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Maryland 2017 Statewide Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Statewide Ballot Questions
    November,8,2016
    Topic
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary
    Elections | State Government

    Question 1: Appointments and Special Elections to Fill a Vacancy Amendment

    Requires the Governor to appoint an individual to fill a vacancy in the office of United States Senator, Attorney General, or Comptroller from a list of names submitted by the State Central Committee of the political party of the vacating officeholder; requiring individuals whose names are submitted to the Governor to have been affiliated with the political party of the vacating officeholder before the vacancy occurred; providing for the appointment of an individual to fill a vacancy in the office of United States Senator, Attorney General, or Comptroller in circumstances where the political party of the vacating officeholder fails to submit names to the Governor within a certain period of time or the vacating officeholder was not affiliated with a political party; requiring an individual appointed by the Governor to fill a vacancy in the offices of either the Attorney General or the Comptroller to serve for the remainder of the term if the vacancy occurs after a certain date; requiring that a special election be held at the same time as a certain regular statewide election to fill a vacancy in the offices of either the Attorney General or the Comptroller if the vacancy occurs on or before a certain date; providing for the effective dates of this Act

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,592,70272.5 %
    No603,08627.5 %
    Maryland Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(141)
    (90)(51)
    State Senators(47)
    (33)(14)
    US Representatives(8)
    (7)(1)
    US Senators(2)
    (2)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State
    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President Of The United States -
    Legislative Branch
    State Senate - Five seats on Maryland's state-level courts are up for retention elections on November 8, 2016
    US House - Voters will elect 8 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 8 congressional districts.
    US Senate - Voters in Maryland will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 8, 2016.
    Judicial Branch
    Local Judges - In 2016, 21 incumbent judges that were appointed in the past two years are up for election. Seven of these judges are unopposed, but 14 are facing challengers. Newly-appointed incumbents are seeking full 15-year terms on the bench, as are their challengers
    Local Government
    School board - Ten of the 15 Maryland school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment are holding school board elections for 33 seats in 2016.
    Municipal - 25 are holding elections for both mayor and city council. Twenty are holding elections just for their city council and one is holding elections only for mayor
    Candidates
    Maryland Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? Yes
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? Yes

    Alaska is one of the 34 states that require a write-in presidential candidate to file some paperwork in advance of an election. A write-in presidential candidate must file a certificate of candidacy in order to have his or her votes tallied. The form must be filed with the Maryland State Board of Elections by 5:00 p.m on the 7th day preceding the commencement of early voting in the state

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    UPCOMING DATES
    September 12, 2017
    Maryland : PRIMARY ELECTION
    November 7, 2017
    Maryland : GENERAL ELECTION
    June 26, 2018
    Maryland : primary election
    November 6, 2018
    Maryland : General Election Day