Ch. 119 1999 LAWS OF MARYLAND
Except for a special election that may be authorized to fill a vacancy in a County
Council under Article XI-A, Section 3 of the Constitution, 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.
All State and county officers elected by qualified voters (except judges of the
Circuit Courts, judges of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, judges of the Court of
Appeals and judges of any intermediate courts of appeal) shall hold office for terms of
four years, and until their successors shall qualify.
All officers to be appointed by the Governor shall hold office for the terms fixed
by law. All officers appointed by County Commissioners shall hold office for terms of
four years, unless otherwise duly changed by law.
Sections 1, 2, 3, and 5 of this Article do not apply or refer to:
(1) members of any elective local board of education; OR
COUNTY OFFICERS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FORCECIL COUNTY.
SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That the General Assembly
determines that the amendment to the Constitution of Maryland proposed by this Act
affects only one county and that the provisions of Article XIV, Section 1 of the
Constitution concerning local approval of constitutional amendments apply.
SECTION 3. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That the aforegoing section
proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of Maryland shall be submitted to the
legal and qualified voters of this State at the next general election to be held in
November, 2000 for their adoption or rejection in pursuance of directions contained in
Article XIV of the Constitution of this State. At that general election, the vote on this
proposed amendment to the Constitution shall be by ballot, and upon each ballot
there shall be printed the words "For the Constitutional Amendments" and "Against
the Constitutional Amendments," as now provided by law. Immediately after the
election, all returns shall be made to the Governor of the vote for and against the
proposed amendment, as directed by Article XIV of the Constitution, and further
proceedings had in accordance with Article XIV.
Approved April 27, 1999.
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