Absentee Ballots Missing Marriage Question

Could certain voters be disenfranchised?

Several absentee voters are saying that the marriage equality question is missing from their ballots in Maryland. NBC’s Washington affiliate reports that voters have complained about page six not being included in the forms, which were sent to absentee voters. If the form is missing, these voters are unable to have their say about the marriage equality question being posed in Maryland and three other states this election season.

Officials from the Maryland State Board of Elections say they are investigating the complaints – which could impact voters in two of the biggest counties in the state.

“We’re looking into this matter and taking it seriously,” says a spokesperson for Marylanders for Equality. “Every registered voter must have the same opportunity to participate in the electoral process. We’re confident the board of elections will get to the bottom of this quickly and resolve it.”

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