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Maryland Code, Election Law § 11-403

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(a)(1) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, and in accordance with regulations adopted by the State Board, the equipment and documentation of a voting system, including all paper and electronic documentation, shall remain secured following the verification required by § 11-306 of this title until:

(i) the expiration of the period allowed for initiating a recount;

(ii) in the event of a recount, the recount is completed;  and

(iii) the resolution of any election contest.

(2) After the expiration of the period specified in paragraph (1) of this subsection, the equipment and documentation of the voting system shall be maintained in accordance with regulations of the State Board.

(b) A voting system may be opened and the documents and equipment associated with it examined in the presence of the officer having custody of the voting system upon:

(1) the order of any court of competent jurisdiction;  or

(2) the direction of any legislative committee charged with investigating a contested election affected by the use of the voting system.

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