Md. Primary Election Moved To July 19th As Redistricting Fights Continue
Uncertainty over redistricting has led to a change in the date of the 2022 Maryland primary election.
The Maryland Court of Appeals has moved the primary from June 28th to July 19th. Candidates who faced a deadline to file this Friday now have until April 15th.
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A challenge to Maryland’s new congressional boundaries is being heard in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. Legislative districts also face legal action.
“This is a big win for all Marylanders who care about free and fair elections and ending our state’s abhorrent history of extreme gerrymandering,” Fair Maps Maryland Spokesman Doug Mayer said. “Moving the filing deadline twice, and now pushing the primary date, are clear signs that the courts are taking this issue very seriously and that the politicians who have benefited from voter suppression have a lot to be worried about. You know it’s a victory for democracy when the people complaining the loudest are the Annapolis insiders guilty of the crimes in question.”