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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.

Anti-Gerrymandering Groups Call on Legislature to Hold Fair and Transparent Mapping Process after Congressional Map Struck Down by Court

Today, the Anne Arundel Circuit Court of Maryland struck down the Maryland Congressional map on the grounds that the map unfairly favored Democrats.

03.24.2022

Statement on Court Ruling in Baltimore County Redistricting Case

Voting & Elections 03.16.2022

Pending Legislation Could Smooth Change to New Primary Date

The Maryland General Assembly is considering legislation that would ensure State and local Boards of Elections are able to navigate changes being made to the primary election due to redistricting.

VICTORY: Federal Judge Orders Baltimore County to Submit Redistricting Plan that Complies with Voting Rights Act

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD – In the federal court challenge to an illegal redistricting plan, brought by Black voters in Baltimore County and several civil rights organizations, Federal Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby granted a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the County’s plan and ordering them to submit a new plan that complies with the Voting Rights Act by March 8.

More than 100 Maryland Organizations Call on the Senate to Maintain Virtual Access

On Monday February 14th, the Maryland Senate will end the public’s ability to provide remote virtual testimony during committee hearings. 

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