Maryland Code, Election Law § 8-701

(a) The population count used after each decennial census for the purpose of creating the congressional districting plan used to elect the State's Representatives in Congress:

(1) may not include individuals who:

(i) were incarcerated in State or federal correctional facilities, as determined by the decennial census;  and

(ii) were not residents of the State before their incarceration;  and

(2) shall count individuals incarcerated in the State or federal correctional facilities, as determined by the decennial census, at their last known residence before incarceration if the individuals were residents of the State.

(b) The State is divided into eight districts for the election of the State's Representatives in Congress.

(c)(1) The descriptions of congressional districts in this subtitle include the references indicated.

(2)(i) The references to:

1. election districts and wards are to the geographical boundaries of the election districts and wards as they existed on April 1, 2010;  and

2. precincts are to the geographical boundaries of the precincts as reviewed and certified by the local boards or their designees, before they were reported to the U.S. Bureau of the Census as part of the 2010 census redistricting data program and as those precinct lines are specifically indicated in the P.L. 94-171 data or shown on the P.L. 94-171 census block maps provided by the U.S. Bureau of the Census and as reviewed and corrected by the Maryland Department of Planning.

(ii) Where precincts are split between congressional districts, census tract and block numbers, as indicated in P.L. 94-171 data or shown on the P.L. 94-171 census block maps provided by the U.S. Bureau of the Census and referred to in this subtitle, are used to define the boundaries of congressional districts.


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