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Oct 31, 2012

Judge releases Baltimore Co. zoning petition signatures

A list of about 86,000 signatures gathered as part of a petition drive to potentially overturn two new zoning maps in Baltimore County was ordered released Wednesday by a Baltimore County Circuit Court judge.

Oct 12, 2012

D.C.-area election officials expect high turnout

WASHINGTON — Election officials in the Washington area are preparing for high turnout and confusion at the polls Nov. 6 as voters adjust to shifted districts and new identification requirements. Maryland and Virginia officials said they expect 70 to 80 percent of registered voters to cast ballots, based on the turnout for the 2008 general […]

Jun 10, 2011

Maryland ACLU questions immigrant tuition foes’ process

HAGERSTOWN — A Maryland chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is questioning the legality of an online petition seeking a statewide referendum on in-state college tuition for illegal immigrants. The ACLU of Maryland said Friday it has asked the Board of Elections to scrutinize the signature-collection process for vulnerability to fraud. The group says […]

Jun 7, 2011

Maryland immigrant tuition foes clear petition hurdle

Local elections boards have now counted 21,919 valid signatures on the petition drive to overturn the law granting resident tuition to illegal immigrants, 3,000 more than needed to meet the first goal, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections website Tuesday. “It’s really encouraging to see that the counties and Baltimore City are jumping […]

May 31, 2011

Maryland immigrant tuition foes claim 40,000 signatures on petition drive

ANNAPOLIS — Opponents of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants submitted over 40,000 signatures on petitions to put the measure on the November 2012 ballot, more than twice what they needed for Tuesday’s first deadline. They needed to have at least 18,579 by Tuesday, and Washington County Republican Del. Neil Parrott said, “We know that some […]

Apr 20, 2011

Jody Landers officially announces run for Baltimore mayor

Saying he wants to reduce property taxes, fight crime and eliminate vacant dwellings in Baltimore, Joseph T. “Jody” Landers III threw his hat into the ring for mayor on Wednesday before nearly 75 supporters in Lauraville. Landers, a Democrat who last week resigned as executive vice president of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, said […]

Nov 1, 2010

Go vote for somebody or something

I was disappointed last Thursday, October 25, when I received my Official 2010 General Election Sample Ballot from the City of Baltimore Board of Elections.  I already know about early voting, but it saddens me that many other prospective voters may not have received the information in a timely manner. Early voting was from October 22 […]

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