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Sec. 8. The terms of the Members of the Board of Supervisors of Elec-
tions of Baltimore City and of the several counties shall commence on the
first Monday of June1 next ensuing their appointment.
Sec. 9. The vote to be held under the provisions of Section 2 of Article
XIV of the Constitution for the purpose of taking the sense of the people
in regard to calling a Constitutional Convention shall be held at the general
election in the year nineteen hundred and thirty, and every twenty years
Sec. 10. The Governor shall submit three budgets to the General As-
sembly at the regular session of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, in
accordance with the provisions of Section 52 of Article III of the Consti-
tution, for the three fiscal years beginning October first, nineteen hundred
and twenty-four and ending September thirtieth, nineteen hundred and
twenty-seven, and two budgets to the General Assembly at the regular
session of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, and thereafter as now pro-
vided by said section.
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
officers; and the administrative and judicial officers of the State shall con-
strue 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 ap-
pointments by the Governor for terms of three years.
Sec. 12. The General Assembly, at the regular session in the year nine-
teen hundred and twenty-four, shall make such changes in the primary
and general election laws, and otherwise, as may be necessary to carry out
the provisions of this Article. There shall be no election for State or county
officers in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five.
Sec. 13. In the event of any inconsistency between the provisions of
this Article and any of the other provisions of the Constitution, the pro-
visions of this Article shall prevail, and all other provisions shall be
repealed or abrogated to the extent of such inconsistency.
VOTE ON THE CONSTITUTION.
For the purpose of ascertaining the sense of the people of this State
in regard to the adoption or rejection of this Constitution, the Governor
shall issue his Proclamation within five days after the adjournment of
this convention, directed to the Sheriffs of the City of Baltimore and
of the several Counties of this State, commanding them to give notice in
the manner now prescribed by Law in reference to the election of members
of the House of Delegates, that an election for the adoption or rejection
of this Constitution will be held in the City of Baltimore, and in the
several Counties of this State, on Wednesday, the eighteenth day of Sep-
tember, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, at the usual places
of holding elections for members of the House of Delegates in said city and
counties. At the said election the vote shall be by ballot, and upon each
ballot there shall be written or printed the words, "For the Constitution, "
or "Against the Constitution, " as the voter may elect; and the provisions