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'''Election'''
 
'''Election'''
  
The Secretary of State shall be chosen biennially at the first session of the Legislature, by joint ballot of the Senators and Representatives in convention.
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The Secretary of State shall be chosen biennially at the first session of the Legislature, by joint ballot of the Senators and Representatives in convention.<ref name="me">[http://janus.state.me.us/legis/const/ ''Maine.gov'', "Constitution of the State of Maine", accessed March 28, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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'''Succession to the Office of Secretary of State'''
 
'''Succession to the Office of Secretary of State'''
  
If a vacancy occurs in the office of the Secretary of State, the first deputy secretary of state shall act as the Secretary of State until a Secretary of State is elected by the Legislature during the current session if in session, or at the next regular or special session.
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If a vacancy occurs in the office of the Secretary of State, the first deputy secretary of state shall act as the Secretary of State until a Secretary of State is elected by the Legislature during the current session if in session, or at the next regular or special session.<ref name="me"/>
  
 
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'''Records of State; Deputies'''
 
'''Records of State; Deputies'''
  
The records of the State shall be kept in the office of the secretary, who may appoint deputies to that office, for whose conduct the secretary shall be accountable.
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The records of the State shall be kept in the office of the secretary, who may appoint deputies to that office, for whose conduct the secretary shall be accountable.<ref name="me"/>
  
 
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===Amendments===
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* [[Maine Removal of Gender Biased Constitutional Language, Question 7 (1988)]], which was approved on [[Maine 1988 ballot measures|November 8, 1988]].
  
 
==Section 3==
 
==Section 3==
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'''Attend the Governor, Senate, and House'''
 
'''Attend the Governor, Senate, and House'''
  
The Secretary of State shall attend the Governor, Senate and House of Representatives, in person or by the deputies of the Secretary of State as they shall respectively require.
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The Secretary of State shall attend the Governor, Senate and House of Representatives, in person or by the deputies of the Secretary of State as they shall respectively require.<ref name="me"/>
  
 
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===Amendments===
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* [[Maine Removal of Gender Biased Constitutional Language, Question 7 (1988)]], which was approved on [[Maine 1988 ballot measures|November 8, 1988]].
  
 
==Section 4==
 
==Section 4==
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'''Records of Executive and Legislative Departments'''
 
'''Records of Executive and Legislative Departments'''
  
The Secretary of State shall carefully keep and preserve the records of all the official acts and proceedings of the Governor, Senate and House of Representatives, and, when required, lay the same before either branch of the Legislature, and perform such other duties as are enjoined by this Constitution, or shall be required by law.
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The Secretary of State shall carefully keep and preserve the records of all the official acts and proceedings of the Governor, Senate and House of Representatives, and, when required, lay the same before either branch of the Legislature, and perform such other duties as are enjoined by this Constitution, or shall be required by law.<ref name="me"/>
  
 
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===Amendments===
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* [[Maine Removal of Gender Biased Constitutional Language, Question 7 (1988)]], which was approved on [[Maine 1988 ballot measures|November 8, 1988]].
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==See also==
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* [[List of amendments to the Maine Constitution]]
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* [[State constitution]]
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* [[Constitutional article]]
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* [[Constitutional amendment]]
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* [[Constitutional revision]]
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* [[Constitutional convention]]
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* [[Amendment|Amendments]]
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** [[Initiated constitutional amendment]]
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** [[Legislatively-referred constitutional amendment]]
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** [[Publication requirements for proposed state constitutional amendments]]
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** [[Rules about constitutional conventions in state constitutions]]
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** [[State constitutional articles governing state legislatures]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.maine.gov/legis/const/Constitution.pdf Maine Constitution]
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* [http://janus.state.me.us/legis/const/ ''Maine.gov'', "Constitution of the State of Maine"]
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* [http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/const.htm ''Maine.gov'', "Enacted Constitutional Amendments from 1911 - Present"]
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* [http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/const1820.pdf ''Maine.gov'', "Constitution of the State of Maine 1820"]
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* [http://maineanencyclopedia.com/constitution-maine/ ''Maine: An Encyclopedia'', "Constitution, Maine"]
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==Additional reading==
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* [http://books.google.com/books?id=QMxoAgAAQBAJ&dq=The+Maine+State+Constitution++Marshall+J.+Tinkle&source=gbs_navlinks_s Tinkle, Marshall J. (2013). ''The Maine State Constitution'', New York, New York: Oxford University Press]
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* Palmer, Kenneth T. and Marcus LiBrizzi. (1989). "Development of the Maine Constitution: The Long Tradition, 1819-1988." ''Maine Historical Society Quarterly''
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* [http://books.google.com/books?id=AEoWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA719&lpg=PA719&dq=maine+constitution&source=bl&ots=wWiaM7Z_q0&sig=8JvBBdPPFPAiOuCxeffzi0TVplk&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=5&ct=result#PPA721,M1 Hatch, Louis Clinton (1919). ''Maine: A History'', New York, New York: The American Historical Society]  
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Latest revision as of 23:08, 26 April 2014

Maine Constitution
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Preamble
Articles
IIIIIIIV-IIV-IIIV-IIIV-IV-IIV-IIIVIVIIVIII-IVIII-IIIXX
Article V - Part Second of the Maine Constitution is entitled Secretary and consists of five sections.

Section 1

Text of Section 1:

Election

The Secretary of State shall be chosen biennially at the first session of the Legislature, by joint ballot of the Senators and Representatives in convention.[1]

Section 1-A

Text of Section 1-A:

Succession to the Office of Secretary of State

If a vacancy occurs in the office of the Secretary of State, the first deputy secretary of state shall act as the Secretary of State until a Secretary of State is elected by the Legislature during the current session if in session, or at the next regular or special session.[1]

Section 2

Text of Section 2:

Records of State; Deputies

The records of the State shall be kept in the office of the secretary, who may appoint deputies to that office, for whose conduct the secretary shall be accountable.[1]

Amendments

Section 3

Text of Section 3:

Attend the Governor, Senate, and House

The Secretary of State shall attend the Governor, Senate and House of Representatives, in person or by the deputies of the Secretary of State as they shall respectively require.[1]

Amendments

Section 4

Text of Section 4:

Records of Executive and Legislative Departments

The Secretary of State shall carefully keep and preserve the records of all the official acts and proceedings of the Governor, Senate and House of Representatives, and, when required, lay the same before either branch of the Legislature, and perform such other duties as are enjoined by this Constitution, or shall be required by law.[1]

Amendments

See also

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External links

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Additional reading

References