Making the Secretary of State Appointed

Making the Secretary of State Appointed

S.70 proposes an amendment to make the Secretary of State appointed by the Governor and not elected by the general population. As an executive office (and a largely administrative one at that) the Secretary of State should be selected by the Governor. As with other proposed amendments making constitutional officers appointed rather than elected this amendment would retain some power in the legislature by allowing the Senate advice and consent to the Governor’s appointment, and by allowing the General Assembly to set the qualifications of the office.

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