Voters falling between the cracks in Md.
Nearly one out of four people in Maryland who has tried to register to vote at a Motor Vehicle Administration office in the past four years has not been added to the voter rolls, according to state records obtained by The Baltimore Sun.
Though some would-be voters may have found alternative methods to register, officials at the State Board of Elections say they field calls every year from residents who say they have shown up at their polling places ready to vote on Election Day and are told their names do not appear on voter rolls.
Elections officials, good-government advocates and lawmakers say the problems illustrate the challenges of implementing the federal Motor Voter Act. But critics say it has burdened motor vehicle departments with an unfamiliar responsibility.
Read more about what issues with voter registration at Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration offices in The Baltimore Sun.
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