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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.

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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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