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33.04.02.00.htm 33.04.02.00. Title 33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS Subtitle 04 INSPECTION AND COPYING OF PUBLIC RECORDS Chapter 02 Confidentiality of Certain Information Authority: Election Law Article, §2-102(b)4) and 3-506(a)2) State Government Article, §10-613(b) and 10-615(2)i) Annotated Code of Maryland
33.04.02.01.htm 33.04.02.01. 01 Purpose.. This chapter sets out the procedures for when and how residence addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses, as contained in registration records, campaign finance reports, certificates of candidacy, or statements of organization to form a campaign finance entity, may be designated as confidential and precluded from disclosure under State Public Information Act, State Government Article, Title 10, Subtitle 6, Part III, Annotated Code of Mar
33.04.02.02.htm 33.04.02.02. 02 Persons Entitled to Seek Confidentiality.. A. In General. The categories of individuals who may request to have their residence addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses designated as confidential are as provided in this regulation.B. Law Enforcement Personnel. Subject to proof of employment (for example, letter from employer) the following current or former law enforcement personnel may request confidentiality:1) Police officers;.
33.04.02.03.htm 33.04.02.03. 03 Applications.. A. Form.. 1) A person seeking to keep the person's residence address, telephone number, and email address of a record confidential shall apply in writing on a form approved by the State Administrator.2) The form shall be filed:. a) At the appropriate local board if the applicant wishes to keep the applicant's residence address, telephone number, and email address provided on a voter registration application confidential; orb) At the State or local
33.04.02.04.htm 33.04.02.04. 04 Consideration of Request.. A. Discretion Required.. 1) Except as provided in §A(2) of this regulation, the appropriate board shall determine, in its discretion, whether to grant a request for confidentiality.2) The appropriate board shall automatically grant a request made by the State on behalf of a victim or witness under Regulation .02D(2) of this chapter.B. Verification.. 1) The appropriate board shall:. a) Consider the explanation provided;.
33.04.02.05.htm 33.04.02.05. 05 Confidentiality Procedures.. A. Requirement. Each appropriate board shall adopt procedures and methods for ensuring that confidential records are not revealed to the public.B. Protective Measures. Protective measures include:. 1) Maintaining the record in a separate, locked location; or. 2) Requiring a password for computer access to the record.. C. If a voter who is designated as confidential moves to another county in the State:. 1) The election director
33.04.02.06.htm 33.04.02.06. 06 Status Reviews.. A. Periodic Review. The appropriate board shall review all records designated as confidential under this chapter on a regular basis, at least once before each Statewide primary election.B. Review on Request for Access. If a request is made for access to a record designated as confidential under this chapter, the appropriate board shall review the confidentiality designation before deC. Scope of Review. In this review, the appropriate board shall:.
33.04.02.07.htm 33.04.02.07. 07 Revocation of Designation.. A. In General. If, as the result of a review or for any other reason, the appropriate board decides to revoke a designation of confidentiality, the appropriate board shall give the registered voter or candidate an opportunity to:1) Address the appropriate board; or. 2) Rescind his or her registration or candidacy.. B. Rescission of Registration. If the individual rescinds his or her registration or candidacy, the information shall be kept
33.04.02.9999.htm 33.04.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―07 adopted as an emergency provision effective February 1, 2000 (27:5 Md. R. 580) adopted permanently effective April 17, 2000 (27:7 Md. R. 708)Regulation .01 amended as an emergency provision effective July 23, 2008 (35:17 Md. R. 1483) amended permanently effective September 22, 2008 (35:19 Md. R. 1718)Regulation .01 amended effective June 25, 2012 (39:12 Md. R. 746) October 29, 2012 (39:21 Md. R. 1381)
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