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tion 52 of Article III of the Constitution, for the three fiscal
years beginning October first, nineteen hundred and twenty-
four, and ending September thirtieth, nineteen hundred and
twenty-seven, and two budgets to the general Assembly at
the regular session of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven,
and thereafter as now provided by said section.
SEC. 11. The purpose of this Article is to reduce the
number of elections, by providing that all State and county
elections shall be held only in every fourth year, and at the
time now provided by law for holding congressional elec-
tions ; and to bring all terms of appointive officers into har-
mony with the changes affected in the time of the beginning
of the terms of elective officers; and the administrative and
judicial officers of the State shall construe the provisions of
this Article so as to effectuate that purpose. For the purpose
of this Article only the word "officers" shall be construed to
include those holding positions and other places of employ-
ment in the State and county governments whose terms are
fixed by law, hut it shall not include any appointments made
by the Board of Public Works, nor appointments by The
Governor for terms of three years.
SEC. 12. The General Assembly, at the regular session of
the year nineteen hundred and twenty-four, shall make such
changes in the primary and general election laws, and other-
wise, as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this
Article. There shall be no election for State or county
officers in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five.
SEC. 13. In the event of any inconsistency between the
provisions of this Article and any of the other provisions of
the Constitution, the provision of this Article shall prevail,
and all other provisions shall be repealed or abrogated to
the extent of such inconsistency.