ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT (Chapters 1 through 182)
EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH
DEPARTMENT OF THE STATE SECRETARY
Deputies; power to act in absence of secretary
Section 3. If the secretary is disabled from performing his official duties, his deputies shall perform the same during such disability. In the event of a vacancy in the office of secretary, the first deputy shall be continued in office, and shall perform all statutory duties of the secretary until a secretary is duly qualified.