Code of Maryland Regulations
Title 14 - INDEPENDENT AGENCIES
Subtitle 30 - STATE HIGHER EDUCATION LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
Chapter 14.30.05 - Elections
14.30.05.11 - Void Ballots
14.30.05.11. Void Ballots
A. The Executive Director or the election judge shall determine a ballot void if:
(1) The ballot does not reveal the intent of the voter due to:
(b) Soiling; or
(c) Any other reason;
(2) In the case of a mail ballot, it is returned without all required voter identification.
B. A void ballot may not be counted as favoring any alternative proposition appearing on the ballot.
C. The Executive Director or election judge shall liberally view ballots in favor of validity by focusing on the objective of determining the intent of the voter.