TO DO NOW
1). Call all the Maryland State Delegates Representing Carroll County and ask them to support HB 532, The Registration and Voting at Precinct Polling Place Act ; and HB 152, The Secure Accessibility Registration Act.
Delegate Kathy Afzali 410-841-3288
Delegate Barrie Ciliberti 410-841-3080
Delegate David Vogt 410-841-3118
Delegate Susan Krebs 410-841-3200
Delegate April Rose 410-841-3070
Delegate Haven Shoemaker 410-841-3359
Delegate Warren Miller 410-841-3582
Delegate Trent Kittleman 410-841-3556
Ask these Maryland State Senators representing Carroll County, to support SB 594, the Registration and Voting at Precinct Polling place Act ; and SB 938, the Secure Accessibility Registration Act.
Senator Michael Hough, District 4 410-841-3704
Senator Justin Ready, District 5 410-841-3683
Senator Gail Bates, District 9 410-841-3671
The complete list of all Maryland Legislators is found here: http://dls.maryland.gov/pubs/prod/NoPblTabLibResDocs/2018_Roster_by_County_01-19-2018.pdf
2) To email your Delegates and Senators. Use this ACLU link: https://ssl.capwiz.com/aclu/issues/alert/?alertid=79762626&type=ST&ms=gad_180206_aff_ME_
BACKGROUND Voting is one of our most fundamental rights and important responsibilities as citizens. Across the country some legislative bodies are undermining voters rights. However, in Maryland several legislators are working to expand voter rights so that everyone has fair and secure access to voting.
The Secure and Accessible Registration Act (HB 152/SB 938) will automatically register eligible voters or update their existing registration, when they interact with certain state agencies. This will be automatic unless the person declines this service.
The Election Day Registration (HB 532/SB 594) will allow citizens to register to vote and cast their ballot on election day. Currently this is prohibited under Maryland State Law.
“Voting is the hallmark of any democracy. And while it's each of our responsibility to make our voices heard, it is our government's responsibility to ensure we can exercise this fundamental right. Making it as simple as possible, needs to be the goal of every legislator, so that every eligible Marylander can vote.”——— from the ACLU
Secure and Accessible Registration Act:
Registration and Voting at Precinct Polling Place Act
This CTA was suggested by a member of Carroll CAN, and information was provided in part by the ACLU.