2017 Maryland Code
Election Law
Title 8 - Elections
Subtitle 1 - Elections Generally
§ 8-103. Emergencies

  • (a) Declared state of emergency. -- In the event of a state of emergency, declared by the Governor in accordance with the provisions of law, that interferes with the electoral process, the emergency proclamation may:
    • (1) provide for the postponement, until a specific date, of the election in part or all of the State;
    • (2) specify alternate voting locations; or
    • (3) specify alternate voting systems.
  • (b) Other emergency circumstances. --
    • (1) If emergency circumstances, not constituting a declared state of emergency, interfere with the electoral process, the State Board or a local board, after conferring with the State Board, may petition a circuit court to take any action the court considers necessary to provide a remedy that is in the public interest and protects the integrity of the electoral process.
    • (2) The State Board shall develop guidelines concerning methods for addressing possible emergency situations.
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