative in the House of Representatives. The boundaries of
the various districts shall be as follows:
(b) First Congressional District.
(c) Second Congressional District.
(d) Third Congressional District.
(e) Fourth Congressional District.
(f) Fifth Congressional District.
(g) Sixth Congressional District,
(h) Seventh Congressional District,
(i) Eighth Congressional District.
23-1. Certification of questions.
(a) Whenever a proposed Constitution or constitutional amend-
ment or other question is to be submitted for popular approval to
the voters of the State or local subdivisions thereof, the Secretary
of State shall certify the same to the boards on or before the fourth
Monday in the month of July. Thereupon the board shall include
the same in the publication provided for in Sec. 8-5 of this Article.
If questions of local concern are to be submitted for approval to
the vote of the people of a county or a municipality the same shall
be certified to the boards within said period by the county commis-
sioners, county councils or treasurer of the City of Baltimore, as the
case may be, and shall be advertised as herein provided in the case
of nominees for county or city offices.
(b) Questions arising under Article XIA of the Constitution of
Maryland (including demands or petitions for the election of a charter
board, amendments to any charter previously adopted, and any pro-
posed charter or form of government) shall be filed with the board,
mayor of Baltimore City, or president of the board of county com-