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Maryland ballot questions

November 07, 2012

The following are up-to-date results showing how Maryland voters’ decisions on several statewide ballot questions, including referendums on gay marriage, in-state tuition rates for undocumented immigrants and an expension of gambling (results for Washington County reflect early voting and 54 of 54 precincts reporting):


Question 3, Constitutional Amendment

Changes the point at which an elected official charged with certain crimes is automatically suspended or removed from office.

For the constitutional amendment — 1,959.883 (statewide); 46,456 (Washington County)

Against the constitutional amendment — 266.091 (statewide); 7,808 (Washington County)

With 1,809 of 1,848 precincts reporting in Maryland


Question 4, Referendum Petition

Establishes that individuals, including undocumented immigrants, are eligible to pay in-state tuition rates at community colleges in Maryland, provided the student meets certain conditions.

For the referred law — 1,337.042 (statewide); 21,785 (Washington County)

Against the referred law — 943,106 (statewide); 34,158 (Washington County)

With 1,809 of 1,848 precincts reporting in Maryland


Question 5, Referendum Petition

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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 — 1,317,518 (statewide); 26,474 (Washington County)

Against the referred law — 764,497 (statewide); 26.409 (Washington County)

With 1,699 of 1,848  precincts reporting in Maryland


Question 6, Referendum Petition

Establishes that Maryland’s civil marriage laws allow gay and lesbian couples to obtain a civil marriage license, provided they are not otherwise prohibited from marrying, protects clergy from having to perform any particular marriage ceremony in violation of their religious beliefs.

For the referred law — 1,212.337 (statewide); 21,967 (Washington County)

Against the referred law — 1,115,279 (statewide); 35.236 (Washington County)

With 1,821 of 1,848 precincts reporting in Maryland


Question 7, Gaming Expansion Referendum

Asks voters if they favor the expansion of commercial gaming in the State of maryland for the primary purpose of raising revenue for education to authorize video lottery operation licensees to operate “table games” as defined by law ...

For the additional forms and expansion of commercial gaming — 895,335 (statewide); 32,938 (Washington County)

Against the additional forms and expansion of commercial gaming — 840,035 (statewide); 25,173 (Washington County)

With 1,265 of 1,848 precincts reporting in Maryland

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