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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | October 1, 1992
An article in yesterday's Anne Arundel County edition should have said that Monday is the deadline for registering to vote in November's General Election.The Sun regrets the error.In the Burlington Coat Factory in Pasadena, the voice on thloudspeaker had just finished announcing the arrival of new winter coats and a special on panty hose when a new message was relayed:"And, shoppers, don't forget to register to vote!"The clothing store, like hundreds of other businesses in the state, is handing out voter registration cards and encouraging customers to register before the Saturday deadline.
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June 3, 2014
Marylanders have until 9:00 tonight to register to vote in the June 24 primary. That is also the deadline to change party affiliation, update an address or request an alternate polling place. State election officials said voters can register online or go to their local boards, which will be open until 9 p.m. Voters also can mail in a voter registration application, which must be postmarked today. At the election office, voters will be asked to list their driver's license or state identification number, or provide the last four digits of their Social Security Number.
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By Rona Marech | January 24, 2008
More than 11,000 17-year-olds have registered to vote in Maryland and are eligible to participate in the state's Feb. 12 presidential primary if they turn 18 before the general election, officials say. By noon yesterday, 11,252 17-year-old voters - including 6,009 Democrats and 3,162 Republicans - had registered, said Roger Stitt of the State Board of Elections. Because local boards are sifting through paperwork and mailed applications are still arriving, final figures won't be available for several days, Stitt said.
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Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
Today is the deadline to register to vote in Maryland in the Nov. 6 election. You can register online until 9 p.m. at elections.state.md.us/voter_registration/ . To register online, you must have a Maryland driver's license or a state-issued ID. You also can register at your local board of elections or the state board of elections until 9 p.m. During regular business hours, you can register at some state agencies, including the Department of Health...
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By Rona Hirsch | July 24, 1991
* Sheila Morrison, 42, of Ellicott City, nursing student at Howard Community College:I do think it's important to get as many people to vote as possible. They can have a say in what goes on in Howard County. It would not alleviate the apathy, but it would make it easier to vote if it's more accessible. People are more aware where to get drivers' licenses. It's an easier process. It's not as intimidating orinvolved as registering to vote. Registering is a frustrating bureaucratic process. It should be as easy as getting a license.
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September 28, 2000
The Howard County Board of Elections will conduct voter registration for the Nov. 7 presidential election at Giant Food stores in the county from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 7. The deadline to register to vote is 9 p.m. Oct. 13. Citizens can register to vote Oct. 13 at all Howard County library branches - except the central library - from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Motor Vehicle Express Office at Dobbin Center will accept voter registration from 8:30...
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February 21, 2004
Learn the names of your representatives and how to contact them and how to register to vote. Read the text of proposed legislation, including the governor's slots bill, SB 197; bills related to the Open Meetings Act, SB 87 and SB 111; and counterfeit checks, SB 837. Review Sun coverage of the General Assembly, and contact the writers. www.baltimoresun.com/assembly
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By New York Times News Service | April 29, 1993
WASHINGTON -- House and Senate negotiators agreed yesterday on the final wording of legislation making it much easier to register to vote, apparently resolving a feud between Republicans and Democrats over which party might gain an electoral advantage from the change.The compromise bill would allow citizens to register to vote by signing a form whenever they obtain a driver's license, apply for welfare or disability benefits or enlist in the military. It also establishes a standard form enabling citizens in any state to register by mail.
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May 30, 1996
Middle school students to help register votersSixth-graders from Harper's Choice Middle School will help register people to vote at three west Columbia village centers this weekend and next weekend.About 25 students will be setting up voter registration tables this Saturday and Sunday and June 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the village centers in Harper's Choice, Hickory Ridge and Wilde Lake.The students will encourage people to register to vote, and several parent volunteers have been trained to fill out the paperwork.
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August 4, 1994
County residents have until 9 p.m. Aug. 15 to register to vote in the forthcoming elections. Voter registration applications are available at the following locations:The election office in Glen Burnie, 110 N. Crain Highway, Room 305; all county libraries; most banks and savings and loans; and most post offices.Information: 222-6600.The Anne Arundel County Board of Supervisors of Elections needs registered voters to staff polling places during the primary election Sept. 13 and the general election Nov. 8. Staffers are paid $75 for each election worked.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2012
Until a few weeks ago, University of Maryland junior Tali Alter was registered to vote in her home state of Illinois. But the 21-year-old psychology major was eager to cast a ballot in this state in favor of same-sex marriage and in-state tuition for some illegal immigrants. With a few keystrokes and a click of a mouse, Alter registered to vote online through a newly created university website. "It took me less than a minute to fill out," said Alter, a member of the College Park campus' student government.
