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33.07.03.00.htm 33.07.03.00. Title 33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS Subtitle 07 ELECTION DAY ACTIVITIES Chapter 03 Officials' Duties Generally Authority: Election Law Article, §2-102(b)4) 2-202(b) and 10-301, Annotated Code of Maryland
33.07.03.01.htm 33.07.03.01. 01 In General.. All local boards, their members, attorneys, election directors, staff members, and election judges shall faithfully and diligently perform all of the functions and duties that are assigned to them, collectively or categorically, by federal or State law or regulation, or by any manual, procedure, guideline, directive, or other instruction issued under federal or State law or regulation.
33.07.03.02.htm 33.07.03.02. 02 Election Day Communications.. A. Between Office and Polls. The local board shall assure that, throughout election day, each polling room is equipped with the ability to communicate directly with the local board office.B. With Board Members. When away from the local board office, each board member and substitute member and the board's counsel shall be provided with a cellular telephone, pager, or other direct means of communication.C. Communications Log..
33.07.03.03.htm 33.07.03.03. 03 Board Counsel.. Throughout election day and the ensuing canvasses, the local board's counsel shall be at the board office or immediately reachable by telephone, pager, or other direct means of communication.
33.07.03.04.htm 33.07.03.04. 04 Polling Place Evaluation Program.. A. Establishment Required. Each election director shall develop and, with the approval of the State Administrator, establish and implement a polling place evaluation program using the polling place evaluation form issued by the State Administrator.B. Elements.. 1) The program shall provide for unannounced election day visits to polling places to assess the election judges' compliance with applicable procedures and their general performance.
33.07.03.05.htm 33.07.03.05. 05 Extended Voting Hours.. A. If a State or federal court order or any other order extending voting hours is issued, the order shall be immediately forwarded to the State Administrator who shall review the order in consultation with the Attorney General's office and instruct affected local boards about properly complying with the order.B. Only after receiving direction from the State Administrator or the Administrator's designee may an election director instr
33.07.03.06.htm 33.07.03.06. 06 Return of Election Supplies.. A local board shall establish a separate, clearly delineated area for members of the public and the media so that they can reasonably observe the return of election supplies without obstructing or hindering the process.
33.07.03.9999.htm 33.07.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―04 adopted as an emergency provision effective March 1, 2000 (27:6 Md. R. 636) adopted permanently effective July 10, 2000 (27:13 Md. R. 1213)Regulation .02 amended effective April 19, 2010 (37:8 Md. R. 623). Regulation .03 amended effective April 19, 2010 (37:8 Md. R. 623). Regulation .04 amended effective April 19, 2010 (37:8 Md. R. 623). Regulation .04 repealed as an emergency provision effective June 1, 2020 (4
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