MD HB643 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Introduced on February 6 2023 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2023-02-08 - Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Pending: House Ways and Means Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Requiring the State Board of Elections to extend the filing deadline for a primary election if, at any time during the 48-hour period immediately preceding the filing deadline, the number of candidates for a political party is less than the number of nominations the party is allowed for the office; and requiring the State central committee of a political party to select candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor to fill vacancies in candidacy for a primary election under certain circumstances.

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Election Law - Insufficient Number of Candidates for a Primary Election



2023-02-08HouseHearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
2023-02-06HouseFirst Reading Ways and Means

Same As/Similar To

SB176 (Crossfiled) 2023-01-27 - Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Election Law5303(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law5303.1(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law5502(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law5504(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law5902(n/a)See Bill Text

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