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Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Md. will overhaul motor-voter program

Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration is planning to overhaul its voter registration procedures after an analysis showed that one in four motorists who tried to sign up at an MVA office never made it to the voter rolls, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Agency officials say they plan to discard a paper-based process used for registering voters to the fully automated system long desired by Maryland State Board of Elections officials. The change comes after the Baltimore Sun reported that 144,442 would-be voters started the registration process at an MVA office during the past four years only to discover that they were never registered. A disproportionately large share of the registration failures were in Baltimore and Prince George’s County, the state's two largest majority African American jurisdictions, the newspaper reported.

Read more about the overhaul of the voter registration process at Motor Vehicle Administration offices in Maryland in the Baltimore Sun.

By The Baltimore Sun  |  11:10 AM ET, 03/21/2011

 
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