ELECTIONS

GENERAL ELECTION RETURNS

GENERAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 6, 2012


CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

Question 1:
QUALIFICATIONS FOR PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY ORPHANS' COURT JUDGES
(
Chapter 394, Acts of 2011)

(Amends Article IV, sec. 40)

Requires judges of the Orphans' Court for Prince George's County to be admitted to practice law in this State and to be a member in good standing of the Maryland Bar.

For* Against
Allegany Co. 20,345 4,293
Anne Arundel Co. 203,766 32,885
Baltimore City 196,580 26,974
Baltimore Co. 296,876 50,351
Calvert Co. 34,653 6,664
Caroline Co. 9,320 2,469
Carroll Co. 62,889 15,570
Cecil Co. 31,032 6,665
Charles Co. 62,103 7,099
Dorchester Co. 10,158 2,682
Frederick Co. 90,679 13,610
Garrett Co. 8,672 2,447
Harford Co. 96,641 17,937
Howard Co. 123,458 16,353
Kent Co. 6,114 2,421
Montgomery Co. 377,031 31,770
Prince George's Co. 330,815 22,799
Queen Anne's Co. 17,920 4,392
St. Mary's Co. 36,631 6,746
Somerset Co. 7,281 1,516
Talbot Co. 14,307 3,309
Washington Co. 44,283 9,194
Wicomico Co. 31,363 4,951
Worcester Co. 20,439 3,534
TOTAL 2,133,356 296,631
% of Total 87.8% 12.2%


Question 2:
QUALIFICATIONS FOR BALTIMORE COUNTY ORPHANS' COURT JUDGES
(Chapter 146, Acts of 2012)

(Amends Article IV, sec. 40)

Requires judges of the Orphans' Court for Baltimore County to be admitted to practice law in this State and to be a member in good standing of the Maryland Bar.

For* Against
Allegany Co. 20,390 4,224
Anne Arundel Co. 206,584 32,219
Baltimore City 198,000 24,348
Baltimore Co. 305,002 47,729
Calvert Co. 34,979 6,639
Caroline Co. 9,271 2,440
Carroll Co. 63,764 15,341
Cecil Co. 31,189 6,568
Charles Co. 62,727 7,218
Dorchester Co. 10,380 2,592
Frederick Co. 90,513 13,255
Garrett Co. 8,811 2,391
Harford Co. 97,391 17,332
Howard Co. 123,284 16,110
Kent Co. 6,131 2,384
Montgomery Co. 374,891 31,395
Prince George's Co. 326,453 25,612
Queen Anne's Co. 17,960 4,235
St. Mary's Co. 36,471 6,660
Somerset Co. 7,467 1,515
Talbot Co. 14,558 3,305
Washington Co. 44,862 9,066
Wicomico Co. 31,776 4,785
Worcester Co. 20,667 3,482
TOTAL 2,143,521 290,845
% of Total 88.1% 11.9%


Question 3:
SUSPENSION & REMOVAL OF ELECTED OFFICIALS
(Chapter 147, Acts of 2012)

(Amends Article XV, sec. 2)

Changes the point at which an elected official charged with certain crimes is automatically suspended or removed from office. Under existing law, an elected official who is convicted or pleads no contest is suspended and is removed only when the conviction becomes final. Under the amended law, an elected official is suspended when found guilty and is removed when the conviction becomes final or when the elected official pleads guilty or no contest.

For* Against
Allegany Co. 23,345 3,601
Anne Arundel Co. 216,719 28,642
Baltimore City 198,255 31,793
Baltimore Co. 314,780 47,530
Calvert Co. 38,681 4,261
Caroline Co. 10,401 2,069
Carroll Co. 70,954 11,972
Cecil Co. 34,063 5,842
Charles Co. 63,784 8,161
Dorchester Co. 11,717 2,231
Frederick Co. 97,159 12,264
Garrett Co. 10,405 1,751
Harford Co. 103,023 16,547
Howard Co. 128,486 15,605
Kent Co. 7,804 1,354
Montgomery Co. 383,047 38,383
Prince George's Co. 318,675 41,296
Queen Anne's Co. 20,440 3,205
St. Mary's Co. 39,747 5,216
Somerset Co. 7,910 1,517
Talbot Co. 16,105 2,987
Washington Co. 49,311 8,278
Wicomico Co. 33,531 5,415
Worcester Co. 22,083 3,404
TOTAL 2,220,425 303,324
% of Total 88.0% 12.0%



STATEWIDE REFERENDA

Question 4:
PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION - TUITION RATES
(
Chapter 191, Acts of 2011)

Establishes that individuals, including undocumented immigrants, are eligible to pay in-state tuition rates at community colleges in Maryland, provided the student meets certain conditions relating to attendance and graduation from a Maryland high school, filing of income taxes, intent to apply for permanent residency, and registration with the selective service system (if required); makes such students eligible to pay in-state tuition rates at a four-year public college or university if the student has first completed 60 credit hours or graduated from a community college in Maryland; provides that students qualifying for in-state tuition rates by this method will not be counted as in-state students for purposes of counting undergraduate enrollment; and extends the time in which honorably discharged veterans may qualify for in-state tuition rates.

