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<h2 style="margin:0; background:#E0F2F7; font-size:180%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color: black; padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><br>'''Welcome to Maryland on Ballotpedia!'''<br><br></h2><br>
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<p align="justify">''Bordering Virgina, West Virginia, Washington D.C., Pennslyvannia, Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean, the state of Maryland is one of the smallest states by area. The government of Maryland is conducted according to the Maryland constitution. The government of Maryland, like the other 49 state governments, has exclusive authority over matters that lie entirely within the state's borders, except as limited by the Constitution of the United States. Currently, Maryland has two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 151 members of the Maryland House of Representatives and 47 members of the Maryland State Senate. As of September 2013, Maryland is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.''</p></td></tr>
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<td><center>''[[Maryland elections, 2013|No regularly scheduled elections in Maryland.]]<br/>Exceptions include special elections.<br/><hr>'''[[Portal:Elections|Find current U.S. election news and links here]].'''''</center></td></tr></table>
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<td><center>[[Voting in Maryland|Important voting information]]  •<br>  [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting]]  •  [[Early voting#Early voting|Early voting]]  •  [[State Blue Books|Blue Book]]  <br>  [[Redistricting in Maryland|Redistricting]]  •  [[Maryland vote fraud|Vote fraud]] <hr>''For more information on voting in Maryland,'' '''''[[Voting in Maryland|click here]].'''''<br></center></td></tr></table>
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<h2 style="margin:0; background:#0047AB; font-size:150%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color:white; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''National politics in Maryland'''</h2><br>
  
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'''State executives'''<br>
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[[Governor of Maryland|Governor]] •
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[[Maryland Superintendent of Education|Superintendent of Education]] •
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[[Maryland Commissioner of Insurance|Commissioner of Insurance]] •
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[[Maryland Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation|Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation]] •
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[[Maryland Public Service Commission|Chairman of Public Service Commission]]
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'''State legislature'''<br>
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<center>{{Congdelegationlists|Chamber=Senate|State=Maryland}}</center>
[[Maryland State Legislature|State Legislature]]
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[[Maryland Senate|Senate]] •
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[[Maryland Legislative Auditor|Legislative Auditor]]
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'''Other'''<br>
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[[Maryland Supreme Court|Supreme Court]]
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• [[113th United States Congress]]<br>
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• [[Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)|2013-2014 Special Congressional elections]]<br>
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• [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 Congressional elections]]<br>
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• [[United States Senate elections, 2014|2014 U.S. Senate elections]]<br>
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• [[List of candidates who won election to U.S. Congress on November 6, 2012|November 6, 2012 General Election Winners]]
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• [[United States Constitution]]<br>
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• [[Filibuster|What is a filibuster?]]<br>
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• [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives|Do you know the staff salaries of your U.S. Congress member?]]<br>
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• [[List of U.S. Congress incumbents not running for re-election in 2012|List of incumbents who are retired]]<br>
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'''Maryland Counties'''<br>
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[[Allegany County, Maryland ballot measures|Allegany]] • [[Anne Arundel County, Maryland ballot measures|Anne Arundel]] • [[City of Baltimore, Maryland ballot measures|Baltimore (City)]] • [[Baltimore County, Maryland ballot measures|Baltimore (County)]] • [[Calvert County, Maryland ballot measures|Calvert]] • [[Caroline County, Maryland ballot measures|Caroline]] • [[Carroll County, Maryland ballot measures|Carroll]] • [[Cecil County, Maryland ballot measures|Cecil]] • [[Charles County, Maryland ballot measures|Charles]] • [[Dorchester County, Maryland ballot measures|Dorchester]] • [[Frederick County, Maryland ballot measures|Frederick]] • [[Garrett County, Maryland ballot measures|Garrett]] • [[Harford County, Maryland ballot measures|Harford]] • [[Howard County, Maryland ballot measures|Howard]] • [[Kent County, Maryland ballot measures|Kent]] • [[Montgomery County, Maryland ballot measures|Montgomery]] • [[Prince George's County, Maryland ballot measures|Prince George's County]] • [[Queen Anne's County, Maryland ballot measures|Queen Anne's County]] • [[St. Mary's County, Maryland ballot measures|St. Mary's County]] • [[Somerset County, Maryland ballot measures|Somerset]] • [[Talbot County, Maryland ballot measures|Talbot]] • [[Washington County, Maryland ballot measures|Washington]] • [[Wicomico County, Maryland ballot measures|Wicomico]] • [[Worcester County, Maryland ballot measures|Worcester]]
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<center>[[Maryland state budget|State budget]] • [[Maryland public pensions|Public pensions]]<br>[[Maryland Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[Maryland Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] • [[Laws governing ballot measures in Maryland]] • [[Laws governing recall]] • [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Maryland|Laws governing local measures]] • [[Laws governing the initiative process]] • [[Campaign finance requirements for Maryland ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]<br><br></center>
  
