Governor Hogan’s demand that full, in-person elections be held as normal is putting an impossible load on the elections board and is downright dangerous. His demand that applications for mail-in ballots be mailed instead of the ballots themselves will be unnecessarily expensive and confusing.
Let’s keep it safe and simple. Mail ballots to every eligible voter in Maryland by October 15. Have secure ballot drop boxes at every public library in the state. Have large facilities where social distancing is possible open for in-person voting in each jurisdiction. Done.