State of Maryland

Maryland Election Administration Challenge

Maryland Election Integrity v. Maryland State Board of Elections

Lawsuit filed on behalf of Maryland Election Integrity and United Sovereign Americans against the Maryland State Board of Elections and its chairman challenging the state’s procedures related to voter rolls and its voting system. The plaintiffs allege that the state’s current voter rolls are both inaccurate and out of date, violating the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and state law. The plaintiffs also argue that Maryland does not follow the voting system certification procedures under Help America Vote Act (HAVA) and state law, which requires the state to submit its voting system hardware and software to independent labs for testing. They also allege that the state uses a brand of voting machines that are vulnerable to cyber attacks and not approved by the Federal Election Commission under HAVA certification requirements. Lastly, the plaintiffs allege that the board could not produce reports or logs from voting machines in response to its public records request. They claim that the state is required to maintain these records under HAVA and state law. The plaintiffs are asking the court to block the state’s current elections practices and appoint a special master to help the state board of elections adopt new elections procedures that follow the law.

On May 8, 2024, the district court dismissed the case.

STATUS: On May 15, the plaintiffs appealed this case to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Litigation is ongoing.

Case Documents (DISTRICT court)

Case Documents (4th Circuit)

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