For* Against
Allegany Co. 11,009 16,631
Anne Arundel Co. 124,741 126,632
Baltimore City 168,279 70,173
Baltimore Co. 196,470 175,064
Calvert Co. 20,352 22,983
Caroline Co. 5,112 7,623
Carroll Co. 31,941 53,102
Cecil Co. 17,478 23,047
Charles Co. 43,451 29,071
Dorchester Co. 6,798 7,402
Frederick Co. 55,805 56,393
Garrett Co. 4,572 7,708
Harford Co. 50,805 71,678
Howard Co. 90,556 57,726
Kent Co. 4,652 4,722
Montgomery Co. 313,681 120,097
Prince George's Co. 273,752 91,588
Queen Anne's Co. 9,730 14,368
St. Mary's Co. 21,706 23,868
Somerset Co. 5,125 4,411
Talbot Co. 9,369 10,269
Washington Co. 23,524 35,907
Wicomico Co. 20,478 19,076
Worcester Co. 12,183 13,725
TOTAL 1,521,579 1,063,228
% of Total 58.9% 41.1%


Question 5:
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTING PLAN
(Chapter 1, Acts of 2011 Special Session)

Establishes the boundaries for the State's eight United States Congressional Districts based on recent census figures, as required by the United States Constitution.

For* Against
Allegany Co. 13,250 12,671
Anne Arundel Co. 129,658 106,702
Baltimore City 161,888 59,572
Baltimore Co. 207,349 141,082
Calvert Co. 25,502 15,150
Caroline Co. 7,021 4,894
Carroll Co. 37,161 42,459
Cecil Co. 24,501 13,178
Charles Co. 50,217 18,722
Dorchester Co. 8,324 4,942
Frederick Co. 59,538 45,863
Garrett Co. 5,423 6,193
Harford Co. 67,184 47,506
Howard Co. 89,821 48,050
Kent Co. 4,948 3,776
Montgomery Co. 261,122 139,546
Prince George's Co. 269,072 76,914
Queen Anne's Co. 12,254 10,227
St. Mary's Co. 27,887 14,967
Somerset Co. 6,066 2,846
Talbot Co. 10,409 7,953
Washington Co. 28,414 27,776
Wicomico Co. 26,349 10,593
Worcester Co. 16,153 7,986
TOTAL 1,549,511 869,568
% of Total 64.1% 35.9%


Question 6:
CIVIL MARRIAGE PROTECTION ACT
(Chapter 2, Acts of 2012)

Establishes that Maryland’s civil marriage laws allow gay and lesbian couples to obtain a civil marriage license, provided they are not otherwise prohibited from marrying; protects clergy from having to perform any particular marriage ceremony in violation of their religious beliefs; affirms that each religious faith has exclusive control over its own theological doctrine regarding who may marry within that faith; and provides that religious organizations and certain related entities are not required to provide goods, services, or benefits to an individual related to the celebration or promotion of marriage in violation of their religious beliefs.

For* Against
Allegany Co. 9,965 18,927
Anne Arundel Co. 133,053 120,883
Baltimore City 138,007 103,294
Baltimore Co. 194,150 181,162
Calvert Co. 20,205 23,944
Caroline Co. 4,785 8,139
Carroll Co. 37,631 48,253
Cecil Co. 18,279 22,993
Charles Co. 33,334 39,792
Dorchester Co. 5,645 8,943
Frederick Co. 58,349 55,952
Garrett Co. 3,493 9,212
Harford Co. 55,057 68,785
Howard Co. 88,768 61,139
Kent Co. 4,685 4,856
Montgomery Co. 289,625 150,498
Prince George's Co. 183,257 186,296
Queen Anne's Co. 10,788 13,609
St. Mary's Co. 20,606 25,971
Somerset Co. 3,467 6,244
Talbot Co. 9,567 10,290
Washington Co. 23,585 37,246
Wicomico Co. 16,107 24,405
Worcester Co. 11,096 15,212
TOTAL 1,373,504 1,246,045
% of Total 52.4% 47.6%


Question 7:
GAMING EXPANSION
(Chapter 1, Acts of 2012 2nd Special Session)

Do you favor the expansion of commercial gaming in the State of Maryland for the primary purpose of raising revenue for education to authorize video lottery operation licensees to operate “table games” as defined by law; to increase from 15,000 to 16,500 the maximum number of video lottery terminals that may be operated in the State; and to increase from 5 to 6 the maximum number of video lottery operation licenses that may be awarded in the State and allow a video lottery facility to operate in Prince George’s County?

For* Against
Allegany Co. 17,428 12,012
Anne Arundel Co. 117,127 139,494
Baltimore City 129,970 116,478
Baltimore Co. 182,892 194,825
Calvert Co. 25,308 19,655
Caroline Co. 6,012 7,127
Carroll Co. 38,936 47,921
Cecil Co. 17,815 23,898
Charles Co. 45,067 29,560
Dorchester Co. 7,436 7,523
Frederick Co. 59,699 55,105
Garrett Co. 5,357 7,469
Harford Co. 58,557 66,116
Howard Co. 71,689 79,345
Kent Co. 4,056 5,619
Montgomery Co. 240,505 200,579
Prince George's Co. 222,275 152,000
Queen Anne's Co. 11,565 13,031
St. Mary's Co. 27,315 19,896
Somerset Co. 5,323 4,644
Talbot Co. 8,372 11,779
Washington Co. 34,883 26,874
Wicomico Co. 21,825 18,991
Worcester Co. 14,474 12,414
TOTAL 1,373,886 1,272,355
% of Total 51.9% 48.1%

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