33.01.01.01

.01 Definitions.

A. In this title, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) "Absentee ballot" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(2) “Accredited challenger or watcher” means an individual who:

(a) Is a Maryland registered voter;

(b) Has been appointed by a designated entity to serve as a challenger or watcher; and

(c) Has a certificate signed by a designating entity.

(3) "Ballot" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(4) "Ballot face" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(5) "Ballot style" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(6) "Board of canvassers" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §11-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(7) "Candidate" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(8) "Canvass" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §11-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(9) "Contest" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(10) "County" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(11) “Designating entity” means:

(a) A candidate, including a write-in candidate who has filed a Certificate of Candidacy under Election Law Article, §5-301, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(b) A political party;

(c) A group of voters that:

(i) Is supporting or opposing a candidate, principle, or proposition on the ballot; and

(ii) Has formed a political committee under Election Law Article, §13-207, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(d) The State Board for any polling place in the State; or

(e) A local board for any polling places within its jurisdiction.

(12) "Disability" means a temporary or permanent physical disability.

(13) "Elderly" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(14) "Election" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(15) Election Director.

(a) "Election director" means the chief election official of a local board, as described in Election Law Article, §2-206, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(b) "Election director" includes a local election administrator empowered to perform the functions of an election director.

(16) "Election register" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(17) "Identification card" means:

(a) A Maryland driver's license;

(b) A Motor Vehicle Administration issued (MVA-issued) identification card;

(c) A student identification card;

(d) An employee identification card;

(e) A military identification card;

(f) A United States passport; and

(g) Any other State or federal government-issued identification card.

(18) Includes or Including.

(a) "Includes" or "including" means by way of illustration.

(b) "Includes" or "including" does not mean by way of limitation.

(19) Local Board.

(a) "Local board" means a county board of elections.

(b) "Local board" includes a county board of elections when it is constituted and acting as a board of canvassers.

(20) “Non-accredited challenger or watcher” means an individual who wishes to challenge the right to vote of any individual but has not been appointed by a designating entity.

(21) "Person" includes an individual, corporation, partnership, business trust, or limited liability company.

(22) Personal Identification Information.

(a) "Personal identification information" means:

(i) A current and valid identification card that bears the photograph of the individual; or

(ii) A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the individual.

(b) For the purposes of §B(19)(a)(ii) of this regulation, "current" means within the last 3 months.

(23) "Political party" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(24) "Precinct" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(25) “Pre-qualified voter” means an individual who is not registered to vote but whom State Board determines to be eligible to register and vote during early voting.

(26) Proof of Residency.

(a) “Proof of residency” means one of the following documents:

(i) A current Maryland driver’s license;

(ii) A current MVA-issued State ID card;

(iii) A current MVA-issued change of address card;

(iv) A current utility bill;

(v) A current bank statement;

(vi) A current government check;

(vii) A current paycheck; or

(viii) Another current government document.

(b) “Proof of residency” means a document with the individual’s name and current address.

(c) For the purposes of §B(26)(a)(i)—(iii), “current” means that the license or card has not expired.

(d) For the purposes of §B(26)(a)(iv)—(viii), “current” means within the last 3 months.

(27) “Registration and oath document” means the document printed from an electronic pollbook that includes the voter’s registration information and the oaths required by Election Law Article, §§3-202(a)(1)(i) and 9-404(b)(1), Annotated Code of Maryland.

(28) Regular Ballot.

(a) “Regular ballot” means a ballot that is voted and counted at a polling place.

(b) “Regular ballot” does not include a provisional ballot.

(29) "Specimen ballot" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(30) "State Administrator" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(31) "State Board" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(32) "Statewide voter registration list" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §3-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(33) "Statewide voter registration system" means the database used to maintain the Statewide voter registration list.

(34) "Vote tabulation" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §11-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(35) "Vote tallying" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §11-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(36) "Voting machine" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(37) "Write-in candidate" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(38) "Write-in vote" has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §1-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.