Ehrlich offers poll fix for Nov.

Absentee ballots might restore trust, governor suggests

Maryland Votes 2006

46 Days Until Nov. 7

September 22, 2006|By Melissa Harris | Melissa Harris,Sun reporter

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said yesterday that "one option" for boosting confidence in the state's election system would be the widespread use of absentee ballots in November, but he stopped short of calling on voters to abandon the electronic-voting components beset by errors during last week's primary.

Top aides to the governor said Ehrlich would include the absentee-ballot call in a series of speeches he gives over the next few weeks. But in an interview, Ehrlich was less committal.

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