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Voting & Elections 08.15.2022

Hogan Urged to Authorize Pre-processing of Mail Ballots, SBE encouraged to consider legal action

Common Cause Maryland today urged outgoing Governor Larry Hogan to issue an Executive Order implementing his support for pre-processing of mail ballots.

Voting & Elections 08.5.2022

ACLU of Maryland and Common Cause Maryland Send Letter to State Board of Elections

The groups outlined significant problems that happened during the 2022 Gubernatorial Primary, and proposed changes that would prevent the issues from recurring in this fall’s General Election.

Voting & Elections 07.19.2022

Maryland Election Results May Take Several Days, Even Weeks

Elections officials must wait until the day after polls close before they can start opening mail ballot envelopes and checking that voters have signed their oaths. Governor Larry Hogan vetoed a bill that would have allowed elections officials to begin pre-processing mail ballots before the polls close. 

Voting & Elections 07.13.2022

Early Voting in Maryland’s Primary Elections Ends TOMORROW/Thursday

Nonpartisan Election Protection assistance is available for voters. “Our government ‘by the people’ is stronger and more representative when more people vote.”

Voting & Elections 07.6.2022

Early Voting in Maryland’s Primary Elections Starts Tomorrow

Nonpartisan Election Protection assistance is available for voters at 866-OUR-VOTE. If you’re eligible to participate in this primary, please make sure you vote.

Voting & Elections 05.30.2022

Maryland Governor Vetoes Elections Bills

In one of his last actions on legislation, Hogan has vetoed bills to make what he described as “positive changes to State election law.” The measures would have allowed elections clerks to pre-process mail-in ballots, so they can count the votes and announce results more quickly; created a statutory process allowing voters the opportunity to “cure” mistakes on their mail-in ballots, rather than having the ballots rejected; and provided for precinct-level reporting of early voting, mail-in voting and provisional ballots.

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