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Maryland panel extends deadlines tied to July primary – NBC4 Washington

The Maryland State Board of Elections has extended three deadlines related to last month’s primary, as it was delayed by three weeks.

Because the primary has been postponed, the council must certify the results on August 15.

The board voted on Monday to extend the time for a candidate to decline a nomination until Aug. 16, as that can only happen after certification.

After more than a week, counting of absentee and provisional ballots is over in Prince George’s County. Like most counties in Maryland, Prince George had more mail-in ballots than ever before. Office manager Tracee Wilkins explains why the race may not yet be over for all applicants.

The board also voted to extend the previous August 15 deadline for removing a candidate’s name from the ballot due to a candidate’s death or disqualification until August 16.

The board also voted to extend the deadline for filling a vacancy caused by someone refusing a nomination, or a death or disqualification from Aug. 12 to Aug. 19.

Maryland’s primary, held on July 19, was delayed for three weeks by the state’s highest court due to legal challenges to congressional redistricting.

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