MD HB555 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 27 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-28 - Hearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m.
Pending: House Ways and Means Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Altering the time that a local board of elections may begin opening absentee ballot envelopes to canvass the absentee ballots cast in an election to before 9 a.m. on the Friday following election day instead of prior to 8 a.m. on the Wednesday following election day.

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Election Law – Absentee Ballots – Timing of Canvass



2020-01-28HouseHearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-27HouseFirst Reading Ways and Means

Same As/Similar To

SB362 (Crossfiled) 2020-02-21 - Third Reading Passed (45-0)


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Election Law11302(n/a)See Bill Text

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