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MD Board of Elections Files Petition on Mail-in Ballots

September 15th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland State Board of Elections voted unanimously last month to file an emergency petition in court that seeks an earlier count of mail-in ballots for the general election in November. The board voted 4-0 to seek a legal remedy in hopes of speeding up the vote count for mail-in ballots, which have become much more popular with voters in the state. A bill that would have enabled mail-in ballots to be counted before Election Day passed the General Assembly this year but was vetoed by Governor Larry Hogan. When Lt Governor Boyd Rutherford was asked this week about the administration’s decision to reject the legislation, he pointed to security concerns…