Maryland Prince George's Local Slots Measure (2012)
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will not appear on a ballot
The measure would have asked voters if they approve of local slots in Prince George's County. The proposed amendment to the Maryland Constitution requires a full state vote. Currently, the constitution only allows slot parlors in five Maryland locations. It does not currently include Prince George's County.
The measure will appear on the ballot if approved and referred by the Maryland State Legislature. Prince George's County Council voted in mid-November 2011 to seek a vote on the slots issue, thus moving the issue to the state legislature for referral to the statewide ballot.
According to state law, the measure would require a majority of statewide votes and not just a majority in Prince George's County.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Maryland Constitution
Placing a proposed amendment on the ballot requires a 60% vote of each chamber of the Maryland State Legislature. Maryland is one of nine states that allow a referred amendment to go on the ballot following the 60% supermajority vote.