Maryland Executive Department Appointments, Question 2 (1996)
November 5, 1996 election ballot in Maryland where it was approved. Question 2 prohibited executive branch appointments by lame-duck governors.
Text on the Ballot
The ballot summary was:
- Prohibiting a Governor from appointing an Executive Branch officer after a primary election in which the Governor is not renominated or may not succeed himself, or after a general election in which a Governor is defeated, except temporarily upon filing a statement of emergency with the Secretary of State; and permitting the succeeding Governor to replace any such emergency appointment.