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33.11.02.00.htm 33.11.02.00. Title 33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS Subtitle 11 ABSENTEE BALLOTS Chapter 02 Applications Authority: Election Law Article, §2-102(b)4) 2-202(b) 3-202.1, 9-303, 9-305, 9-306, 11-301, and 11-302; Public Safety Article, §14-107(d) Annotated Code of Maryland
33.11.02.01.htm 33.11.02.01. 01 In General.. A. Qualification. A registered voter may apply for and vote by an absentee ballot if:. 1) The voter is qualified under Election Law Article, §9-304 or §10-102, Annotated Code of Maryland; and2) The voter satisfies any identification requirement under Regulation .07 of this chapter.. B. Methods of Applying. An application for an absentee ballot may be made by:. 1) Formal request, as provided in Regulation .02 of this chapter;.
33.11.02.02.htm 33.11.02.02. 02 Formal Request.. A. In General. A formal request for an absentee ballot may be made to a local board only:. 1) On the paper or the online version of the absentee ballot application prescribed by the State Board; or2) On a form provided under federal law.. B. Dissemination of Forms.. 1) Local boards and others may reproduce and distribute the form prescribed by the State Board, but only if they do so without altering that form.2) Website Posting.. a) The State Board shall
33.11.02.03.htm 33.11.02.03. 03 Informal, Written Request.. A. In General.. 1) An informal, written request for an absentee ballot may be made to a local board.. 2) The written request may be in any form as long as it contains all the information required by this regulation.B. Contents of Request. The request shall include the:. 1) Voter's name, residence address, and telephone number;. 2) Voter's date of birth;. 3) Address to which the ballot is to be mailed, if different from the residence address;.
33.11.02.04.htm 33.11.02.04. 04 In-Person Request.. A. In General.. 1) A voter or a voter’s authorized agent may submit a request for an absentee ballot at the local board.2) A request under this regulation must be received by the local board by the deadline in Regulation .01D of this chapter.B. Issuance of Application.. 1) If a would-be authorized agent requests an application on a voter's behalf, but the voter has not yet signed a written agent authorization under penalty of perjury, the ele
33.11.02.05.htm 33.11.02.05. 05 Processing Applications ― In General.. A. Date Stamp.. 1) Except as provided in §A(2) of this regulation, whenever an application is received by a local board office, the election director shall stamp it with the date received.2) An application need not be stamped if:. a) It is received on or before the Friday before the deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail, provided that the election director stores the application in a container labeled with the date the
33.11.02.06.htm 33.11.02.06. 06 Processing Applications ― Change of Name, Address, or Party Affiliation.. A. In General. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, if a completed application indicates a change of name, address, or party affiliation from that in the Statewide voter registration list, the election director shall:1) Process the change;. 2) Send, by nonforwardable mail, the applicant a voter notification card (VNC) that reflects the change; and3) If the change is in the applicant's address:.
33.11.02.07.htm 33.11.02.07. 07 Identification Requirements.. A. Scope. This regulation applies only to an absentee voter who:. 1) Registered to vote in Maryland after January 1, 2003;. 2) Submitted the voter registration application by mail or is required to provide personal identification information to complete a verification inquiry under COMAR 33.05.04.04;3) Is voting in Maryland for the first time after January 1, 2004; and. 4) Is not entitled to vote by absentee ballot under the Uniformed and Overs
33.11.02.9999.htm 33.11.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―06 adopted as an emergency provision effective February 1, 2000 (27:6 Md. R. 637) adopted permanently effective April 17, 2000 (27:7 Md. R. 709)Regulation .01 amended effective September 16, 2013 (40:18 Md. R. 1480). Regulation .01A amended effective November 24, 2003 (30:23 Md. R. 1655). Regulation .01C―F adopted effective May 31, 2010 (37:11 Md. R. 768). Regulation .01D amended effective January 13, 2022 (49:1 Md. R. 16).
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