Writing:Authority (state executive offices)

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This section is added to profiles about state-specific offices. This includes articles like Governor of Texas or Lieutenant Governor of Alabama.

This section features the constitutional text that mandates the establishment of the state office. Specifically, this section should identify the specific Article in the state constitution, as well illustrate the actual text.

Main source: all state constitutions can be found here on Ballotpedia.


The STATE OFFICE's powers, term of office, etc. are derived from Article XX of the STATE Constitution.

'''Article X, Section Y:'''

{| style="width:60%; background:#e5e4e2; margin-top:.1em; border:.5px solid #cccccc; solid;"
| Constitutional text goes here.


Below is an example of how this section would appear in an article. See also: Governor of Texas.


The Governor's powers, term of office, qualifications and installation are established by Article 4 of the Texas Constitution.

Article 4, Section 1:

The Executive Department of the State shall consist of a Governor, who shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the State...

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