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33.01.06.00.htm 33.01.06.00. Title 33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS Subtitle 01 DEFINITIONS; GENERAL PROVISIONS Chapter 06 Candidate Names Authority: Election Law Article, §2-102(b)4) and Title 5, Subtitle 3, Annotated Code of Maryland
33.01.06.01.htm 33.01.06.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Alternative name" means a name, other than a given name, provided on a certificate of candidacy pursuant to Election Law Article, §5-301(c)3) Annotated Code of Maryland.2) "Candidate filing document" means a certificate of candidacy, declaration of intent, or any other document submitted by a candidate for purposes of having the candidate's name placed on the ballot.
33.01.06.02.htm 33.01.06.02. 02 Requirements for the Use of an Alternative Name.. A. Designation of Alternate Name. The State Administrator or designee shall accept the designation of an alternative name on a candidate filing document if:1) The candidate completed the affidavit as specified in Regulation .03 of this chapter; and. 2) The alternative name meets the requirements established under Regulation .04 of this chapter.. B. Impermissible Candidate Name; Opportunity to Correct.. 1) A determination that a
33.01.06.03.htm 33.01.06.03. 03 Affidavit of Alternative Name.. A. In General. Except as provided in §C of this regulation, when a candidate files a candidate filing document with an alternative name, the candidate shall include an affidavit, filed under penalty of perjury, attesting that the candidate is generally known by the alternative name in:1) Press accounts concerning the candidate; or. 2) If press accounts do not exist, the candidate's every day encounters with members of the community.B. Affidavits..
33.01.06.04.htm 33.01.06.04. 04 Alternative Names.. A. Determination. For an alternative name to be permissible, the State Administrator or designee shall make a determination that the alternative name:1) Includes at least a first name or initial;. 2) Except as provided in §B of this regulation includes the candidate's given last name; and. 3) Does not include:. a) A title, honorary title, or word that gives the impression of a title;. b) A description of an activity, event, or experience;.
33.01.06.05.htm 33.01.06.05. 05 Name Conventions.. A nickname, phrase, or name other than a shortened version or commonly used variation of the candidate's given name:A. May not exceed the character length set by the State Administrator; and. B. Shall be placed on the ballot in the middle name field..
33.01.06.9999.htm 33.01.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―05 adopted as an emergency provision effective July 2, 2010 (37:16 Md. R. 1059) adopted permanently effective October 18, 2010 (37:21 Md. R. 1439)
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