Code of Maryland Regulations
Title 33 - STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
Subtitle 08 - CANVASSING
Chapter 33.08.04 - Central Count Procedures
33.08.04.07 - Write-In Votes
33.08.04.07. Write-In Votes
A. In General.
(1) The report of votes cast from the certified voting system shall indicate the number of marks in write-in positions for each contest.
(2) The local board shall manually tally and record all votes cast for write-in candidates.
B. Requisites for Validity. A write-in vote is not valid and may not be counted unless the write-in vote meets the requirements of COMAR 33.08.02.03B.
C. Reporting. The reporting of write-in votes as part of the official returns shall be as the State Board requires.(Regulations .07 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); amended effective 43:4 Md. R. 335, eff. 2/29/2016)