ELECTIONS

GENERAL ELECTION RETURNS

NOVEMBER 4, 2014


CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

Question 1:
TRANSPORTATION TRUST FUND - USE OF FUNDS
(
Chapter 422, Acts of 2013)

(Amends Article III by adding sec. 53)

Limits the use of Transportation Trust Funds to the payment of principal and interest on transportation bonds and for constructing and maintaining an adequate highway system or any other transportation-related purpose. Also prohibits the transfer of Transportation Trust Funds into the General Fund or a special fund of the State, except for: (1) an allocation or use of highway user revenues for local governments or (2) a transfer of funds to the Maryland Transportation Authority or the Maryland Transportation Authority Fund. Transportation Trust Funds may be used for non-transportation related purposes or transferred to the general fund or a special fund only if the Governor declares a fiscal emergency and the General Assembly approves legislation, by a three-fifths vote of both houses, concurring with the use or transfer of the funds.

For* Against
Allegany Co. 14,762 3,075
Anne Arundel Co. 138,470 27,993
Baltimore City 100,902 24,321
Baltimore Co. 189,034 51,082
Calvert Co. 23,188 6,419
Caroline Co. 6,688 1,651
Carroll Co. 48,389 9,805
Cecil Co. 19,569 4,898
Charles Co. 32,549 10,704
Dorchester Co. 7,270 1,884
Frederick Co. 60,370 12,471
Garrett Co. 6,618 1,727
Harford Co. 68,326 15,627
Howard Co. 79,712 15,602
Kent Co. 5,656 1,202
Montgomery Co. 201,421 36,114
Prince George's Co. 166,772 36,056
Queen Anne's Co. 14,294 3,124
St. Mary's Co. 23,770 5,982
Somerset Co. 4,385 1,365
Talbot Co. 11,123 2,512
Washington Co. 26,973 6,987
Wicomico Co. 18,752 4,641
Worcester Co. 14,060 3,169
TOTAL 1,283,053 288,411
% of Total 81.6% 18.4%


Question 2:
SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL VACANCY IN OFFICE OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR COUNTY EXECUTIVE
(Chapter 261, Acts of 2014)

(Amends Article XI-A, sec, 3 & Article XVII, sec. 2)

Authorizes charter counties to provide for special elections to fill a vacancy in the office of chief executive officer or county executive, and exempts a special election to fill a vacancy in the office of chief executive officer or county executive of a charter county from the constitutional requirement that elections for State and county officers be held on a specified four-year cycle. Under existing law, charter counties may only authorize special elections to fill vacancies on the county council.

For* Against
Allegany Co. 13,538 3,520
Anne Arundel Co. 134,716 29,777
Baltimore City 99,276 24,121
Baltimore Co. 179,759 56,211
Calvert Co. 22,180 6,656
Caroline Co. 6,313 1,687
Carroll Co. 43,685 11,818
Cecil Co. 18,876 5,016
Charles Co. 27,411 14,641
Dorchester Co. 7,430 1,700
Frederick Co. 58,960 12,964
Garrett Co. 5,946 1,898
Harford Co. 64,175 17,851
Howard Co. 78,209 16,236
Kent Co. 5,559 1,161
Montgomery Co. 199,809 34,293
Prince George's Co. 170,211 32,050
Queen Anne's Co. 13,621 3,460
St. Mary's Co. 22,055 6,867
Somerset Co. 4,348 1,304
Talbot Co. 10,768 2,362
Washington Co. 24,341 7,515
Wicomico Co. 18,889 4,287
Worcester Co. 14,038 3,212
TOTAL 1,244,113 300,607
% of Total 80.5% 19.5%

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