Governor Martin O'Malley today applauded final passage of SB 279, the Administration's voting expansion bill:
"Every citizen deserves the opportunity to cast their vote and be heard. In 2010, Maryland allowed early voting for the first time. Since then, we've seen a large increase -- more than 16 percent of registered Maryland voters in 2012 -- in the number of citizens taking advantage of the opportunity to vote early. Thanks to Senator Dyson, Delegate Cardin, Delegate Reznik, and all of the members of the General Assembly who believe that every Marylander should have the right to cast their vote, we've successfully expanded this process in our State.
"Together, we can continue to improve access to voting and encourage more Marylanders to exercise their most fundamental right."