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Head of Maryland Election Board wants additional $20 million to conduct Nov. election

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Posted at 2:56 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 15:06:46-04

ANNAPOLIS — The head of the Maryland Election Board wants an additional $20 million to conduct the November election.

State and local election officials are planning to provide in-person voting during early voting and on election day.

Early voting will be conducted from October 22 through October 29 at 78 locations, and voting at about 1,600 neighborhood polling places is being planned for November 3.

Due to the public health pandemic, however, election officials expect the number of voters requested and receiving a ballot by mail will significantly increase from prior elections.

State Administrator Linda Lamone said the FY21 budget is not sufficient to conduct the November 3 election, so they are submitting a request for a FY21 budget amendment of about $20 million to conduct the upcoming election.

You can read her full letter and proposal below.

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