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Code of Maryland Regulations

State agencies with the authority to adopt regulations must follow the State's Administrative Procedures Act, State Government Article, §10-101 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland, when adopting regulations. These requirements include review by the Maryland General Assembly's Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review Committee, publication in the Maryland Register, and public comment on proposed new regulations and changes to existing regulations.

The Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) is organized by title, with the name of title corresponding to the name of the agency with authority to adopt regulations. For example, the State Board of Elections is authorized under section 2-102 of the Election Law Article to adopt regulations to implement its powers and duties. Regulations adopted by the State Board of Elections are located in Title 33 - State Board of Elections of COMAR.

The State's Division of State Documents publishes COMAR in two formats. The Division has an online, searchable version of COMAR and sells a printed version. The online version is updated as soon as a proposed regulation is effective, and updates to the printed version are printed bi-annually.

Final Regulations

All final regulations that have been adopted by the State Board have gone into effect and have been incorporated into the searchable version of COMAR linked in the above paragraph.

Proposed Regulations

August 22, 2019 State Board Meeting

Subtitle 02- Meetings and Training

Subtitle 11, Chapter 4- Election Day Page Program

These new regulations were approved at the August 22, 2019 meeting of the State Board. They will be published in the Maryland Register on October 11, 2019. (Date subject to change.)

Subtitle 11- Absentee Voting

Subtitle 11, Chapter 1- Definitions; General Provisions
Subtitle 11, Chapter 03- Issuance and Return

These new regulations were approved at the August 22, 2019 meeting of the State Board. They will be published in the Maryland Register on October 11, 2019. (Date subject to change.)

July 25, 2019 State Board Meeting

Subtitle 19- Same Day Registration

Subtitle 19, Chapter 1- Definitions; General Provisions
Subtitle 19, Chapter 2- Public Notice
Subtitle 19, Chapter 3- Election Judges
Subtitle 19, Chapter 4- Processing New Registrants and Address Changes

These new and proposed regulations were approved at the July 25, 2019 meeting of the State Board. They were published in the Maryland Register on September 13, 2019. The deadline to provide public comment is Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

June 27, 2019 State Board Meeting

Subtitle 16- Provisional Voting

Subtitle 16, Chapter 2- Provisional Voting Documents and Supplies
Subtitle 16, Chapter 3- Issuance of a Provisional Ballot
Subtitle 16, Chapter 4- Pre-Canvass Procedures
Subtitle 16, Chapter 5- Canvass of Ballots — Procedures

These new and proposed regulations were approved at the June 27, 2019 meeting of the State Board. They were published in the Maryland Register on August 30, 2019. The deadline to provide public comment is Monday, September 30, 2019..

November 29, 2018 State Board Meeting

Subtitle 8- Canvassing

Subtitle 8, Chapter 5- Post Election Verification and Audit

These new and proposed regulations were approved at the November 29, 2018 meeting of the State Board. They will be published in the Maryland Register on September 27, 2019. 

October 4, 2018 State Board Meeting

Subtitle 13- Campaign Finance

Subtitle 13, Chapter 21- Online Platforms

These new proposed regulations were published in the March 1st issue of the Maryland Register. The deadline to provide public comment was Monday, April 1st.