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33.02.04.00.htm 33.02.04.00. Title 33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS Subtitle 02 MEETINGS AND TRAINING Chapter 04 Election Day Page Program Authority: Election Law Article, §2-102(b)4) 2-202(b) and 10-402(c) Annotated Code of Maryland
33.02.04.01.htm 33.02.04.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this subtitle, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Page” means a student selected by a local board participating in the program to assist the local board and election judges in performing duties in a polling place on election day.2) “Program” means the election day page program..
33.02.04.02.htm 33.02.04.02. 02 Purpose.. The purpose of the program is to provide assistance to election judges in the polling places on election day.
33.02.04.03.htm 33.02.04.03. 03 Administrator to Develop and Issue.. The State Administrator shall develop and issue for local boards:. A. A page’s training manual;. B. Instruction sheets summarizing certain procedures relating to the program;. C. The curriculum for training pages; and. D. A combined oath and commission..
33.02.04.04.htm 33.02.04.04. 04 Local Board Participation.. A. Participation. A local board is not required to participate in the program.. B. Notice of Participation. If a local board decides to participate in the program, the local board shall:1) At least four months prior to election day, notify the State Administrator of its participation in the program; and2) Except as provided in §C of this regulation, implement the page training program developed by the State Administrator under COMAR 33.02.04.03.
33.02.04.05.htm 33.02.04.05. 05 Program Requirements.. A. Local Board Requirement. A local board participating in the program shall:. 1) Ensure each page received the required training before election day;. 2) Encourage individuals at least 16 years old who apply to the program to serve as an election judge in accordance with Election Law Article, §10-202, Annotated Code of Maryland;3) Certify community service hours for those participants that complete their service;.
33.02.04.06.htm 33.02.04.06. 06 Qualifications.. To qualify as a page, an individual shall:. A. Apply to the local board in the individual’s county of residence;. B. Be at least 14 years old by election day;. C. Be able to speak, read, and write the English language;. D. Be available to work at least one full 4-hour shift on election day;. E. Complete the required training provided by the local board before election day;. F. Take and subscribe to a written oath; and.
33.02.04.07.htm 33.02.04.07. 07 Responsibilities.. A page:. A. May work up to two 4-hour shifts at a polling place on election day;. B. Shall serve under the direct supervision of the chief election judges for the assigned polling place; andC. Shall assist election judges with election day duties as directed..
33.02.04.08.htm 33.02.04.08. 08 Prohibitions.. During service on election day, a page may not:. A. Engage in any partisan activity while serving as a page at a polling place;. B. Handle or touch a marked ballot or voting equipment at any time;. C. Use electronic devices inside the polling room; or. D. Work on election day unless the individual has completed the training provided by the local board.
33.02.04.9999.htm 33.02.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 13, 2020 (47:1 Md. R. 19).
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