MARYLAND
GENERAL ELECTION RETURNS

NOVEMBER 5, 1996


CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

Question 1
JUDICIAL DISABILITIES COMMISSION

Altering the membership of the Commission on Judicial Disabilities; establishing requirements for public members of the Commission; limiting the number of terms Commission members may serve; providing that the Commission reflect the racial, gender, and geographic diversity of Maryland; and establishing certain provisions of limited duration to implement these Constitutional Amendments.

For Against
Allegany County 7,170 2,393
Anne Arundel County 102,666 42,040
Baltimore City 78,378 18,382
Baltimore County 156,272 55,657
Calvert County 11,608 4,949
Caroline County 2,732 1,185
Carroll County 28,543 12,501
Cecil County 12,463 6,116
Charles County 18,577 8,210
Dorchester County 3,257 1,533
Frederick County 37,830 15,509
Garrett County 4,921 1,768
Harford County 47,141 20,875
Howard County 57,914 21,375
Kent County 3,621 1,248
Montgomery County 195,678 72,703
Prince George's County 123,191 44,472
Queen Anne's County 7,102 3,773
St. Mary's County 12,240 5,271
Somerset County 1,740 872
Talbot County 6,760 2,508
Washington County 21,088 9,126
Wicomico County 15,928 15,106
Worcester County 9,416 3,408
TOTAL 966,236 370,980


Question 2
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT APPOINTMENTS

Prohibiting a Governor from appointing an Executive Branch officer after a primary election in which the Governor is not renominated or may not succeed himself, or after a general election in which a Governor is defeated, except temporarily upon filing a statement of emergency with the Secretary of State; and permitting the succeeding Governor to replace any such emergency appointment.

For Against
Allegany County 7,759 2,114
Anne Arundel County 126,168 21,960
Baltimore City 73,074 20,828
Baltimore County 178,667 36,547
Calvert County 14,266 2,628
Caroline County 2,977 949
Carroll County 36,472 6,521
Cecil County 14,710 4,197
Charles County 22,704 4,575
Dorchester County 3,510 1,237
Frederick County 45,675 8,630
Garrett County 5,463 1,460
Harford County 58,069 10,938
Howard County 69,751 10,934
Kent County 4.245 778
Montgomery County 221,352 42,579
Prince George's County 132,075 32,378
Queen Anne's County 9,534 1,515
St. Mary's County 14,956 3,010
Somerset County 2,040 675
Talbot County 8,161 1.626
Washington County 25,806 5,076
Wicomico County 18,233 3,226
Worcester County 10,893 2,265
TOTAL 1,105,560 226,646


Question 3
DUAL OFFICES - EXCEPTIONS

Amends Article 35 of the Declaration of Rights and Article III, Section ii, of the Maryland Constitution by providing that non-elected members of a law enforcement agency, a fire department or agency, or a rescue squad may also hold another office of profit and are eligible to be Senator or Delegates to the Maryland General Assembly.

For Against
Allegany County 6,049 3,590
Anne Arundel County 95,698 51,294
Baltimore City 57,504 33,834
Baltimore County 137,093 74,639
Calvert County 10,986 5,672
Caroline County 2,245 1,471
Carroll County 28,662 12,940
Cecil County 11,600 7,195
Charles County 18,148 9,131
Dorchester County 2,734 1,859
Frederick County 36,564 17,493
Garrett County 4,548 2,249
Harford County 44,759 23,453
Howard County 55,234 24,889
Kent County 3,390 1,528
Montgomery County 172,019 89,988
Prince George's County 86,706 73,995
Queen Anne's County 7,652 3,207
St. Mary's County 12,320 5,376
Somerset County 1,663 914
Talbot County 6,544 3,038
Washington County 20,556 9,621
Wicomico County 14,962 6,466
Worcester County 8,856 3,930
TOTAL 846,492 467,772


Question 4
CHARTER COUNTIES - ELECTIONS

Amends the Constitution of Maryland to allow charter counties, as expressly authorized by statute, to enact local legislation permitting a special election to fill a vacancy in the county councils of charter counties.

For Against
Allegany County 6,706 1,853
Anne Arundel County 118,978 21,645
Baltimore City 66,684 19,180
Baltimore County 173,424 33,817
Calvert County 13,647 2,390
Caroline County 2,497 1,270
Carroll County 33,502 6,792
Cecil County 11,777 7,395
Charles County 22,141 4,233
Dorchester County 3,178 1,377
Frederick County 44,409 7,961
Garrett County 5,105 1,397
Harford County 56,097 11,421
Howard County 66,318 11,165
Kent County 3,884 687
Montgomery County 202,358 32,572
Prince George's County 125,633 30,406
Queen Anne's County 8,844 1,430
St. Mary's County 14,107 2,810
Somerset County 1,755 613
Talbot County 7,837 1,092
Washington County 24,517 4,620
Wicomico County 17,099 2,934
Worcester County 10,410 1,837
TOTAL 1,040,907 210,897


Question 5
HARFORD COUNTY - ELECTIONS

Permits the Charter of Harford County to provide for the election of members of the Harford County Council by the same methods available to all other charter counties in Maryland by repealing Section 3A(d) of Article XI-A which requires that all members of the Harford County Council be elected by the voters of the entire county.

For Against
Allegany County 3,748 1,898
Anne Arundel County 87,735 23,049
Baltimore City 54,516 19,683
Baltimore County 124,763 30,280
Calvert County 9,243 2,384
Caroline County 1,433 912
Carroll County 22,716 6,998
Cecil County 7,842 5,112
Charles County 15,767 3,718
Dorchester County 1,665 1,143
Frederick County 34,112 7,959
Garrett County 3,413 1,338
Harford County 48,269 21,122
Howard County 51,539 10,273
Kent County 2,177 761
Montgomery County 157,481 29,084
Prince George's County 89,896 31,473
Queen Anne's County 5,277 1,655
St. Mary's County 10,376 2,657
Somerset County 1,106 645
Talbot County 4,093 1,205
Washington County 16,728 4,551
Wicomico County 10,645 2,952
Worcester County 6,058 1,823
TOTAL 770,598 212,675


Question 6
HARFORD COUNTY - PROPERTY

Allows the County Council of Harford County to immediately take certain property for rights-of-way for road, storm drain, sewer or water construction or installation; provides for a minimum 60 feet between rights-of-way and building; provides for county liability for certain costs and interest; prohibits more than one taking from the same parcel for the same project under this amendment.

For Against
Allegany County 2,307 3,437
Anne Arundel County 38,831 71,326
Baltimore City 42,116 30,586
Baltimore County 78,667 74,046
Calvert County 4,895 6,707
Caroline County 844 1,563
Carroll County 11,565 18,363
Cecil County 3,846 9,174
Charles County 8,965 10,379
Dorchester County 974 1,857
Frederick County 17,763 23,910
Garrett County 1,731 3,106
Harford County 17,762 52,981
Howard County 30,282 30,967
Kent County 1,309 1,666
Montgomery County 88,363 81,525
Prince George's County 59,850 59,688
Queen Anne's County 2,314 5,190
St. Mary's County 5,687 7,325
Somerset County 679 1,077
Talbot County 2,243 2,958
Washington County 7,158 12,404
Wicomico County 5,950 7,669
Worcester County 3,585 4,257
TOTAL 437,686 522,161

Source: State Administrative Board of Elections

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