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Maryland Executive Department Appointments, Question 2 (1996)

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Maryland Question 2 was on the November 5, 1996 election ballot in Maryland where it was approved. Question 2 prohibited executive branch appointments by lame-duck governors.

Election results

Question 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,105,560 82.99%
No226,64617.01%

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.

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