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Md. ballot question: Congressional redistricting

WASHINGTON – On Nov. 6, voters will weigh in on critical issues facing regional states, including the Virginia government’s right to seize private property and the issues of gay marriage, tuition for undocumented immigrants and expanded gambling in Maryland.

WTOP has compiled additional information on some of these topics. Take a moment to learn a bit more about what will be on the ballot this fall.

Maryland Statewide Ballot

Question 5: Congressional Districting Plan
Referendum Petition

This re-establishes the borders of Maryland’s eight congressional districts based on census figures, according to the State Board of Elections.

See the proposed new map at the Maryland Department of Planning.

How it will appear on the ballot:

    “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 the Referred Law
  • Against the Referred Law

More Information:

Opponents of the redrawn map, which was approved in a special session late last year by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly, say it has been gerrymandered to favor Democrats. But Democrats who support the map say it reflects demographic changes.

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For more information, visit the Maryland State Board of Elections website.

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