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§ 9-304. Qualifications for absentee voting

West's Annotated Code of MarylandElection Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Election Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 9. Voting (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Absentee Voting (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Election Law, § 9-304
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 33, § 9-304
§ 9-304. Qualifications for absentee voting
An individual may vote by absentee ballot except to the extent preempted under an applicable federal law.

Credits

Added as Art. 33, § 9-304, by Acts 1998, c. 585, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2001, c. 200, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2001. Transferred to Election Law § 9-304 by Acts 2002, c. 291, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2003. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 291, § 4, eff. Jan. 1, 2003; Acts 2006, c. 6, § 1, eff. Feb. 17, 2006.
Formerly Art. 33, § 9-304.

Editors' Notes

LEGISLATIVE NOTES
Revisor's Note (Acts 2002, c. 291):
This section formerly was Art. 33, § 9-304.
No changes are made.
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
2002 Legislation
Acts 2002, c. 291, § 4, repealed and reenacted this section without amendment.
2006 Legislation
Acts 2006, c. 6, § 1, rewrote this section, which previously read:
“(a) A registered voter may vote by absentee ballot at an election if the voter:
“(1) may be absent on election day from the county in which the voter is registered;
“(2) because of accident, illness, or physical disability, will be unable to go to the polling place on election day;
“(3) because of confinement in or restriction to an institution, will be prevented from going to the polling place on election day;
“(4) because of a death or serious illness in the voter's immediate family, will be unable to go to the polling place on election day;
“(5) is a full-time student at an institution of higher education located outside the voter's precinct but within the county of registration, and academic requirements prevent the voter from going to the polling place on election day; or
“(6) because of employment by or service as an official of the State Board or a local board, is required to be absent from the precinct in which the voter is registered to vote on election day.
“(b) An individual may vote by absentee ballot if authorized under an applicable federal law.”
MD Code, Election Law, § 9-304, MD ELEC LAW § 9-304
Current through all legislation from the 2018 Regular Session of the General Assembly
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