4th Circuit upholds election-only use of Maryland voting list
Maryland did not violate a Virginian’s constitutional right to free speech by refusing to provide him a list of Maryland’s registered voters, a federal appeals court ruled.
Former Baltimore sheriff candidate pleads to campaign finance charges
A 2014 candidate for Baltimore sheriff pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations Tuesday for filing a false campaign report using his treasurer’s electronic signature. Richard Parker, 41, of Gwynn Oak, received a one-year suspended sentence and was placed on three years probation by Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Michael Wachs, according to a news release from the Office of [&hell[...]
4th Circuit revives First Amendment bid for list of Md. voters
A Virginia resident may have a freedom-of-speech right to Maryland’s list of registered voters in his effort to pursue a letter-writing campaign against the state prosecutor who charged him with election-law violations, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. However, that constitutional First Amendment right could be trumped by the government’s interest “in ensuring that order, […]
Judge rules Vignarajah established Baltimore residency, can run for state’s attorney
Thiru Vignarajah, a candidate for Baltimore City State's Attorney, is a resident of the city for the purposes of the upcoming election, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Lawsuit: Jury-duty docs show non-citizens voting in Frederick County
Dozens of Frederick County residents have voted in recent elections despite indicating on juror qualification forms they are not U.S. citizens, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week that seeks to edit the voter rolls prior to next week’s general election.
Neverdon candidacy falls short of signatures; appeal to Board of Elections planned
Russell A. Neverdon Sr., an independent candidate for Baltimore City state's attorney, will appeal to the state Board of Elections a decision that he is not eligible to be placed on November's general election ballot.
Two candidates file for recounts
Tony Campbell, a Republican candidate for Baltimore County Executive, and outgoing Del. Doyle L. Niemann, a Democratic candidate for the Prince George's County Council, both filed requests with their respective county election boards
Judge denies injunction in Va. voter lawsuit
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal judge has rejected a request from Virginia Democrats who want the State Board of Elections to reinstate nearly 40,000 voters who were recently purged from the voter rolls. County officials conducted the purge recently on orders from the state, based on evidence that the voters had subsequently registered in other […]
Top court explains why 17-year-olds can vote in primaries
The state constitution "is not in conflict with" the election law allowing 17-year-olds to vote in primary elections, according to the Court of Appeals.
Md. woman plans referendum petition on gun bill
A Montgomery County woman says she is planning a petition effort to get Maryland's gun control bill put to a popular vote.
Capital punishment gets a new lease on life
Death-penalty supporters on Friday launched an online petition drive to preserve capital punishment in Maryland, one day after Gov. Martin O’Malley signed the legislation to abolish it as of Oct. 1.
Judge upholds certification of gambling expansion ballot question
An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge has decided that the appropriate number of voters did indeed approve the expansion of casino gambling in Maryland on Election Day.