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Maryland senators recommend ways to avoid election problems

Sen. Bill Ferguson speaks in an interview Jan. 2, 2020 in his office in Annapolis. (The Daily Record / Jason Whong)

Two leading Maryland senators urged the state on Tuesday to prepare for a “hybrid mail-in preferred" November election in which voters can cast ballots by mail or in person with early voting, bidding to avoid the problems that arose in this month's primary.

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Md. reaches 5,000-signature accord with political parties

A line of full ballot boxes at a polling place in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore city. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

The Green and Libertarian parties will each need to garner 5,000 signatures – half of the required 10,000 — by Aug. 3 to have their candidate’s names on November’s general election ballot. The revised requirement is part of a settlement ...

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Maryland election officials questioned on primary problems

"We are committed to making the changes needed and ensuring that the mistakes are not repeated because we want to have a very successful November election," says Maryland Elections Administrator Linda Lamone. (File Photo)

Maryland election officials faced criticism Tuesday from lawmakers who questioned them about problems with the state's mostly mail-in primary, at a hearing to explore ways to make mail-in voting trouble free in November if it's required again by the virus outbreak.

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Judge preserves blind voters’ ADA suit, declines to issue injunction

A line of voting booths in the 3rd district of Baltimore City on primary election day in April, 2016. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

A federal judge last week denied a request by blind voters to mandate the use of accessible devices by all Maryland voters in 2020 elections, a change that could carry a $9.7 million price tag. However, the judge refused to ...

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Board of Elections, blind voters debate efficacy of policy changes

In this Sept. 20, 2018 photo, voting booths stand ready in downtown Minneapolis for the opening of early voting in Minnesota.(AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

Maryland State Board of Elections officials are seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit by blind voters, arguing that the voters’ complaints of “two separate and unequal voting systems” have been addressed by a new policy for the 2020 election. The lawsuit, filed ...

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Blind voters sue Maryland over its paper ballot system

In this Sept. 20, 2018 photo, voting booths stand ready in downtown Minneapolis for the opening of early voting in Minnesota.(AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

The National Federation of the Blind is suing the Maryland State Board of Elections over policy changes that allegedly have resulted in “two separate and unequal voting systems” for voters with disabilities and everyone else. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. ...

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