The members of the public may address the Board on any item on this agenda. Pursuant to §3.2B of the Board’s bylaws, public participation at a meeting must be pre-scheduled and pre-approved by the Chairman. To obtain approval to speak at a Board Meeting, please contact Donna Duncan at 410-269-2851 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 pm the day before the meeting.
At this time, the State Board of Elections Meetings are being held by conference call and can be heard through a live stream video link that is accessed from the front page shortly before the scheduled meeting time. Public comments for the Board must be provided in writing and can be sent by email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure time for review, written comments should be received no later than 5:00 pm the day before the meeting.
At its October 26, 2022, meeting, the State Board of Elections (SBE) approved
the proposed adoption of Campaign Finance related Regulations 33.13.02.03,
33.13.10.01.04, 33.13.20.03, 33.13.22.01,.02.03.05.06.07, 33.13.23.01 -
The Board also approved final Regulations 33.07.04.02-Election Day
Activities, 33.11.03.06-Absentee Ballots, 33.11.05.04 33.16.06.04-Rejecting
Ballots, 33.15.03.03.04-Polling Place-Reassignment and 33.15.03.07.-
Polling Place Alcohol Beverage License. They also approved final adoption
of Regulations 33.14.01,.02,.03,.04.05-Camapagin Finance-Public Finance
At its September 28, 2022, meeting, the State Board of Elections (SBE)
suspended COMAR 33.11.04.03(1) for the 2022 General Election. The Board
also approved requests for increased ballot marking devices in Baltimore
City, Caroline and Montgomery counties voting locations.
At its September 6, 2022, meeting, the State Board of Elections (SBE)
approved changes to early voting sites, polling place sites for multiple
counties and Baltimore City. The Board also approved election dates for an
extension for the certification and posting of the 2022 General Election
ballots and corresponding the Judicial review of ballot errors to the Judicial
review of the content and arrangement of the ballot – within 2 days after
certification. (Pending litigation may change Baltimore City and Montgomery
At its August 15, 2022, meeting, the State Board of Elections (SBE) approved
the proposed adoption of Regulations 33.11.04.04 – Absentee Ballots,
certified the results of the 2022 primary election for State filed candidates
and approved proposed polling place changes for Montgomery County.
Candidate appearing on general election ballot related deadline changes
On August 1, 2022, at 1:00 pm, the State Board of Elections will meet to
review proposed changes to candidacy related deadlines. The proposed new
August 16 – Deadline for winning candidate to decline nomination
August 16 - Last day to remove a candidate’s name from the ballot due to a
death or disqualification
August 19 – Deadline for central committee to fill vacancy caused by
declination of nomination
The meeting will be held through Gotomeeting and live streamed. Requests
to address the Board and submission of written public comment should be by
5 pm the day prior to the meeting and sent to email@example.com.
At its June 28, 2022, meeting, the State Board of Elections (SBE) approved the
proposed adoption of Regulations 33.11.05.04 – Absentee Ballots and
33.16.06.04 – Provisional Voting. The Board also approved final Regulations 33.01.07.01 - .06
The Board approved emergency precinct and polling place changes for
Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
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.