MARYLAND: Absentee Ballots Missing Page With Marriage Equality Section
JMG reader Mike tips us to this developing story out of Maryland:
With two weeks left until the election, the News4 I-Team is uncovering ballot problems in Maryland. We got a tip from a Maryland voter who says his absentee ballot arrived in the mail missing an entire page. That means he couldn’t vote on some of the most talked-about ballot issues, including Question 6 on same-sex marriage, Question 7 on expanded gambling and all of his local county ballot initiatives. We spoke to multiple election officials today. The Maryland State Board of Elections Deputy Administrator Ross Goldstein confirmed that some absentee ballots in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties are missing the second page.Election officials are downplaying the problem, saying that a relative few number of ballots are affected.