Some absentee ballots missing pages in PG, Montgomery counties

State elections board is investigating

October 24, 2012|By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun

Some voters in Montgomery and Prince George's counties have received absentee ballots that are missing a page containing referendum questions, state officials said Wednesday.

The state Board of Elections has found that fewer than 20 absentee voters received ballots missing a second page, Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a statement.

"Residents who have requested an absentee ballot should check to make certain they have a complete ballot with a second page that includes Questions 4-7, as well as any of the local county-related questions," O'Malley said. "The Board of Elections is working to investigate what caused this issue."

The missing page includes some controversial issues that voters are set to decide on Nov. 6, including whether to allow same-sex marriage, expand gambling and extend in-state tuition discounts at the state's public universities to some undocumented immigrants.

People who are missing a second page on their ballots should call 1-800-222-8683 to request a new ballot, he said.

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