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Marylanders who wrote in president vote increased from 2012 (access required)

State election data shows that the number of Maryland voters who wrote in their own candidate for president this year increased substantially compared to 2012. The Baltimore Sun reports that about 32,000 Maryland voters wrote in a candidate for president ...

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More than 800K cast early votes in Maryland (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland officials say the state saw a record number of voters casting ballots early. Media outlets report more than 800,000 people had turned out at polls by the time early voting ended Thursday evening. That’s more than the ...

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Maryland takes measures to increase voter access (access required)

COLLEGE PARK —The state of Maryland, whose voters experienced long lines in the 2012 election, made big changes to the voting system to correct wait time problems and accommodate a group of newly eligible voters: ex-felons. Those that make their way ...

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Early voting ending Thursday in Maryland (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — It’s the last day for early voting in Maryland. Thursday is the last day voters in the state can cast their ballots ahead of Election Day. Early voting polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Any ...

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Maryland officials to discuss voting rights (access required)

LANDOVER — Maryland officials are holding a news conference to discuss voting rights. Attorney General Brian Frosh will join Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks and Sen. Ben Cardin at an early voting site in Landover on Monday to ...

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Maryland offers new accessible voting system for the blind (access required)

Maryland will have a new accessible voting system for the blind this election. Attorney General Brian Frosh is joining with officials from the National Federation of the Blind in Baltimore on Tuesday to demonstrate the machines. New ballot-marking devices will ...

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Maryland goes back to paper ballots for primary election (access required)

HAGERSTOWN — Maryland is going back to basics, with an ink pen and paper ballot, for the presidential primary elections. State Board of Elections Administrator Linda Lamone says that despite advances in digital technology, nothing safeguards a secret ballot like ...

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Early voting for Maryland’s April 26 primary election begins (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Early voting is starting in Maryland. Voting centers will be open from 10 a.m. on Thursday until 8 p.m. Early voting for Maryland’s April 26 primary runs through April 21. There is at least one early voting center ...

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Maryland may ditch touch screen machines for early voting (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s top election official wants to scrap touch-screen voting machines in favor of paper ballots for early voting before the April primaries. The Washington Post reports Elections Administrator Linda Lamone is seeking to ditch the touch-screen machines because ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Instead of veto override, work for meaningful redemption reform (access required)

We believe the Maryland General Assembly should abandon the override of Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of Senate Bill 340 expanding voting rights to felons who have not completely served their sentences. Despite what override advocates suggest, the bill does little ...

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