Maryland Code, Election Law § 16-101

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(a) A person may not willfully and knowingly:

(1) impersonate a voter or other person in order to register or attempt to register in the name of the voter or other person;

(2) register to vote more than once;

(3) falsify residence in an attempt to register in the wrong location;

(4) secure registration through any unlawful means;

(5) cause by unlawful means the name of a qualified voter to be stricken from the statewide voter registration list;

(6) prevent, hinder, or delay a person having a lawful right to register from registering, through the use of force, threat, menace, intimidation, bribery, reward, or offer of reward;

(7) falsify any name on a registration;

(8) misrepresent any fact relating to registration;  or

(9) induce or attempt to induce a person to violate any prohibition in items (1) through (8) of this subsection.

(b) A person acting under color of law may not discriminate against an individual based on the individual's declination to register to vote or voter registration information.

(c) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than 5 years or both.

(d) A person who violates this section is subject to § 5-106(b) of the Courts Article.

(e) A person who unintentionally becomes registered to vote under § 3-203 of this article:

(1) shall be considered to have become registered to vote based on information provided to the State Board by an automatic voter registration agency;  and

(2) may not be considered to have violated this section because of the unintended registration.

Cite this article: - Maryland Code, Election Law § 16-101 - last updated December 31, 2021 |

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