Maryland draws new congressional and legislative districts every ten years, to update the maps for population changes. District maps are supposed to reflect the ideal of "one person, one vote." But Maryland ranks worst in the nation when it comes to the compactness of its new Congressional districts. Four of our eight districts (50%) are among the most gerrymandered in the country. Learn More ›
Common Cause Maryland believes that the most fundamental right granted to a citizen in our democracy is the right to vote and to have that vote counted. With an eye toward the future, we are constantly developing new ways to broaden Maryland's electorate by making elections free, fair, and accessible for all citizens.
Maryland took a huge step forward in 2013 by expanding early voting and allowing citizens to register to vote during early voting. We are working to ensure that in 2014 Marylanders have positive experiences at the polls. We are also making sure that Maryland stays on track to get new, secure voting machines in place by 2016.
All citizens should have equal opportunity to register, vote for the candidate of their choice, and ensure their vote is counted.