Democracy

Ensuring Marylanders can safely participate in November's Elections

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

We're calling on Governor Hogan to mail every active voter a ballot and expand in person and early voting options.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Maryland falls short of holding successful primary election during COVID-19

BALTIMORE -- Maryland held its primary election Tuesday. The primary was originally scheduled for April 28, but because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Gov. Larry Hogan delayed it and attempted to send absentee ballots to all active voters.

Election Day

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

It is Election Day in Maryland and today’s election is critically important for Baltimore, Maryland, and the entire country.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | COVID-19, Democracy

Maryland shows it's possible to hold safe elections during COVID-19

Maryland held its special election for the 7th District Tuesday. Because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the State Board of Elections and Governor Larry Hogan moved the election to vote by mail with limited in person voting. Maryland PIRG, along with allies, made various recommendations to the State Board of Elections and the governor on how best to run the elections.

Our comments to the Maryland State Board of Elections

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

We submitted the following comments to the State Board of Elections in advance of their meeting on April 2, 2020.

Wins, losses, and 'almost did its' for 2020

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

The Maryland General Assembly wrapped up the 2020 legislative session last week, weeks earlier than expected. While the public health crisis meant some of our legislative priorities didn’t make it through this year, we still have a lot to celebrate.

News Release | Democracy

GROUPS RECOMMEND CHANGES IN ELECTIONS PROCEDURES

Common Cause Maryland, the League of Women Voters of Maryland, Maryland PIRG and ACLU of Maryland today urged Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Board of Elections to implement changes before the delayed 2020 Presidential Primary and the 7th Congressional District special election.

Legislating responsibly during COVID-19

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Common Cause Maryland and Maryland PIRG sent a letter to Senate President Miller and Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones Governor regarding operations during the coronavirus outbreak. The letter asks that they that ensure that the legislature's operations be as transparent as possible and that they maintain the public's ability to both observe and participate in our democratic process.

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