Members of Congress and holders of Federal offices are ineligible as electors.
The governor is elected for a term of four years but is ineligible for the next succeeding term.
It was not till 1873 that an act was passed making members of the local legislatures ineligible for seats in the House of Commons.
By its terms office-holders were made ineligible for seats in the legislature, and no member of the legislature could be appointed to any civil office under the government during the term for which he had been elected.
He was legally ineligible for the consulship, having held none of the lower offices of state and being under age.