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Nov 3, 2023

Tiny percentage of Md. voters cast two ballots in recent election, audit finds

More than 100 Marylanders voted twice in the 2020 election, representing a microscopic proportion of the state’s electorate, an audit found.

Feb 21, 2023

U.S. Supreme Court declines Cox’s appeal of early counting in 2022 election

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Dan Cox’s constitutional challenge to the order that permitted the early counting of mail-in ballots in the 2022 general election he lost.

Jun 24, 2020

Maryland senators recommend ways to avoid election problems

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.

Jun 23, 2020

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

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 the parties have reached with the Maryland State Board of Elections amid the governor’s safer-at-home […]

Jun 17, 2020

Maryland election officials questioned on primary problems

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.

Feb 17, 2020

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

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 dismiss the voters’ Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit. The state currently uses hand-marked paper ballots […]

Sep 20, 2019

Board of Elections, blind voters debate efficacy of policy changes

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 last month in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, claims the board’s policies since 2016 violate the Americans […]

Aug 1, 2019

Blind voters sue Maryland over its paper ballot system

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. District Court in in Baltimore on Thursday, claims violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act […]

May 17, 2019

BOE seeks dismissal of lawsuit over Hopkins police ballot question

A judge could rule by the end of the month on whether a new law allowing Johns Hopkins University to establish a private police force can be subject to a referendum.

Jan 18, 2019

New socialist party certified in Maryland

Maryland is getting a new political party.

Sep 19, 2018

Complaint: Independent candidate defied campaign finance law

An independent candidate for county executive in Maryland is accused of violating campaign finance laws by accepting multiple corporate donations from entities sharing the same addresses.

Apr 26, 2018

State appeals ruling to remove Oaks’ name from ballot

The Maryland State Board of Elections must remove former state senator Nathaniel Oaks' name from primary election ballots, a judge ruled Thursday after previously denying the relief last week.

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