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Maryland Manual, 1885
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PART 1.
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.
ROBERT MILLIGAN MCLANE, Governor.
Inaugurated Governor Januarys 9th, 1884. Term of
office, 4 years.
THE EXECUTIVE POWER of Maryland is vested ina
Governor whose term of office commences on the
Second Wednesday of the January ensuing his elec-
tion. Art. II, Sec. I, Const.
THE ELECTION FOR GOVERNOR is held on the Tuesday
next after the first Monday of November, preceding the
expiration of the incumbent's term of office. The re-
turns are to be transmitted to the Secretary of State,
and by him delivered to the Speaker of House of
Delegates. Art. II, Sec. 2, Const.
THE RETURNS shall be opened by the Speaker of the
House of Delegates in the presence of both Houses; and
the person having the highest number of votes, being
constitutionally eligible, shall be Governor. Art. II,
Sec. 3, Const.
IN CASE OF A TIE one of the two shall be chosen Governor
by the Senate and House of Delegates. All questions
in relation to the election and eligibility of the Governor
shall be determined by the House of Delegates. Eve r
election of Governor by General Assembly shall
viva voce, and a joint majority shall elect. If. the
should again be equal, the election shall be determined
by lot between the two. Art. II, Sec. 4,
A PERSON TO BE ELIGIBLE TO THE 0
must have attained the age of thi
have been for ten years a citizen or
five years next preceding his election,
State, and at the time of his election,
therein. Art. II, Sec. 5, Const.
IN CASE OF VACANCY by death
di8qualification, the Legislature, if i
then at its next sesssion, shall elect a
the residue of the term. Art. II, Sec. t,


 
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