33.11.02.04

.04 In-Person Request.

A. In General.

(1) A voter or a voterís 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 election director shall:

(a) Provide the would-be agent with the form voter to sign;

(b) On return of the signed application, issue the appropriate ballot to the agent; and

(c) Accept the returned ballot on:

(i) The agent's execution of the affidavit required by Election Law Article, §9-307(b)(4), Annotated Code of Maryland; and

(ii) Compliance with all other requirements of law or regulation for absentee ballots.

(2) If an individual presents a signed letter from a voter that contains both the information required by Regulation .03B of this chapter and an agent authorization under penalty of perjury, the election director shall:

(a) Scan into the Statewide voter registration system the letter as the authorization document for issuing a ballot;

(b) Issue the appropriate ballot to the agent; and

(c) Accept the returned ballot on:

(i) The agent's execution of the affidavit required by Election Law Article, §9-307(b)(4), Annotated Code of Maryland; and

(ii) Compliance with all other requirements of law or regulation for absentee ballots.