Skip to Main Content
<< Back | Return to Main COMAR Search Page

10 records match your request.

FileAbstract
33.08.04.00.htm 33.08.04.00. Title 33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS Subtitle 08 CANVASSING Chapter 04 Central Count Procedures Authority: Election Law Article, §2-102(b)4) 2-202(b) and 11-201, Annotated Code of Maryland
33.08.04.01.htm 33.08.04.01. 01 Scope.. A. In General. This chapter applies to all voting systems except as specified in §B of this regulation.B. Exception. This chapter does not apply to votes cast on any other direct recording electronic voting equipment certified for use in this State.
33.08.04.02.htm 33.08.04.02. 02 Special Teams.. A. Appointment; Composition.. 1) The local board shall:. a) Appoint special teams to perform various functions during the canvass; and. b) Assign an identification number to each team.. 2) To the extent practicable, the teams shall be bipartisan.. B. Types. The special teams shall include, but not be limited to, one or more:. 1) Ballot reception teams;. 2) Ballot inspection teams;. 3) Ballot duplicating teams; and. 4) Ballot verification teams..
33.08.04.03.htm 33.08.04.03. 03 Ballot Box Inspection ― Repealed..
33.08.04.04.htm 33.08.04.04. 04 Ballot Inspection ― Repealed..
33.08.04.05.htm 33.08.04.05. 05 Ballot Duplication ― Team Method.. A. In General. If a ballot inspection team determines that a ballot is unacceptable for machine tabulation, whether the defect existed when the ballot reached the counting center or resulted from processing in the counting center, the ballot shall be duplicated by a ballot duplicating team.B. Standard for Duplicating. When determining the intent of the voter who cast the original ballot, the ballot duplicating team shall use the standard
33.08.04.06.htm 33.08.04.06. 06 Ballot Duplication ― Automated Method.. A. In General. If a local board uses a barcode to generate a ballot that is acceptable for machine tabulation, the ballot submitted by the voter and the ballot generated from the barcode must be referred to a ballot verification team.B. Standard for Verification.. 1) The ballot verification team shall compare the ballot submitted by the voter against the ballot generated from the barcode.
33.08.04.07.htm 33.08.04.07. 07 Write-In Votes.. A. In General.. 1) The report of votes cast from the certified voting system shall indicate the number of marks in write-in positions for each contest.2) The local board shall manually tally and record all votes cast for write-in candidates.. B. Requisites for Validity. A write-in vote is not valid and may not be counted unless the write-in vote meets the requirements of COMAR 33.08.02.03.C. Reporting. The reporting of write-in votes as part of the official retur
33.08.04.08.htm 33.08.04.08. 08 Over-Votes.. An over-vote in a contest does not invalidate the rest of the ballot, but only the votes cast in that contest. All other votes correctly cast on the ballot shall be counted.
33.08.04.9999.htm 33.08.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―07 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) ―Chapter recodified from COMAR 33.08.03 to COMAR 33.08.04 as an emergency provision effective October 4, 2004 (31:20 Md. R. 1483) recodified permanently effective January 6, 2005 (31:26 Md. R. 1868) ―Regulation .01B amended effective April 19, 2010 (37:8 Md. R. 624).
<< Back | Return to Main COMAR Search Page