Code of Maryland Regulations
Title 33 - STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
Subtitle 08 - CANVASSING
Chapter 33.08.04 - Central Count Procedures
33.08.04.06 - Ballot Duplication - Automated Method
33.08.04.06. Ballot Duplication - Automated Method
A. In General. If a local board uses a barcode to generate a ballot that is acceptable for machine tabulation, the ballot submitted by the voter and the ballot generated from the barcode must be referred to a ballot verification team.
B. Standard for Verification.
(1) The ballot verification team shall compare the ballot submitted by the voter against the ballot generated from the barcode.
(2) If the team determines that the ovals marked on both ballots:
(a) Match, the ballot generated from the barcode shall be tabulated.
(b) Do not match, the team shall duplicate the ballot submitted by the voter according to Regulation .05 of this chapter and notify the State Administrator.
C. Disposition of Ballots. If the ballot generated from the barcode is tabulated:
(1) The original ballot shall be replaced by the verified ballot;
(2) The verified ballot shall be counted with the appropriate group; and
(3) Both ballots shall be:
(a) Given a unique identifying number; and
(b) Securely attached to each other.
D. The local board shall follow procedures issued by the State Administrator when tabulating these ballots.(Regulations .06 adopted as an emergency provision effective March 1, 2000 (27:6 Md. R. 636); adopted permanently effective July 10, 2000 (27:13 Md. R. 1213)
Regulation .06B amended effective April 19, 2010 (37:8 Md. R. 624))