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§ 1-201. Statement of purpose

West's Annotated Code of MarylandElection Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Election Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 1. Definitions and General Provisions
Subtitle 2. Statement of Purpose (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Election Law, § 1-201
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 33, § 1-201
§ 1-201. Statement of purpose
The intention of this article is that the conduct of elections should inspire public confidence and trust by assuring that:
(1) all persons served by the election system are treated fairly and equitably;
(2) all qualified persons may register and vote and that those who are not qualified do not vote;
(3) those who administer elections are well-trained, that they serve both those who vote and those who seek votes, and that they put the public interest ahead of partisan interests;
(4) full information on elections is provided to the public, including disclosure of campaign receipts and expenditures;
(5) citizen convenience is emphasized in all aspects of the election process;
(6) security and integrity are maintained in the casting of ballots, canvass of votes, and reporting of election results;
(7) the prevention of fraud and corruption is diligently pursued; and
(8) any offenses that occur are prosecuted.


Added as Art. 33, § 1-201, by Acts 1998, c. 585, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1999. Transferred to Election Law § 1-201 by Acts 2002, c. 291, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2003. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 291, § 4, eff. Jan. 1, 2003.
Formerly Art. 33, § 1-201.
MD Code, Election Law, § 1-201, MD ELEC LAW § 1-201
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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