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'''Voting and elections'''
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* [[Portal:Congress|Congress]] ([[United States Senate elections in Maryland, 2012|2012 U.S. Senate]] & [[United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland, 2012|House elections]])
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* [[List_of_Maryland_ballot_measures|State ballot measures]] ([[Maryland 2014 ballot measures|2014]])
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<td><center><br>• [[Governor of Maryland|Governor]][[Lieutenant Governor of Maryland|Lieutenant Governor]]<br>
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[[Maryland Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] [[Maryland Attorney General|Attorney General]] <br>
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[[Maryland Treasurer|Treasurer]] [[Maryland Comptroller|Comptroller]] [[Maryland Superintendent of Education|Superintendent of Education]]<br>
* [[School bond and tax elections in Maryland|School district bond issues]]
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[[Maryland Commissioner of Insurance|Commissioner of Insurance]] [[Maryland Secretary of Agriculture|Secretary of Agriculture]]<br> • [[Maryland Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation|Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation]] <br> 
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[[Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources|Secretary of Natural Resources]] • [[Maryland Public Service Commission|Chairman of Public Service Commission]]<br><br><hr><br> [[File:Verified.png|20px]] [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Maryland|Results for Maryland, ''Who Runs the States'' report]]<br><br></center></td></tr></table>
* [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States]]
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** [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Maryland|Maryland Results]]
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* [[Public financing of campaigns#Maryland|Public Financing of Campaigns]]
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* [[Laws governing ballot measures in Maryland]]
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** [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Maryland|Laws governing local measures]]
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* [[Maryland_signature_requirements|Signature requirements]]
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* [[History_of_Initiative_%26_Referendum_in_Maryland|History of initiative and referendum]]
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<td><center><br>• [[Maryland State Legislature]]<br>• [[Maryland House of Representatives]] [[Maryland State Senate]]<br>• [[Maryland Legislative Auditor|Legislative Auditor]]<br><br></center></td></tr></table>
* [[Campaign finance requirements for Maryland ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]
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'''Media and activism'''
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* [[Maryland media|Newspapers and blogs]]
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Bordering Virgina, West Virginia, Washington D.C., Pennslyvannia, Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean, the state of Maryland is one of the smallest states by area. The government of Maryland is conducted according to the Maryland constitution. The government of Maryland, like the other 49 state governments, has exclusive authority over matters that lie entirely within the state's borders, except as limited by the Constitution of the United States. Currently, Maryland has two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 151 members of the Maryland House of Representatives and 47 members of the Maryland State Senate. As of September 2013, Maryland is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Barbara Mikulski
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Maryland 1987January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Ben Cardin
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Maryland 2007January 3, 2019November 2018Link


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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Andy Harris
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2011January 3, 2015Link
Chris Van Hollen
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Democratic PartyDistrict 8 2003January 3, 2015Link
Donna Edwards
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Democratic PartyDistrict 4 2008January 3, 2015Link
Dutch Ruppersberger
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2003January 3, 2015Link
Elijah Cummings
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Democratic PartyDistrict 7 1996January 3, 2015Link
John Delaney
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Democratic PartyDistrict 6 2013January 3, 2015Link
John Sarbanes
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Democratic PartyDistrict 3 2007January 3, 2015Link
Steny Hoyer
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 1981January 3, 2015Link


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The structure of the Maryland judicial system is laid out in Article IV of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Maryland Court of Appeals, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the Maryland Circuit Courts, the Maryland District Courts and the Maryland Orphans' Court.


The federal court system is made up of the District Court of Maryland and the District of Maryland Bankruptcy Court. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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Maryland
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The Old Line State
Capital:   Annapolis
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Area of state:   12,407 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1788
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