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§ 3-601.1. Correction of clerical errors

West's Annotated Code of MarylandElection LawEffective: July 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Election Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Voter Registration (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Resolution of Registration Disputes and Challenges (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2019
MD Code, Election Law, § 3-601.1
§ 3-601.1. Correction of clerical errors
Clerical error defined
(a) In this section, “clerical error” means an inadvertent mistake in a voter registration record made by an election official or an automatic voter registration agency.
Determination of clerical error
(b) The State Administrator or an election director shall make the determination whether an error in a voter registration record is a clerical error.
Correction of clerical error
(c) If the State Administrator or election director determines that a clerical error has been made, the State Administrator or election director shall:
(1) cause the error to be corrected; and
(2) promptly notify the voter of the correction.
Absence of name from precinct register
(d)(1) On election day, if it is alleged that the name of a registered voter is missing from the precinct register because of a clerical error, the chief election judge shall contact the State Board or local board to determine whether a clerical error has been made.
(2) If the State Administrator or election director determines that the absence of the name from the precinct register is the result of a clerical error, the State Administrator or election director shall authorize the chief election judge to:
(i) issue a blank voter authority card to the affected voter; and
(ii) allow the affected voter to vote after the affected voter completes the voter authority card and provides any other documentation required by the State Board.

Credits

Added by Acts 2002, c. 404, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2003. Amended by Acts 2005, c. 572, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2006; Acts 2006, c. 44, § 1, eff. April 8, 2006; Acts 2018, c. 19, § 1, eff. July 1, 2019.
MD Code, Election Law, § 3-601.1, MD ELEC LAW § 3-601.1
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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