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Maryland early voting plan struck down

[JURIST] A Maryland intermediate appellate court on Friday ruled that the state exceeded its state constitutional authority by enacting statutes permitting early voting. In the opinion [PDF text], a judge for the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court [official website] found that the question of when Maryland residents must vote is controlled by Section 1 of the Maryland Constitution [text], which provides that voting in Maryland is to be carried out on one day.

The early voting plan would have allowed Maryland residents to cast ballots up to five days before primary and general elections. AP has more.

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