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§ 9-303. Guidelines for absentee voting

West's Annotated Code of MarylandElection LawEffective: June 1, 2021

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Election Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 9. Voting (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Absentee Voting (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2021
MD Code, Election Law, § 9-303
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 33, § 9-303
§ 9-303. Guidelines for absentee voting
In general
(a) The State Board shall establish guidelines for the administration of absentee voting by the local boards.
Scope of guidelines
(b) The guidelines shall provide for:
(1) the application process;
(2) late application for absentee ballots;
(3) ballot security, including storage of returned ballots;
(4) determining timeliness of receipt of applications and ballots, including applications and ballots for overseas voters;
(5) the canvass process;
(6) notice of the canvass to candidates, political parties, campaign organizations, news media, and the general public;
(7) observers of the process;
(8) review of voted ballots and envelopes for compliance with the law and for machine tabulation acceptability;
(9) standards for disallowance of ballots during the canvass;
(10) storage and retention of ballots following canvass and certification; and
(11) the permanent absentee ballot list.
Periodic assessment and revision of guidelines
(c) The State Board shall:
(1) in consultation with the local boards, assess the guidelines before each primary election; and
(2) revise the guidelines if indicated.

Credits

Added as Art. 33, § 9-303, by Acts 1998, c. 585, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1999. Transferred to Election Law § 9-303 by Acts 2002, c. 291, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2003. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 291, § 4, eff. Jan. 1, 2003; Acts 2021, c. 56, § 1, eff. June 1, 2021; Acts 2021, c. 514, § 1, eff. June 1, 2021.
Formerly Art. 33, § 9-303.
MD Code, Election Law, § 9-303, MD ELEC LAW § 9-303
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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