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33.12.05.00.htm 33.12.05.00. Title 33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS Subtitle 12 RECOUNTS Chapter 05 Recount Procedures ― Optical Scan Voting System Authority: Election Law Article, §2-102(b)4) 2-202(b) and 12-106(a) Annotated Code of Maryland
33.12.05.01.htm 33.12.05.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter applies to the recount of votes that were cast on ballots and counted using an optical scan system.
33.12.05.02.htm 33.12.05.02. 02 Optional Recount Methods.. For votes to be recounted under this chapter, the petitioner shall specify whether the recount shall be conducted by:A. Manually retabulating the printed election totals reports;. B. Rescanning all ballots using:. 1) The same vote tabulating equipment that was used in the election; or. 2) Alternative vote tabulating equipment, if alternative equipment is available and its use is feasible;C. Manually retabulating all ballots; or.
33.12.05.03.htm 33.12.05.03. 03 Using Tabulating Equipment.. A. Scope. This regulation applies when the petitioner specifies that the ballots are to be recounted on vote tabulating equipment.B. Preparation. The election director shall:. 1) Where applicable, prepare the tabulating unit certified for use in the State;. 2) Assemble all materials needed to conduct the recount; and. 3) Appoint the special teams needed for the recount, assigning a team identifier to each (for example, "Team A" "Team B" etc.
33.12.05.04.htm 33.12.05.04. 04 Manual Recount―General.. A. Scope. This regulation applies when the petitioner specifies that the ballots are to be recounted manually.B. Methods.. 1) For recounting a ballot question contest or a candidate contest in which a voter casts not more than one vote, the sort method specified in Regulation .05 of this chapter shall be used.2) For all other contests, the tally method specified in Regulation .06 of this chapter shall be used.C. Preparation. The election director shall:.
33.12.05.05.htm 33.12.05.05. 05 Manual Recount―Sort Method.. A. Sorting.. 1) One team member shall sort and the other team member shall watch to ensure accuracy.. 2) The ballots shall be sorted as follows:. a) A batch for each candidate or ballot question response selected by the voter;. b) A batch for ballots without a vote for the contest being tabulated;. c) For general elections, a batch for ballots for each officially filed write-in candidate; and.
33.12.05.06.htm 33.12.05.06. 06 Manual Recount―Tally Method.. A. Team Composition.. 1) For the tally method, each special team shall comprise:. a) One caller;. b) Two tally clerks; and. c) One watcher.. 2) When practicable, the caller and watcher shall be of different party affiliations.. B. Recount Procedure.. 1) For each ballot:. a) The caller shall call the votes cast in the contest being recounted;. b) The watcher shall ensure the accuracy of the calling; and.
33.12.05.9999.htm 33.12.05.9999. 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 as an emergency provision effective October 22, 2004 (31:23 Md. R. 1650) amended permanently effective February 14, 2005 (32:3 Md. R. 290)Regulation .01 amended as an emergency provision effective October 31, 2008 (35:24 Md. R. 2074) amen
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