Maryland panel extends deadlines related July’s primary

August 1, 2022 GMT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland State Board of Elections has extended three deadlines related to last month’s primary, because it was delayed by three weeks.

Because the primary was postponed, the board is scheduled to certify results Aug. 15.

The board voted Monday to extend the deadline for a candidate to decline a nomination until Aug. 16, because that can’t happen until after certification.

The board also voted to extend a previous deadline of Aug. 15 to remove a candidate’s name from the ballot because of a candidate’s death or disqualification to Aug. 16.

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

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