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§ 8-103. State of emergency declared by Governor

West's Annotated Code of MarylandElection Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Election Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Elections (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Elections Generally (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Election Law, § 8-103
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 33, § 8-103
§ 8-103. State of emergency declared by Governor
Contents of emergency proclamation
(a) In the event of a state of emergency, declared by the Governor in accordance with the provisions of law, that interferes with the electoral process, the emergency proclamation may:
(1) provide for the postponement, until a specific date, of the election in part or all of the State;
(2) specify alternate voting locations; or
(3) specify alternate voting systems.
Other emergency circumstances
(b)(1) If emergency circumstances, not constituting a declared state of emergency, interfere with the electoral process, the State Board or a local board, after conferring with the State Board, may petition a circuit court to take any action the court considers necessary to provide a remedy that is in the public interest and protects the integrity of the electoral process.
(2) The State Board shall develop guidelines concerning methods for addressing possible emergency situations.


Added as Art. 33, § 8-103, by Acts 1998, c. 585, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1999. Transferred to Election Law § 8-103 by Acts 2002, c. 291, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2003. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 291, § 4, eff. Jan. 1, 2003.
Formerly Art. 33, § 8-103.
MD Code, Election Law, § 8-103, MD ELEC LAW § 8-103
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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