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Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Maryland
Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2000 Census:5,307,886 (1.88% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:10(1.86% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:8(1.84% of 435)
2010 Census:5,789,929 (1.87% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:10(1.86% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:8(1.84% of 435)
Capital:Annapolis
 

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Official Name/Status   All States
 The STATE of Maryland
 Status: STATE of the Union
 Ratified Articles of Confederation: 30 January 1781. this State formally adhered to the Articles on 1 March 1781 when the document was signed by its delegates to the Seventh Continental Congress
 Ratified Constitution of the United States: 28 April 1788
  The 7th state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Section: NORTHEAST
 Region: Mid-Atlantic
 Survey: Metes & Bounds

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act: [None. One of the 13 original States which declared their independence from the nascent British Empire on 4 July 1776]
 
1st (1776-1851) [Adopted: 11 November 1776 Convention convened, 14 August 1776, Ratified: 11 November 1776 not submitted to the People]
2nd (1851-1864) [Adopted: 13 May 1851 Convention convened, 4 November 1850, Ratified: 4 June 1851 effective, 4 July 1851]
3rd (1864-1867) [Adopted: 6 September 1864 Convention convened, 27 April 1864, Ratified: 13 October 1864 ratified by a vote of 30,174 to 29,799: a most controversial result at a time when the State, while not part of the Confederacy, was a hotbed of much pro-Southern sentiment: the vote of those voting at their usual polling places was opposed to this Constitution by 29,536 to 27,541; however, the soldiers' vote (but only that of those soldiers from Maryland serving in the Union Army) was overwhelmingly in favor (2,633 to 263) and was, therefore, enough to make the total vote in favor of this Constitution]
4th (1867-) [Adopted: 17 August 1867 Convention convened, 8 May 1867, Ratified: 18 September 1867 ratified by a vote of 27,152 to 23,036; effective, 5 October 1867]


Executive Branch   All States
 
Chief Executive
  GOVERNOR
Successor to a Vacancy
  Lieutenant Governor [elected on same ticket with GOVERNOR]
 
 
Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2018 Office holders
  Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
  Lieutenant Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on same ticket with the Governor. No separate Primary for Lt Gov from Gov
  Attorney General: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022
  Comptroller: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Legislative Branch   All States
 
Legislature
  GENERAL ASSEMBLY
 
Upper House
  Senate
Lower House
  House of Delegates

Judicial Branch   All States
 
Court of Last Resort
  Court of Appeals
Intermediate Appellate Court
  Court of Special Appeals
 


Local Government
 
   
PRIMARY CIVIL DIVISION  All States
  County [Type: Strong, Executive and Legislative: BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS]
 MINOR CIVIL DIVISION  All States
   district [Type: None, Executive and Legislative: no associated governmental structure]
 
Incorporated Municipalities  All States
 
Localities
    Maryland Civil Divisions and Municipalities
   

Key Statewide / Federal Officials  All States
  Maryland Officials

Statutory Election Information   All States
 
General Election   All States
  [Election Law § 8-301] (a) (1) There shall be a statewide general election in each even-numbered year. (2) A statewide general election shall be held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November.
Presidential Primary   All States
  (--2007) [Election Law §8 201] (a) (2) A primary election shall be held: (ii) in the year in which the President of the United States is elected, on the first Tuesday in March.
  (2007-2011) [Election Law §8–201] (a) (2) A primary election shall be held: (ii) in the year in which the President of the United States is elected, on the second Tuesday in February.
  (2012-2015) Election Law §8–201] (a) (2) A primary election shall be held: (ii) in the year in which the President of the United States is elected, on the first Tuesday in April.
  (2015--) Election Law §8–201] (a) (2) A primary election shall be held: (ii) in the year in which the President of the United States is elected, on the 4th Tuesday in April.
State Primary   All States
  (--2011) [Election Law §8 201] (a)(1) There shall be a statewide primary election in every even-numbered year. (2) A primary election shall be held: (i) in the year in which the Governor is elected, on the second Tuesday after the first Monday in September.
  (2011-2011) [Election Law §8 201] (a)(1) There shall be a statewide primary election in every even-numbered year. (2) A primary election shall be held: (i) in the year in which the Governor is elected, on the second Tuesday after the first Monday in September; and (ii) in the year in which the President of the United States is elected, on the second Tuesday in February.
  (2012-2015) [Election Law §8 201] (a)(1) There shall be a statewide primary election in every even-numbered year. (2) A primary election shall be held: (i) in the year in which the Governor is elected, on the last Tuesday in June; and (ii) in the year in which the President of the United States is elected, on the first Tuesday in April.
  (2015--) [Election Law §8 201] (a)(1) There shall be a statewide primary election in every even-numbered year. (2) A primary election shall be held: (i) in the year in which the Governor is elected, on the last Tuesday in June; and (ii) in the year in which the President of the United States is elected, on the 4th Tuesday in April.
Polling times   All States
  [Election Law §10-301.(a)] ... a polling place shall be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.


Links  Links to other web sites
 
Constitution    All States
  http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/mdmanual/43const/html/const.html
Election Authority
  Maryland State Board of Elections
Legislature    All States
  Maryland General Assembly
Democratic
  Maryland Democratic Party
Republican
  Maryland Republican Party
Third Party
  Constitution Party of Maryland Effective 27 June 2006 the Maryland affiliate of the Constitution Party voted to disaffiliate from the national Constitution Party.
  Justice Party of Maryland
  Maryland Green Party
  Progressive Maryland
  The Unity Party of Maryland
Media & others
  Arbutus Times (The Baltimore Sun)
  Baltimore Jewish Times
  Baltimore Messenger - Towson
  Baltimore Sun
  Bay Weekly - Chesapeake
  Columbia Flier
  Cumberland Times-News
  DiamondbackOnline.com - University of Maryland
  Howard County Times
  MarylandReporter.com - Columbia
  Owings Mills Times
  Politics1.com - Maryland
  Takoma Voice - Takoma Park
  The Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel
  The Baltimore Sun - Laurel Leader
  The Frederick News-Post
  The Gazette
  The Herald-Mail - Hagerstown
  The Jeffersonian - Baltimore County
  The Republican - Oakland
  The Star Democrat - Easton
  The Washington Post (Metro)
  Towson Times - Columbia
  WBFF TV - FOX / WNUV TV - WB - Baltimore
  WHAG TV - NBC - Hagerstown - Frederick - Cumberland
  WJZ TV - CBS - Baltimore
  WMAR TV-2 (ABC - Baltimore)
 
 


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