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§ 10-102. Alternative polling places for elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities

West's Annotated Code of MarylandElection Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Election Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 10. Polling Places
Subtitle 1. Polling Place Sites (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Election Law, § 10-102
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 33, § 10-102
§ 10-102. Alternative polling places for elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities
In general
(a) If the polling place assigned to an elderly or disabled voter is not structurally barrier free, the voter may request a reassignment by the local board.
Request for reassignment of polling place
(b)(1) To qualify for a reassignment by the local board, the voter shall submit a request in writing to the local board not later than the close of registration for the election.
(2) The request may be made on a form prescribed by the State Board.
Duties of local board
(c) On receipt of a request from an elderly or disabled voter under subsection (b) of this section, the local board shall either:
(1) assign the voter to an election district, ward, or precinct in the voter's county that contains a structurally barrier free polling place; or
(2) issue the voter an absentee ballot in accordance with the procedures established under Title 9, Subtitle 3 of this article.
Issuance of ballot
(d) Any ballot issued to a voter under subsection (c)(2) of this section shall be identical to the ballot used in the polling place originally assigned to the voter.

Credits

Added as Art. 33, § 10-102, 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 § 10-102 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, § 10-102.

Editors' Notes

LEGISLATIVE NOTES
Revisor's Note (Acts 2002, c. 291):
This section formerly was Art. 33, § 10-102.
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Acts 2002, c. 291, § 4, repealed and reenacted this section without amendment.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, in subsec. (c)(2), deleted “, notwithstanding the voter's lack of eligibility for an absentee ballot under Title 9, Subtitle 3 of this article” following “this article”.
MD Code, Election Law, § 10-102, MD ELEC LAW § 10-102
Current through all legislation from the 2018 Regular Session of the General Assembly
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