What Questions Are On The Ballot?
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Statewide Question 1
Constitutional Amendment (Ch. 357 of the 2018 Legislative Session)
Requiring Commercial Gaming Revenues that are for Public Education to Supplement Spending for Education in Public Schools
The amendment requires the Governor to include in the annual State Budget, as supplemental funding for prekindergarten through grade 12 in public schools, the revenues from video lottery operation licenses and any other commercial gaming dedicated to public education in an amount above the level of State funding for education in public schools provided by the Bridge to Excellence in Public Schools Act of 2002 (otherwise known as the Thornton legislation) in not less than the following amounts: $125 million in fiscal year 2020; $250 million in fiscal year 2021; $375 million in fiscal year 2022; and 100% of commercial gaming revenues dedicated to public education in fiscal year 2023 and each fiscal year thereafter. The amendment also requires the Governor to show in the annual budget how the revenues from video lottery operation licenses and other commercial gaming are being used in a manner that is in addition to the level of State funding for public education provided by the funding formulas established by the Bridge to Excellence in Public Schools Act. The State Constitution currently authorizes video lottery operation licenses for the primary purpose of raising money for public education.
(Amending Article XIX, Section 1(c)(1) and (g), and adding Section 1(f) to the Maryland Constitution)
Non-Technical Summary (PDF)
Statewide Question 2
Constitutional Amendment (Ch. 855 of the 2018 Legislative Session)
Same-Day Registration and Voting at the Precinct Polling Place on Election Day
Authorizes the General Assembly to enact legislation to allow a qualified individual to register and vote at a precinct polling place on Election Day. The current law requires voter registration to close before Election Day.
(Amending Article I, Sections 1 and 2, and adding Section 2A to the Maryland Constitution)
Non-Technical Summary (PDF)
Frederick County: Question A
Council Member Vacancy
This Charter Amendment would amend the Frederick County Charter to provide that a Council Member vacancy must be filled by a member of the same political party as the vacating Council Member was in the most recent Council Member election.
Frederick County: Question B
This Charter Amendment would amend the Frederick County Charter to authorize and specify the process for expedited legislation that could become effective on the date of enactment.
Frederick County: Question C
Change in County Attorney Removal Process Authority
This Charter Amendment would amend the Frederick County Charter to change the removal process for the County Attorney to require either the Executive with the consent of 5 Council Members or the vote of 6 Council Members to remove the County Attorney.
Frederick County: Question D
Fire Fighter Collective Bargaining and Binding Arbitration
This Charter Amendment would amend the Frederick County Charter to expand the required subject matters for collective bargaining for the County Career Fire Fighters and require the County Council to provide by ordinance for binding arbitration by a neutral arbitrator whose decision must be funded in the County Budget.
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