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Part Two The North Dakota Constitution and Commentary, Art.V Executive Branch

From: The North Dakota State Constitution

James E. Leahy

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

The executive power is vested in the governor, who shall reside in the state capital and shall hold the office for the term of four years beginning in the year 2000, and until a successor is elected and qualified. Although the constitution does not specify when the term of the governor begins, the Legislature has provided that the term of all state officers begin on January 1 next succeeding the election.1 The Court discussed the question of when the governor’s term begins when Governor Allen I. Olson claimed he was entitled to remain in office until January 5,...
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