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33.21.03.00.htm 33.21.03.00. Title 33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS Subtitle 21 SPECIAL ELECTIONS BY MAIL Chapter 03 Issuance and Return Authority: Election Law Article, §2-102, 9-501, 9-502, and 9-504―9-506, Annotated Code of Maryland; 42 U.S.C. §1973ff-1
33.21.03.01.htm 33.21.03.01. 01 Ballot Instructions.. A. Instructions Required. Instructions for marking and returning the ballots shall accompany the vote-by-mail ballots.B. Form and Content. The State Board shall prescribe the form and content of the instructions.. C. Required Information. The State designated means of electronic communication shall be included in the instructions.
33.21.03.02.htm 33.21.03.02. 02 Envelopes.. A. Outgoing Envelopes. Vote-by-mail ballots shall be enclosed in specially printed envelopes.. B. Return Envelopes.. 1) If a vote-by-mail ballot is sent by mail, the mailing shall include a return envelope for the voter to use to return the voted ballot.2) If a vote-by-mail ballot is sent by electronic transmission, the transmission shall include an envelope template showing the voter how to address the return envelope.
33.21.03.03.htm 33.21.03.03. 03 Issuance of Ballots.. A. Issued to Voter. A local board shall issue a vote-by-mail ballot to a voter or a voter’s agent.. B. Replacement Vote-by-Mail Ballots.. 1) A local board shall issue to a voter or voter’s agent a replacement vote-by-mail ballot if the election director has reasonable grounds to believe that the previously issued ballot is lost, destroyed, spoiled, or not received.2) If a voter or the voter’s agent submits a request for a vote-by-mail bal
33.21.03.04.htm 33.21.03.04. 04 Transmission of Ballots.. A. Method of Transmission.. 1) Except as provided in §A(2) of this regulation, the local board shall mail by nonforwardable mail a vote-by-mail ballot to each voter.2) If a voter submits a timely request for vote-by-mail ballot and requests that the ballot be transmitted by other means, the local board shall transmit the ballot by the method requested by the voter.B. Address Where Ballot Mailed.. 1) Except as provided in §B(2) of this regulation,
33.21.03.05.htm 33.21.03.05. 05 Return of Ballot.. A. Date Stamp Return Envelope. Whenever a vote-by-mail ballot is received by a local board office, the election director shall stamp the return envelope with the date received.B. Ballots Returned Without Return Envelope. If a vote-by-mail ballot is returned in an envelope other than the envelope provided by the local board and the envelope was opened during the normal process of opening mail, the election director shall im1) Tape the envelope closed;.
33.21.03.06.htm 33.21.03.06. 06 Securing the Ballots.. Until the canvass begins, every vote-by-mail ballot shall:. A. Remain sealed in:. 1) The security envelope for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots; or. 2) The return envelope for all other ballots; and. B. Be stored in a secure location to which the public does not have access..
33.21.03.07.htm 33.21.03.07. 07 When Ballots Are Timely.. A. Definition.. 1) In this regulation, the following term has the meaning indicated.. 2) Defined Term ― United States.. a) “United States” means the several states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.b) “United States” does not include American Samoa, the Canal Zone, Guam, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, any other territory or possession of the United States, an Army Post Office addres
33.21.03.9999.htm 33.21.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: September 28, 2015 (42:19 Md. R. 1230).
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