Maryland Court Orders Primary Elections Be Delayed - State and Federal Communications

March 16, 2022  •  

Maryland Court Orders Primary Elections Be Delayed

Maryland Capitol Building - Jimmy Emerson

The Court of Appeals of Maryland issued an order postponing the 2022 primary elections.

Originally scheduled for June 28, the state’s highest court has moved the elections to July 19 due to ongoing legal challenges to the 2022 legislative redistricting plan.

There is a concern that a midsummer date could negatively affect local election boards’ ability to obtain the necessary personnel to run the election.

Additionally, some have expressed concern that this may cause confusion amongst voters, while others have welcomed the postponement as an opportunity to better educate voters on the issues and candidates ahead of the primary election.

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