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Voting & Elections 09.10.2020

Expand the Ballot Coalition Details Plans to Ensure Eligible Incarcerated Voters Can Exercise Their Right to Vote

A coalition of Maryland voting rights organizations today released a letter confirming details of a program to ensure eligible voters in corrections facilities are not denied their right to vote. Thousands of Marylanders are eligible to vote but are currently incarcerated.

Voting & Elections 07.31.2020

Common Cause Maryland Urges Gov. Hogan to Reconsider Plans for November Election

Public health and elections experts held a press conference on July 29, to urge Gov. Hogan to reconsider his plan for the November 3 general election.

Common Cause Maryland Recommends Transparency, Participation Procedures if General Assembly Returns to Session

As the General Assembly is urged to return to session, Common Cause Maryland urges the Legislature to adopt specific procedures to ensure transparency, public confidence and public input.

Voting & Elections 07.8.2020

Gov. Hogan decides Nov. 3 election plan – Common Cause responds

At Common Cause, we are extremely disappointed that Gov. Hogan has disregarded the recommendations of local elections officials. The COVID-19 pandemic is not over and most likely won't be over in November.

Voting & Elections 07.2.2020

Gov. Hogan Urged to ‘focus on providing safe options’ for voting in Nov 3 Election

Unfortunately, instead of recommending a plan that would promote social distancing by sending every eligible voter a mail ballot, protecting early vote, and ensuring there are enough polling locations open to prevent long lines, the State Board's recommendations actually create more confusion, bureaucracy, and fewer options for voters.

Voting & Elections 06.26.2020

Governor urged to ‘immediately’ give SBE ‘clear direction’ for November elections

In the wake of the June 2nd primary elections, which saw long lines at polling places, Maryland voting rights organizations today urged Governor Larry Hogan to "immediately instruct" the State Board of Elections (SBE) regarding planning for November 3rd. The groups urged Gov. Hogan to direct the SBE "to mail every active voter a ballot and expand in-person and early voting options."

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