Under a proposed bill, Baltimore could offer ranked choice voting. Voters would list their favored candidates in order. If a candidate doesn't receive a majority of support overall, officials would count voters' second choices and then the third choices, until a winning candidate breaks 50 percent.
More than 100 people protested outside Congressman Andy Harris's Bel Air office Thursday in support of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into suspected Russian meddling on behalf of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign after AG Jeff Sessions was forced to resigned.
Voters who write "independent" instead of checking "Unaffiliated" on their Maryland Voter Registration Application form may not realize they joined a third party. The State Board of Elections clarified the form after confusion over the issue in 2010. Some voters may still need to fix their status.
Voter registration in Maryland has hit a record, according to the state Board of Elections. There were 3,992,451 active registered voters in the state as of Tuesday morning. That surpassed the record set in January 2017 of 3,977,637. The deadline to register online is 9 p.m. Tuesday.
The number of Maryland voters registered as independents has grown faster than those for either major party since the 2014 midterms. The state elections board says the number of registered voters overall topped 3.9 million in September. That's just shy of the record high, set in January 2017.
If Democrats win control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November, Elijah Cummings is in line to ascend to the chairmanship of a committee with the authority — so far untapped — to demand documents related to Donald Trump’s personal finances and policies, as well as possible agency abuses.
With less than two months to go before Election Day, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has increased his already large lead over Democratic challenger Ben Jealous, according to a new poll from Goucher College. The survey conducted statewide last week reported Hogan lead Jealous by 22 percentage points.
The Bread and Roses Party, a self-identified socialist group, is 227 certified signatures away from the 10,000 it needs to get onto the ballot in Maryland. The state Board of Elections rejected the party's request to list Jerome Segal as its U.S. Senate candidate, and he's suing the board.
The same three candidates in the primary election race for two Harford County Circuit Court judgeships will square off again in the November general election, with a fourth candidate added to the mix in a race that is being closely watched locally for its political and judicial implications.
Candidates who were in the lead after the initial results were tallied after Tuesday's primary election remained there Thursday after the first of three canvasses of absentee and provisional ballots was completed.
All three candidates in the race for Harford Circuit Court judge who were on Tuesday’s primary ballot will be back on the general election ballot in November, after a challenger to two sitting judges finished well enough to deny them outright victories.
Several key Republican races for county offices and local legislative seats were settled by Tuesday’s primary election voting in Harford County, but a number of others were close enough to need the count of absentee and provisional ballots to determine the outcome.
Five Baltimore County Council members held off primary challengers Tuesday. Democrats Julian E. Jones Jr. of Woodstock and Tom Quirk of Oella and Republicans Todd Crandell of Dundalk, Wade Kach of Cockeysville and David Marks of Perry Hall all now advance to the general election in November.
Jason Gallion, selected by the Maryland Republican Party to run for the District 35 Senate seat after Sen. Wayne Norman died in March, says he will remain a candidate after the primary, despite reports of a "switch" that involves him running for delegate and Del. Teresa Reilly for Senate.
What is the process of filling the seat of Sen. Wayne Norman for the duration of his term, following his death Sunday? The state's Republican central committee has already selected a Harford resident to run in his place on the party's primary election ticket this year.