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33.12.02.00.htm 33.12.02.00. Title 33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS Subtitle 12 RECOUNTS Chapter 02 Initiation of Recounts Authority: Election Law Article, §2-102(b)4) 2-202(b) and 12-106(a) Annotated Code of Maryland
33.12.02.01.htm 33.12.02.01. 01 Petition.. A. Who May File.. 1) In a contest for public or party office:. a) A candidate who, based on the certified results, was defeated in that election may petition for a recount, as provided in Election Law Article, §12-101, Annotated Code of Maryland; andb) An opposing candidate of the petitioner may counterpetition for a recount, as provided in Election Law Article, §12-102, Annotated Code of Maryland.2) In a contest for a question on the ballot:. a) Any registered voter e
33.12.02.02.htm 33.12.02.02. 02 Cost Estimate.. Before beginning the recount, the local board or local boards subject to the recount and State Board shall jointly estimate and inform the petitioner of the anticipated:A. Number of hours needed to complete the recount; and. B. Cost per hour..
33.12.02.03.htm 33.12.02.03. 03 Notice to Affected Parties.. A. Notice Required.. 1) By the end of the next business day following the receipt of a petition, the local board shall deliver to the persons listed in this regulation:a) A notice of recount, in the form specified by the State Board; and. b) A copy of the petition or information on where the petition is posted on the Internet.. 2) The notice of recount shall specify the date, time, and place of the recount..
33.12.02.04.htm 33.12.02.04. 04 Notice to Voting System Vendor.. Upon receipt of a petition, the local board shall provide to the voting system vendor the notice required in Regulation .03A of this chapter.
33.12.02.05.htm 33.12.02.05. 05 Personnel―In General.. A. In General. The recount shall be conducted by the local board, with the assistance of:. 1) The board's regular staff; and. 2) If needed:. i) Substitute board members, and. ii) Additional temporary staff.. B. Compensation of Substitute Members. If a substitute board member participates in the recount, that member is entitled to compensation at a rate established by the local board.
33.12.02.06.htm 33.12.02.06. 06 Personnel―Election Director.. Subject to the directions of the State Board of Elections and the local board, the election director shall supervise the recount.
33.12.02.07.htm 33.12.02.07. 07 Personnel ― Special Teams.. A. Election Director to Appoint. The election director shall appoint one or more special teams, as may be needed for conducting the recount.B. Qualifications. A person appointed to a special team must be a member, a substitute member, or a regular or temporary employee of a local board or the State Board.C. Composition.. 1) Each special team shall be comprised of two or more members..
33.12.02.08.htm 33.12.02.08. 08 Personnel―Instructions; Assignments.. Before the recount begins, the local board shall:. A. Instruct all personnel in their respective duties; and. B. Have them complete and sign a recount assignment sheet, in the form specified by the State Board..
33.12.02.09.htm 33.12.02.09. 09 Scheduling.. A. Start Time. Except as provided in Regulation .10 of this chapter, the recount shall begin within 2 business days of receiving the petition.B. Continuation.. 1) The recount shall continue daily, at least 8 hours each day, until completion.. 2) The board may suspend the recount on Sundays and State holidays..
33.12.02.10.htm 33.12.02.10. 10 When Canvass Not Yet Completed.. If a petition for recount is filed before the official canvass is completed, the local board shall finish the canvass and then conduct the recount.
33.12.02.9999.htm 33.12.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―10 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 .01B amended effective November 24, 2003 (30:23 Md. R. 1655). Regulation .02 amended as an emergency provision effective October 31, 2008 (35:24 Md. R. 2074) emergency status expired January 20, 2009; amended permanently effective March 9, 2009 (36:5 Md. R. 424)
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