Md. Code Regs. - Prohibited Acts of Challengers or Watchers

A. Prohibited Acts.A challenger or watcher may not:
(1) Perform or attempt to perform the activities defined in Election Law Article, § 10-311(d), Annotated Code of Maryland;
(2) Bring into a polling place any device listed in COMAR or political materials, newspapers, or news magazines;
(3) Wear clothing or accessories with a political message;
(4) Act or attempt to act as an advocate for one or more voters;
(5) Exercise or attempt to exercise political influence while in a polling place;
(6) Communicate or attempt to communicate with a voter while inside a polling place or within the electioneering boundary defined in Election Law Article, § 16-206(b), Annotated Code of Maryland; or
(7) Challenge or attempt to challenge an act of an election judge.
B. Removal.A challenger or watcher may be removed by an election judge if the challenger or watcher is interfering with the work of the election judges.


Md. Code Regs.
Regulations .03 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)
Regulation .03A amended as an emergency provision effective June 2, 2006 (33:13 Md. R. 1062); amended permanently effective August 14, 2006 (33:16 Md. R. 1366)
Regulation .03B amended as an emergency provision effective January 2, 2004 (30:24 Md. R. 1737); amended permanently effective March 1, 2004 (31:4 Md. R. 319); amended effective April 19, 2010 (37:8 Md. R. 623)
Regulations .03 under new chapter, Challengers or Watchers adopted effective March 19, 2012 (39:5 Md. R. 384)

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