SB 279 - Amends Early Voting Procedures - Key Vote
Maryland Key Votes
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (101-37) - April 4, 2013
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (35-12) - March 11, 2013(Key vote)
Title: Amends Early Voting Procedures
Vote to pass a bill that amends early voting procedures, effective July 1, 2013.
- Authorizes an individual to register to vote or change the individual’s address during early voting periods (Sec. 1).
- Establishes an online absentee ballot application (Sec. 2).
- Authorizes absentee voting through an online ballot marking tool for voters who request online absentee ballots (Sec. 2).
- Extends hours of operation for early voting centers, beginning the 2nd Thursday before a primary or general election through the Thursday before the election, whereas current law authorizes early voting to begin the 2nd Friday before the election and excludes Sundays (Sec. 2).
- Amends the county population requirements that determine the number of early voting centers as follows (Sec. 2):
- A county with fewer than 125,000 registered voters will have 1 early voting center, but if the county covers an area greater than 400 square miles, then it may establish 1 additional early voting center;
- A county with more than 125,000 registered voters and fewer than 300,000 will have 3 early voting centers;
- A county with more than 300,000 registered voters and fewer than 450,000 will have 5 early voting centers; and
- A county with more than 450,000 registered voters will have 8 early voting centers.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) - Jan. 18, 2013
Title: Amends Voting Procedures
- Joanne C. Benson (MD - D)
- Joan Carter Conway (MD - D)
- William C. 'Bill' Ferguson IV (MD - D)
- Jennie M. Forehand (MD - D)
- Brian E. Frosh (MD - D)
- Robert J. 'Rob' Garagiola (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
- Lisa A. Gladden (MD - D)
- Verna L. Jones-Rodwell (MD - D)
- Edward J. Kasemeyer (MD - D)
- Nancy J. King (MD - D)
- Katherine Ann Klausmeier (MD - D)
- Richard S. Madaleno Jr. (MD - D)
- Roger Manno (MD - D)
- Nathaniel J. McFadden (MD - D)
- Thomas V. 'Mike' Miller Jr. (MD - D)
- Karen S. Montgomery (MD - D)
- C. Anthony Muse (MD - D)
- Douglas JJ Peters (MD - D)
- Paul G. Pinsky (MD - D)
- Catherine E. Pugh (MD - D)
- Jamie Raskin (MD - D)
- Jim Rosapepe (MD - D)
- Ronald N. 'Ron' Young (MD - D)
- Robert A. 'Bobby' Zirkin (MD - D)