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Election Law Article

All federal, state and local elections are conducted in accordance with the Constitution of Maryland and the Election Law Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland. Amendments to the Constitution are passed by the Maryland General Assembly and placed on the ballot in the next statewide general election. If the voters of Maryland approve the constitutional amendment, the change becomes part of the Constitution. The laws in the Election Law Article are passed by the Maryland General Assembly and signed by the Governor.

An online version of the Constitution of Maryland is available from Lexis-Nexis. The Constitution is the last link in the table of contents. Election-related provisions are found through the Constitution.

The Election Law Article is available in several different formats.

  • You may purchase a binder with the Election Law Article and other relevant State laws that govern the conduct of elections in Maryland. This binder is $40 ($45 if mailed). If you would like to purchase a binder of Maryland's election laws, please contact SBE.

  • An online version of the Election Law Article is available from Lexis-Nexis. The online version allows you to search the Annotated Code of Maryland in its entirety or by articles or browse articles by titles, subtitles, and sections.

  • SBE has a pdf version of the Election Law Article.