Md. Code Regs. 33.07.07.01 - Designating Entities

A. State Board as Designating Entity.The State Board may:
(1) Designate an individual as an accredited challenger or watcher if the individual submits a written request that includes polling places in more than one county; and
(2) Require the individual to attend a training session, read any State Board issued information, or both.
B. Local Board as Designating Entity.A local board may:
(1) Designate an individual as an accredited challenger or watcher if the individual submits a written request that includes polling places in its jurisdiction; and
(2) Require the individual to attend a training session, read any State Board issued information, or both.
C. Other Designating Entities. If a designating entity other than the State Board or a local board intends to distribute instructions to the individual or individuals it designates, the designating entity:
(1) May not provide information that conflicts with the Election Law Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, Title 33 of COMAR, and other State Board issued information; and
(2) May submit a written draft of the instructions to the State Board for review.
D. Certificate.
(1) A designating entity shall provide each challenger or watcher it designates with a signed certificate, in the form prescribed by the State Board.
(2) The certificate shall be signed by:
(a) If a candidate is the designating entity, the candidate;
(b) If a political party is the designating entity, an officer, executive director of the entity, or other person authorized to sign on behalf of the entity; or
(c) If a group of voters is the designating entity, the chairman or treasurer of the political committee.
(3) An original signature on the certificate is not required.
(4) A designating entity shall provide the local board with:
(a) Copies of completed certificates; or
(b) A list of individuals designated as challengers and watchers.

Notes

Md. Code Regs. 33.07.07.01
Regulations .01 adopted as an emergency provision effective March 1, 2000 (27:6 Md. R. 636); adopted permanently effective July 10, 2000 (27:13 Md. R. 1213)
Regulations .01 under new chapter, Challengers or Watchers adopted effective March 19, 2012 (39:5 Md. R. 384)
Regulation .01C amended effective July 23, 2012 (39:14 Md. R. 839)

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