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Sep 27, 2018

TDR editorial: Keep debating

Depriving Marylanders of multiple chances to hear candidates get challenged by independent observers – and each other – only hurts the state’s residents.

Aug 14, 2018

Poll: Hogan holds early lead over Jealous in re-election bid

Gov. Larry Hogan is on track to become just second Republican re-elected in Maryland, according to a poll released Tuesday by Gonzales Research and Media Services.

Jul 23, 2018

Time to change judicial elections

Although we will never have a perfect election system, our system of electing for circuit court judges (the only judicial level that requires a non-retention election) can improve drastically.

Jun 11, 2018

Supreme Court allows Ohio voter purge

The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven't cast ballots in a while.

May 18, 2018

Board: Primary ballot will have ‘Kamenetz’ as gubernatorial candidate, not ‘Ervin’

Death will not take Kevin Kamenetz’s name off the Democratic primary ballot for Maryland governor -- nor does time permit his former running mate, Valerie Ervin, to have her name added to the list of candidates for chief executive, the State Board of Elections said Friday.

Mar 5, 2018

Md. Senate passed bill that ‘is not clearly unconstitutional’

Legislation could ultimately require candidates for president to release their tax returns as a condition of appearing on the state's ballot.

Jan 2, 2015

Texas city emerges as new battleground on voting rights

Pasadena, Texas is preparing to change the makeup of its city council in a way that city fathers hope fosters new development, but that some Hispanics allege dilutes their influence.

Oct 27, 2014

Board responds to voter complaints about machines

The Maryland State Board of Elections announced Monday that it has examined fewer than 20 voting units after some voters reported that the machines displayed a different candidate than the one they selected during early voting.

Oct 18, 2013

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 […]

Jul 30, 2013

About 1,500 wrongly taken off Md. voter rolls

ANNAPOLIS — Court officials say roughly 1,500 Maryland residents with misdemeanor convictions were wrongly taken of voter rolls over the last six years. The Capital reports that officials didn’t become aware until former Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold contacted state and county elections officials after receiving a letter informing him he was being dropped […]

Jul 18, 2013

Md. GOP to explore unaffiliated voters in primary

A Maryland Republican Party panel will explore the possibility of allowing unaffiliated voters to participate in GOP primaries in the state, the chairwoman of the party said Thursday.

Jul 18, 2013

Eye Opener: Republicans may let independents vote

A few government and politics headlines for Thursday.

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