The Maryland Board of Elections decided unanimously to ensure there will be no in-person voting for the state’s April 28 special election to fill the seat of the late Elijah Cummings, countering efforts from the agency’s staff to establish voting sites.
The Daily Caller reported Tuesday that Maryland would be hosting three voting locations for the special election, which would have conflicted with Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to make the election mail-in only. This report was based on confirmations of two conference calls made Monday by the Maryland Board of Election agency staff: one to the two campaigns and the other to the local election leaders where the three voting sites would have been located. The board itself, which consists of five members appointed by the governor, rejected the idea of hosting voting sites during their Wednesday meeting.
“I think it’s very difficult figuring out how to pull this off,” Patrick J. Hogan, the vice chairman of the board said during the meeting. “I’m just trying to go through my mind how to do it and it’s real mental gymnastics.” (RELATED: INTERACTIVE: This Map Shows How Many Have Died From COVID-19 In Each State)