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§ 8-505. Meetings of presidential electors

West's Annotated Code of MarylandElection Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Election Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Elections (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Presidential Elections (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Election Law, § 8-505
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 33, § 8-505
§ 8-505. Meetings of presidential electors
<Section effective until occurrence of contingency specified in Acts 2007, c. 43, § 3, and Acts 2007, c. 44, § 3. See, also, section effective upon occurrence of contingency specified in Acts 2007, c. 43, § 3, and Acts 2007, c. 44, § 3.>
Time and place of meetings
(a)(1) The individuals elected to the office of presidential elector shall meet in the State House in the City of Annapolis on the day provided by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
(2) The conduct of the meeting shall be consistent with the requirements of federal law.
(b)(1) Before proceeding to perform the duties of their office, the presidential electors who are present shall fill any vacancy in the office of elector, whether the vacancy is caused by absence or other reason.
(2) An individual appointed to fill a vacancy is entitled to all rights and privileges of the duly elected electors.
Voting by electors
(c) After taking the oath prescribed by Article I, § 9 of the Maryland Constitution before the Clerk of the Court of Appeals or, in the Clerk's absence, before one of the Clerk's deputies, the presidential electors shall cast their votes for the candidates for President and Vice President who received a plurality of the votes cast in the State of Maryland.


Added as Art. 33, § 8-505, by Acts 1998, c. 585, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1999. Transferred to Election Law § 8-505 by Acts 2002, c. 291, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2003. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 291, § 4, eff. Jan. 1, 2003.
Formerly Art. 33, § 8-505.
MD Code, Election Law, § 8-505, MD ELEC LAW § 8-505
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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