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Part Two The Maryland Constitution and Commentary, Art.XVII Quadrennial Elections

From: The Maryland State Constitution

Dan Friedman

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 June 2021

In 1922, the voters of Maryland adopted the “Quadrennial Elections Amendment,” also known as the “Fewer Elections Amendment.”1 Although Article XVII has been amended occasionally, the amendments have been minor and largely editorial, while the general outline of the article remains as it was on adoption. 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 provided by law for holding congressional elections, and to bring the terms of appointive...
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