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James Jackson, a retired veteran from Silver Spring, said the idea of saving democracy was paramount to him. Jackson said the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in June made him feel democracy was at risk.Read More
The Maryland State Board of Elections can begin counting early mail-in ballots Saturday following the Court of Special Appeals’ decision to deny Republican gubernatorial nominee Dan Cox’s effort to halt the process.Read More
Court approval of early counting of mail-in ballots expected to accelerate 2022 election certification
The Montgomery County Circuit Court decided Friday to approve the Maryland State Board of Elections’ emergency petition to allow the early processing and counting of mail-in ballotsRead More
State lawmakers override vetoes including ‘ban the box,’ Dream Act expansion; the end is near in the 7th District Democratic primary race; debate continues on gun control measure; Delaney drops out of presidential race; bill to allow armed Baltimore County school police officers; General Assembly vacancies filled; Baltimore Clean Air act delayed; grants could help Frederick renters; UMMS trying to recover Healthy Holly money; 12th early voting site for Montgomery; Carroll poll workers want security; editorial on judicial elections; Brown wants border wall security questions answered; assault law proposed for strangulation; cannabis oversight and rights; young Sierra club leader pickedRead More
One of the safest Democratic strongholds in the state – Montgomery County – is being tested this election season as Republican nominee for governor Larry Hogan Jr. closes in on Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for what once seemed like his easy elevation to the top job.
Early voting tallies show Montgomery increased turnout by only a 1% compared to the 2010 gubernatorial election, and that is with roughly 60,000 more eligible voters added to the rolls. Montgomery is far below the statewide average of 8.3% and had the third lowest turnout in the state.Read More
Legislators call for early voting the weekend before Election Day, but elections chief concerned about double voting
Two lawmakers want to increase turnout by extending early voting through the Sunday before Election Day, a move election officials say would wipe out safeguards that keep people from voting twice.Read More
Gov. Martin O’Malley’s bill to expand voting debuted in Annapolis Thursday, calling for more early voting days, same day voter registration and an opportunity for all Marylanders to obtain absentee ballots online.
But critics, including members of the governor’s own party, sounded off about the potential for voter fraud, some even suggesting that certain parts of the bill be delayed until security could be improved.Read More
Maryland Democrats, particularly Democratic women, clobbered Republicans in early voting turnout. It’s hard to say what impact this huge Democratic turnout might have for the final results, since no Democratic incumbents in Maryland are considered vulnerable.Read More
States have tried a bunch of techniques to improve voter turnout on Election Day, and MarylandReporter.com described a number of them in two articles last week. But according to some studies and polls, no matter how easy officials make it, more than a third of the voting age population will still not cast a ballot.Read More
Democrats and Republicans agreed that Internet voting is “inevitable” for the future of America’s election process at a panel hosted by the University of Maryland’s Center of American Politics and Citizenship on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
“Its just a matter of time until people demand that we vote on the Internet. People do everything on the internet,” said Republican Dave Mason, a former commissioner of the Federal Election Commission.Read More
Forty-six early voting centers will open Oct. 27 in Maryland for the 2012 presidential election, but it is not clear that the convenience is worth the $2.6 million price tag taxpayers are paying for the new benefit.
Overall, voter turnout has not increased, and one national study suggests early voting may have depressed turnout in several states, possibly because election day loses its stimulating effect on non-voters.Read More
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