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§ 1. Elections by ballot; qualifications to vote

West's Annotated Code of MarylandConstitution of Maryland Adopted by Convention of 1867Effective: December 5, 2018

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Constitution of Maryland Adopted by Convention of 1867
Article I. Elective Franchise
Effective: December 5, 2018
MD Constitution, Art. 1, § 1
§ 1. Elections by ballot; qualifications to vote
All elections shall be by ballot. Except as provided in Section 2A or Section 3 of this article, every citizen of the United States, of the age of 18 years or upwards, who is a resident of the State as of the time for the closing of registration next preceding the election, shall be entitled to vote in the ward or election district in which the citizen resides at all elections to be held in this State. A person once entitled to vote in any election district, shall be entitled to vote there until the person shall have acquired a residence in another election district or ward in this State.


Acts 1956, c. 99, ratified Nov. 6, 1956. Amended by Acts 1969, c. 784, ratified Nov. 3, 1970; Acts 1977, c. 681, ratified Nov. 7, 1978; Acts 2007, c. 513, § 1, ratified Nov. 4, 2008; Acts 2018, c. 855, § 1, ratified Dec. 5, 2018.
MD Constitution, Art. 1, § 1, MD CONST Art. 1, § 1
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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