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BOARD OF STATE CANVASSERS

Ex officio: Douglas F. Gansler, Attorney General; Peter V. R. Franchot, Comptroller of the Treasury; Nancy K. Kopp, State Treasurer; Dennis C. Schnepfe, Esq., Interim Secretary of State; Alexander L. Cummings, Clerk of the Court of Appeals.

Secretary: Linda H. Lamone, Esq., State Administrator of Elections

c/o State Board of Elections
P. O. Box 6486, 151 West St., Annapolis, MD 21401 - 6486
(410) 269-2840; 1-800-222-VOTE (toll free, Maryland)
e-mail: info@elections.state.md.us
fax: (410) 974-2019
Maryland relay service: 1-800-735-2258

In 1896, the Board of State Canvassers was created (Chapter 202, Acts of 1896). The Board bears certain responsibilities with regard to elections.

Within thirty-five days after every statewide election (except a gubernatorial primary), the Board of State Canvassers meets to tabulate the votes cast for each candidate. The tabulations are made from the certified statements of votes submitted by the local boards of canvassers. The Board then declares who is elected and delivers a certified determination of election results to the State Board of Elections. Thereafter, the State Board of Elections issues the Declaration of Results of the election, keeps the records of the Board of State Canvassers, and delivers a copy of the Declaration of Results to the Governor, who issues commissions to the persons elected.

The Board consists of five ex officio members (Code Election Law Article, secs. 11-501 through 11-503).

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