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Maryland elections board chooses Jared DeMarinis to be elections administrator

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland State Board of Elections has selected a new state elections administrator who will replace a retiring official who held the post for more than two decades. The board voted 5-0 on Thursday for Jared DeMarinis. He has served as director of candidacy and campaign finance at the board for 18 years. He will assume the role on Sept. 1, when longtime administrator Linda Lamone […]

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Judge: Maryland can start counting mail-in ballots earlier

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge has granted an emergency petition filed by the Maryland State Board of Elections to enable the counting of mail-in ballots earlier than currently allowed by law. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge James Bonifant granted the petition on Friday. It will allow local elections officials across the state to begin canvassing mail-in ballots on October 1. The board says the ruling provides election officials […]

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Maryland panel extends deadlines related July’s primary

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland State Board of Elections has extended three deadlines related to last month's primary because it was delayed by three weeks. The board voted Monday to extend the deadline for a candidate to decline a nomination until Aug. 16. The board also voted to extend a previous deadline of Aug. 15 to remove a candidate's name from the ballot because of a candidate's death or […]

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Mail-in ballot request forms being sent in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland State Board of Elections says it has started sending mail-in ballot request forms to registered voters before the June 28 primary. The board announced Monday that ballot request forms will begin arriving later this week. This year, Maryland state law requires that election officials send all voters a form to request a mail-in ballot. Voters who want a mail-in ballot will be asked to […]

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