Maryland General Assembly puts question on ballot for Election Day registration

The General Assembly has put a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot allowing voters to register and cast ballots at their polling places on Election Day.

The move became official Monday night as the Senate passed 33-14 a measure that was earlier approved by the House. As a constitutional amendment, it does not require the governor’s signature.

Maryland already permits registration and voting on the same day during early voting. If the voters approve, Maryland would join more than a dozen states that permit Election Day registration.

A similar bill failed last year when the House and Senate could not agree on some provisions.

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