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Session Laws, 2007
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Ch. 513 2007 Laws of Maryland
All elections shall be by ballot. [Every] EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 3
OF THIS ARTICLE, EVERY citizen of the United States, of the age of 18 years or
upwards, who is a resident of the State as of the time for the closing of registration
next preceding the election, shall be entitled to vote in the ward or election district in
which [he] THE CITIZEN resides at all elections to be held in this State. A person once
entitled to vote in any election district, shall be entitled to vote there until [he] THE
PERSON shall have acquired a residence in another election district or ward in this
State. 3. (A) The General Assembly [of Maryland] shall have THE power to provide by
suitable enactment for voting by qualified voters of the State of Maryland who are
absent at the time of any election in which they are entitled to vote [and], for voting
by other qualified voters who are unable to vote personally, OR FOR VOTING BY
QUALIFIED VOTERS WHO MIGHT OTHERWISE CHOOSE TO VOTE BY ABSENTEE
BALLOT, and for the manner in which and the time and place at which such [absent]
voters may vote, and for the canvass and return of their votes. (B) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO PROVIDE BY
SUITABLE ENACTMENT A PROCESS TO ALLOW QUALIFIED VOTERS TO VOTE AT
POLLING PLACES IN OR OUTSIDE THEIR ELECTION DISTRICTS OR WARDS, AND
ON
WARDS OR, DURING THE TWO WEEKS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING AN
ELECTION, ON NO MORE THAN 10 OTHER DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATES SPECIFIED
IN THIS CONSTITUTION. SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That the provisions of Chapter
5 and Chapter 61 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2006, as they relate to voting
on days before the dates specified in the Maryland Constitution, which were struck
down by the Maryland Court of Appeals (Lamone v. Capozzi, per curiam order issued
August 2006), may not take effect even if this Act becomes effective. SECTION 3. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That Section(s) 10-301.1 and
10-302(b)(2) of Article - Election Law of the Annotated Code of Maryland be repealed. SECTION 4. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That the General Assembly
determines that the amendment to the Maryland Constitution proposed by this Act
affects multiple jurisdictions and that the provisions of Article XXV, § 1 of the
Maryland Constitution concerning local approval of constitutional amendments do not
apply. SECTION 3. 5. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That the aforegoing section
proposed as an amendment to the Maryland Constitution shall be submitted to the
legal and qualified voters of this State at the next general election to be held in
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