Tag: Linda Lamone

State board gives local election officials 12% pay raise

The State Board of Elections voted unanimously Thursday to give county election directors and their deputies a 12% salary increase.

Local election officials have not received a pay raise in 14 years. The board also took no formal action to rein in Lamone’s authority, as some board members had proposed earlier this month.

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State elections board revises fundraising guidelines in governor’s race

New fundraising guidelines affecting Maryland’s gubernatorial primary election appear to make it almost impossible for Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, the running mate of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, to raise money during the legislative session.

The new guidelines appear to show that Elections Administrator Linda Lamone is taking a step back from a highly controversial ruling she made in December, which triggered a lawsuit and was made without the knowledge or consent of her board.

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Outdated Md. voting machines will not be replaced before 2014 election

When the gubernatorial election rolls around next year, most of Maryland’s touch-screen voting machines will be past their prime.

The state is already facing a shortage of voting machines, with only four jurisdictions in the last election providing enough to meet state regulations.

In 2014, voting machines in 23 of the state’s 24 jurisdictions will be at least 10 years old, reaching the limit of the manufacturer’s guarantee.
State voters will have to wait three years before they can use upgraded voting machines with a verifiable paper trail, a delay which is angering election reformers.

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