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June 22, 2009
By any reasonable standard, the U.S. does a terrible job of registering eligible citizens to vote. According to the most recent estimates, only about 68 percent of eligible voters age 18 and over are likely to be registered in 2010. A study of voter registration systems in other democracies around the world released last week by New York University's Brennan Center For Justice underscores this country's failure. France registers 91 percent of its eligible citizens. Germany and Britain do even better.
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October 11, 2008
State taxes slow but don't reflect world economy yet Maryland tax collections are slowing more than expected but don't yet fully reflect the economic downturn that is roiling the world, state officials said yesterday. Collections for the first three months of the budget year are above those from the same period a year ago, but nowhere near as much as once expected. A spending panel will vote next week on up to $400 million in budget cuts recommended by Gov. Martin O'Malley to bring the current fiscal year's budget into balance.
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October 9, 2008
Nominations sought for Women's Hall of Fame The Howard County Commission for Women is accepting nominations of outstanding women to be admitted into the 2009 Women's Hall of Fame. The 13th annual Hall of Fame will induct up to five contemporary women and one woman from the past who have achieved distinction in their work, made lasting contributions to the community and improved the quality of life for others. Nominees must be natives of Howard County or residents for at least 10 consecutive years.
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October 1, 2008
With less than five weeks before the Nov. 4 presidential elections, organized campaigns to disenfranchise large swaths of the electorate are popping up like evil weeds across the country, especially in the crucial battleground states likely to decide the contest. Even in Maryland, where access to the polls has been relatively unfettered, officials are fighting persistent rumors that people who lose their homes to foreclosure won't be allowed to vote. It's unclear who's circulating the false information, but officials have taken it seriously enough to post a rebuttal on the State Board of Elections Web site.
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By Rona Marech | January 24, 2008
More than 11,000 17-year-olds have registered to vote in Maryland and are eligible to participate in the state's Feb. 12 presidential primary if they turn 18 before the general election, officials say. By noon yesterday, 11,252 17-year-old voters - including 6,009 Democrats and 3,162 Republicans - had registered, said Roger Stitt of the State Board of Elections. Because local boards are sifting through paperwork and mailed applications are still arriving, final figures won't be available for several days, Stitt said.
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August 5, 1998
The Carroll County Board of Supervisors of Elections will have extended office hours for residents who need to register to vote or make changes to their registration before the September primary election.The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and Aug. 15 at 224 N. Center St., Westminster.The last day for residents to register or make changes in their name or address is Aug. 17.Information: 410-386-2080.Pub Date: 8/05/98
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By Michael A. Fletcher So: Evening Sun Staff | August 9, 1991
Eager to dispel any notion that his mayoral campaign i foundering, Clarence H. Du Burns is featured in a series of television ads reminding people that Monday is the last day to register to vote in the Sept. 12 primary.The ads are aimed at raising the profile of the Burns campaign as much as they are aimed at raising voter turnout. Burns, a Democrat, said one of the ads began airing yesterday and will have been shown 31 times by Monday."Is this something that a candidate with no money can do?"
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,Sun reporter | April 25, 2007
Felons who have completed their sentences will be able to register to vote in Maryland under a new law signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley yesterday. The law, which takes effect July 1, was one of 178 measures the governor signed, including legislation to require stricter emissions limits on new cars and protect the diamondback terrapin. Advocates say more than 50,000 Marylanders will be eligible to vote as a result of the legislation. Thirty-eight other states allow ex-convicts who have completed their sentences - including any parole or probation - to vote.
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By Matthew Dolan and Matthew Dolan,Sun reporter | January 12, 2007
Lawyers for a civil liberties group filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Baltimore yesterday that accuses the Maryland Transit Administration of imposing an unconstitutional ban on voter registration efforts at local bus stops. In its petition for a preliminary injunction, the American Civil Liberties Union alleges that the MTA improperly required community activists to seek a "free speech" permit before trying to sign up voters on state property near bus stops. Even when a permit was obtained, the suit alleges that the community organizers were routinely barred by MTA police from registering mass transit riders.
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