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§ 3-302. Registration closing

West's Annotated Code of MarylandElection LawEffective: January 1, 2016

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Election Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Voter Registration (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Administration of Registration (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 1, 2016
MD Code, Election Law, § 3-302
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 33, § 3-302
§ 3-302. Registration closing
When registration is closed
(a) Except as provided under § 3-305 of this subtitle, registration is closed beginning at 9 p.m. on the 21st day preceding an election until the 11th day after that election.
Receipt of applications after registration is closed
(b) A voter registration application received when registration is closed shall be accepted and retained by a local board, but the registration of the applicant does not become effective until registration reopens.
Applications considered timely received for next election
(c) A voter registration application that is received by the local board after the close of registration shall be considered timely received for the next election provided:
(1) there is sufficient evidence, as determined by the local board pursuant to regulations adopted by the State Board, that the application was mailed on or before registration was closed for that election; or
(2) the application was submitted by the voter to the Motor Vehicle Administration, a voter registration agency, another local board, or the State Board prior to the close of registration.

Credits

Added as Art. 33, § 3-302, by Acts 1998, c. 585, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 1998, c. 586, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1999; Acts 1999, c. 34, § 1, eff. April 13, 1999; Acts 2000, c. 61, § 1, eff. April 25, 2000. Transferred to Election Law § 3-302 by Acts 2002, c. 291, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2003. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 291, § 4, eff. Jan. 1, 2003; Acts 2002, c. 303, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2003; Acts 2010, c. 270, § 1, eff. June 1, 2010; Acts 2010, c. 271, § 1, eff. June 1, 2010; Acts 2013, c. 157, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2016; Acts 2013, c. 158, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2016.
Formerly Art. 33, § 3-302.

Editors' Notes

LEGISLATIVE NOTES
Revisor's Note (Acts 2002, c. 291):
This section formerly was Art. 33, § 3-302.
No changes are made.
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
2002 Legislation
Acts 2002, c. 291, § 4, repealed and reenacted this section without amendment.
Acts 2002, c. 303, § 2, rewrote subsec. (a), which previously read:
“(a)(1) Registration is closed between 9 p.m. on the 5th Monday preceding any primary election, special primary election, general election, or special election and the 11th day after that election.
“(2) Beginning with the primary election in 2000, and for any subsequent election prior to the primary election in 2002, registration is closed beginning at 9 p.m. on the 25th day preceding the election until the 11th day after that election.
“(3) Beginning with the primary election in 2002, and for any subsequent election, registration is closed beginning at 9 p.m. on the 21st day preceding an election until the 11th day after that election.”
2010 Legislation
Acts 2010, c. 270, § 1, and Acts 2010, c. 271, § 1, repealed and reenacted the section without amendment.
2013 Legislation
Acts 2013, c. 157, § 2, and Acts 2013, c. 158, § 2, in subsec. (a), substituted “Except as provided under § 3-305 of this subtitle, registration is closed” for “Registration is closed”.
MD Code, Election Law, § 3-302, MD ELEC LAW § 3-302
Current through all legislation from the 2018 Regular Session of the General Assembly
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