Current with changes from the 2021 Legislative Session through Ch. 42
Section 3-601.1 - Clerical error(a) In this section, "clerical error" means an inadvertent mistake in a voter registration record made by an election official or an automatic voter registration agency.(b) The State Administrator or an election director shall make the determination whether an error in a voter registration record is a clerical error.(c) If the State Administrator or election director determines that a clerical error has been made, the State Administrator or election director shall: (1) cause the error to be corrected; and(2) promptly notify the voter of the correction.(d)(1) On election day, if it is alleged that the name of a registered voter is missing from the precinct register because of a clerical error, the chief election judge shall contact the State Board or local board to determine whether a clerical error has been made.(2) If the State Administrator or election director determines that the absence of the name from the precinct register is the result of a clerical error, the State Administrator or election director shall authorize the chief election judge to: (i) issue a blank voter authority card to the affected voter; and(ii) allow the affected voter to vote after the affected voter completes the voter authority card and provides any other documentation required by the State Board.Amended by 2018 Md. Laws, Ch. 19,Sec. 1, eff. 7/1/2019.