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The Annotated Code of the Public General Laws of Maryland, 1939
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1460 ARTICLE 33

of Elections to correct such error or to show cause why such error should
not be corrected.1

The amendment to Section 97 by Ch. 581 of 1924, eliminating the provision as to
blank spaces for write-in ballots, held to be unconstitutional. Voting machine must
contain equipment permitting voter to vote for candidate not appearing on machine.
Jackson v. Norris, 173 Md. 597.

When a candidate has been regularly nominated by certificate in due form properly
signed the supervisors must place his name upon official ballot. They cannot refuse
to do so because certain signers of certificate afterwards attempt to withdraw their
signatures. This section does not authorize the withdrawal of names from a certificate
of nomination. Requisites of petition for mandamus. Mandamus issued. Sterling v.
Jones, 87 Md. 143. See also Wells v. Munroe, 86 Md. 443.

Application for mandamus to compel election supervisors to print petitioners' names
upon official ballots as candidates of a party in Anne Arundel county, refused. Local
act of 1904, ch. 603. Revell v. Holladay, 102 Md. 93.

This section referred to in discussing question of whether a bill proposing an amend-
ment to Constitution, contained distinct legislation requiring signature of Governor.
Warfield v. Vandiver, 101 Md. 130 (dissenting opinion).

Cited in construing Art. 78. Jackson v. Norris, 173 Md. 585.

See notes to sec. 95.

1937, ch. 499.

98. It shall be the duty of the Boards of Election Supervisors for
Garrett and Carroll Counties to advertise for bids on the printing of all
ballots, cards of instruction and other printed material required to be
provided for any election in their respective counties under this Article,
and to award the contract for such printing to the lowest responsible bid-
der therefor.

An. Code, 1924, sec. 63. 1912, sec. 55. 1904, sec. 54. 1896, ch. 202, sec. 50. 1901, ch. 2.

1902, ch. 133. 1904, ch. 339. 1906, ch. 498. 1908, ch. 737. 1912, ch. 124, 1914, ch. 307,

sec. 54. 1918, ch. 51, sec. 55. 1924, ch. 581, sec. 55. 1937, ch. 232, sec. 63.

99. The form and arrangement of the ballots shall be as follows: All
ballots shall contain the name of every candidate whose nomination for
any office specified in the ballot has been certified to and filed according to
the provisions of this Article, and not withdrawn in accordance therewith,
except that the names of the candidates for the office of Electors of Presi-
dent and Vice-President of the United States shall not be printed on the
ballot but in lieu thereof the names of the candidates of each political
party for the office of President and Vice-President shall be printed
thereon. The names of candidates for every office shall be arranged alpha-
betically according to their surname, under the 'designations of the office,
except that the names of the candidates of each political party for Presi-
dent and Vice-President shall be grouped together, with the party name
at the right of the surname, under the designation "Electors for President
and Vice-President", and arranged alphabetically in the order of the sur-
names of the Presidential candidates. Above the group of names of the
candidates for each office and upon a separate line immediately under-
neath the designation of the office, there shall be printed in bold, plain
roman capitals, twelve-point (pica) type, an appropriate direction or in-
struction to the voter informing him of the number of persons for whom
he may lawfully vote for the particular office mentioned immediately
above each such direction, thus: "Vote for One", Vote for Two", or "Vote
for Six", as the case may be. To the right of the name of each candidate

1 Sec. 97 is printed to conform to the decision of the Court of Appeals in Jackson v.
Norris, 173 Md. 597. The matter in italics, which had been eliminated by Ch. 581

of the Acts of 1924, has been restored.


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