ANNAPOLIS —A bill introduced by Del. Neil C. Parrott, R-Washington, that would allow campaigning and campaign signs on the premises of a public building up to a specified boundary received a favorable vote from the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.
The bill, which was cross-filed in the Senate by Sen. Ronald N. Young, D-Frederick/Washington, also received a favorable vote from a Senate committee.
“I noticed during early voting that there was a lot of inconsistency across polling places when it came to signs and electioneering ... it almost seemed different for each facility,” Parrott said.
The bill was an attempt to have a uniform rule across jurisdictions, Parrott said.
The bill also seeks to prohibit a polling place from being located in a private building unless the owner agrees to electioneering within a specified boundary.
— Kaustuv Basu