33.15.02.05

.05 Notice to Voters.

A. Notice Required.

(1) The local board shall notify all voters who are affected by the change.

(2) If a local board combines polling places for a special election, the local board shall provide notice of the polling place changes by mailing a specimen ballot as described in Election Law Article, §8-102, Annotated Code of Maryland to each voter who is affected by the change.

B. How and When — General. Except as provided in §§C and D of this regulation, the local board shall mail this notice to the affected voters no later than 30 days after the change.

C. How and When—Emergencies.

(1) If an emergency prevents compliance with §B of this regulation, the local board shall:

(a) Take whatever steps it considers reasonable to notify affected voters of the change; and

(b) Inform the State Administrator of the change and the steps being taken to notify voters.

(2) These steps under §C(1) of this regulation may include:

(a) Television, radio, and newspaper announcements and advertisements; and

(b) Postings on the Internet.

D. How and When — Redistricting and Reapportionment. For changes due to redistricting or reapportionment, the local board shall mail this notice to the affected voters according to the schedule established by the State Administrator.