Tag: state constitution

Constitutional convention unlikely to pass, experts say

It doesn’t look like Maryland voters will decide to convene another constitutional convention because of the lack of attention to the issue, but sentiment on state constitutions changes quickly, several experts on state constitutional conventions said Friday.

The experts spoke at the National Press Club in a forum about the challenges of state constitutional conventions sponsored by iSolon, an organization led by political scientist and Maryland Constitutional Convention advocate J.H. Snider.

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Rewriting Maryland constitution is up to voters, but not many know

While candidates dominate the news, a ballot question that could make a bigger difference than any one politician is at the bottom of this year’s ballot.

Voters are being asked whether Maryland should call a convention in order to revamp the state’s constitution, a question the document itself requires be on the ballot every 20 years.

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