Maryland State Board of Elections
Maryland State Board of Elections

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland State Board of Elections released the following statement in response to today’s ballot litigation ruling handed down by the Maryland Court of appeals:

The Maryland State Board of Elections (SBE) is pleased the Court of Appeals has upheld the Circuit Court’s ruling to permit local elections officials to begin statewide canvassing of mail-in ballots prior to Election Day.

This decision will be instrumental in assisting local election officials complete the timely canvassing and tabulation of these ballots and meet all relevant statutory deadlines.

SBE and local boards of elections have begun implementing the pre-Election Day canvassing protocols established during the 2020 General Election. These best practices will provide the foundation for the canvassing process throughout the 2022 General Election.

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  1. “Covid protocols” are unnecessary and opens up the process to fraud. Why do they need extra time that they did not need before 2020?

      1. Oops…looks like I’ve annoyed someone again but pointing out his general inabilities.

  2. its ok if you think abortion is being made far more of an election issue than it actually is. its ok if you think theres far more to be concerned about, far more on the table than abortion.

  3. Things went very well for hundreds of years when we had ONE DAY voting!
    All of the mail in ballots had to be in by election day or they were not valid!
    All of the ballots were counted by 11pm on election day and we knew the winners that night!
    All of this controversy came about when YOU voted to allow the democrats to change everything!!!

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