Maryland voters this fall will decide whether the governor must pick someone of the same party as the attorney general or comptroller if either of them cannot complete their elected terms.
A special election would follow the next year to complete the term, according to the terms of the proposed constitutional amendment voters are set to consider Nov. 8.
Voting down the measure would allow the governor to make the temporary appointment without regard for party affiliation.
State Del. David Moon (D-20), whose district includes Takoma Park, authored House Bill 260, a constitutional amendment which passed the General Assembly this year and now is up for a statewide referendum.
It’s often referred to as Question 1.