Filling a Vacancy in the Lieutenant Governor's Office

New Mexico Ballot Measure - Constitutional Amendment 5

Election: General Nov. 4, 2008 (General)
Outcome: Passed



Constitutional Amendment No. 5 proposes to amend Article 5 of the Constitution of New Mexico to provide that in the case of a vacancy in the office of the lieutenant governor, the governor will fill the vacancy by appointment, subject to the consent of an absolute majority of the senate. Current law does not provide a procedure for filling a vacancy in the lieutenant governor's position.

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