Commonwealth Constitution : Article VIII


ELECTIONS


Case Annotations: Bolalin v. Guam Publications, Inc., 4 N.M.I. 176--181.


Section 1: Regular General ElectionThe regular general election of the Commonwealth shall be held the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November in even-numbered years.


Source: Original provision (ratified 1977, effective 1978); amended by Second Const. Conv. Amend. 26 (1985); amended by Senate Legislative Initiative 16-11 (2009).


Section 2: Other ElectionsOther elections may be held as provided by law.


Source: Original provision, unaltered (ratified 1977, effective 1978).


Section 3: Election ProceduresThe legislature may provide for the registration of voters, nomination of candidates, absentee voting, secrecy in voting, administration of elections, resolution of election contests, and other matters with respect to election procedures.


Source: Original provision, unaltered (ratified 1977, effective 1978).


Case Annotations: Sablan v. Tenorio, 4 N.M.I. 351--366.


Section 4: Taking Office After ElectionsOfficers elected at the regular general election shall take office on the second Monday of January of the year following the year in which the election was held.


Source: Original provision, unaltered (ratified 1977, effective 1978).


Case Annotations: Mafnas v. Inos, 1 N.M.I. 101--108.

 

Section 5: Resignation from Public OfficeAn elected public official shall resign from office upon certification to be a candidate for another public office, if the term of the office sought begins before the end of the term of the office held.


Source: Second Const. Conv. Amend. 27 (1985).