Maryland elections, 2013

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Contents
1 Voting in Maryland
1.1 Important voting information
1.2 Voting absentee
1.3 Voting early
2 Elections Performance Index
3 See also
4 References



Maryland

Maryland election information for 2013 is listed below.

On the 2013 ballot
No regularly scheduled elections in Maryland.
Exceptions include special elections.
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Voting in Maryland

See also: Voting in Maryland
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Important voting information

  • Maryland uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
  • Registration must be completed by the 21st day prior to an election.
  • The 2013 Maryland State Legislature passed a bill that authorizes same day registration during the early voting period. It also expands the early voting period from 6 days to 8 days.[1] The law will become effective on July 1, 2013[2]
  • As of August 2014, Maryland is one of the 15 states that have implemented online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Maryland, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Maryland is one of 33 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins on the second Thursday prior to election and ends on the Thursday before the election.[3] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Maryland ranked 19th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Maryland received an overall score of 67%.[4]

See also

References