2017 End of Session Wrap-up: Elections

The segments below provide a brief overview of MACo’s work in the area of elections policy in the 2017 General Assembly. 

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Voter Registration

Push Icons-DEFEATEDMACo opposed a constitutional amendment that would enable future legislation to create election day registration in Maryland. MACo raised concerns that the eventual implementation of election day registration could prove costly and difficult – potentially increasing voter wait times. House Bill 345/Senate Bill 423 was not passed by the General Assembly. Bill Information | MACo Coverage

Reporting Election Results

Push Icons-DEFEATEDMACo successfully stopped a bill that would mandate election results provided by local boards of elections, acting in their capacity as boards of canvassers, and the State Board of Elections must include results by precinct for early and absentee voting. SB 960 did not advance out of its committee. Bill Information | MACo Coverage

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