Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley seeks to expand upon the state’s early voting plan, which has been in place since 2010. His proposal includes revisions such as increasing the number of early voting days from six to eight, as well as allowing same-day voter registration on the days designated for early voting. Of the proposed changes the Governor recently said - “We would be proposing same-day voter registration. We will also be proposing an expansion of what has been a very popular and well-received early voting system in Maryland.”
Under O’Malley’s bill same-day registration would be limited to early voting periods. Casting a ballot on Election Day would continue to require advance registration.