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At the September 28, 2023 meeting of the State Board of Elections (SBE) will vote to approve the final adoption of Campaign Finance COMAR regulations 33.13.21 and 33.18.01.02.Additionally, SBE will hold a discussion on COMAR 33.03.02.01B(1). Under Old Business, SBE will vote on proposed COMAR 33.11.05.04 - Canvass of ballots and 33.11.01.04 – Firearms and Ballot Boxes. The proposed regulations were held for further discussion in prior meetings.
During the August 29, 2023 meeting of the State Board of Elections (SBE)
approved final adoption of various COMAR regulations 33.02.03.01 - .04,
33.02.03.05, 33.12.02.01, 33.17.04.05.03, 33.17.07.01. 33.19.01.01 and
33.19.02.01. The Board also provided final adoption of Campaign Finance
COMAR regulations 33.13.10.05 and 33.13.13.06.
SBE adopted proposed COMAR regulations for 33.11.03.06, 33.11.04.03,
33.15.03.02 and 33.16.06.04. Proposed regulation 33.11.05.04 was held for
SBE held a discussion related to regulation 33.11.01.04 – Firearms and Ballot
Boxes under Old Business and adopted only Section D of the proposed
regulation. The Board requested additional information on Section E & F of
the proposed regulations from the Assistant Attorney General for
consideration in September.
At its June 20, 2023 meeting, the State Board of Elections (SBE) adopted the
following final changes to COMAR 33.01.05.06, 33.03.02.01, .02, .03 & .04,
33.10.01.18, 33.12.02.05, 33.16.02.01 &.03 -.06, 33.16.04.02, 33.16.05.04,
33.17.02.02 &.04, 33.21.01.02, 33.21.03.02 & .03, and 33.21.04.06.
The Board also adopted proposed changes to COMAR 33.01.01.01, 33.01.05.06,
33.02.03.05, 33.07.11.01 &.02, 33.15.02.01, 33.03.01 &.02, 33.17.05.03,
33.13.21.01 – .05, and 33.18.01.02.
Election reform and use of technology are only some of the issues in the 2001 Review of Election Administration in Maryland conducted by the Department of Legislative Services. The PDF report provides a historical background on Maryland's election system as well as future considerations.