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Statute Text

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Article - Election Law
§3–204.2.  
(a)   The State Board and the Department of Natural Resources shall jointly develop and implement procedures for individuals who apply for the issuance or renewal of a license, permit, or certificate online to be offered the opportunity to register to vote through a link to the online voter registration system.
(b)   The State Board and the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation shall jointly develop and implement procedures for individuals who use the Maryland Workforce Exchange Web site to be offered the opportunity to register to vote through a link to the online voter registration system.
(c)   The State Board and the Department of Veterans Affairs shall jointly develop and implement procedures for individuals who use the Department of Veterans Affairs Web site or who are contacted by the Department’s outreach and advocacy program to be offered the opportunity to register to vote through a link to the online voter registration system.
(d)    (1)    (i)   In this subsection the following words have the meanings indicated.
(ii)   “Applicable transaction” means an online application for a State or federally funded public assistance program or an online application for a recertification, renewal, or change of name or address relating to a State or federally funded public assistance program.
(iii)   “Department” means the Department of Human Services.
(iv)   “Electronic portal” means the Department’s online system, known as MyDHR, through which an individual may complete an applicable transaction.
(2)   The State Board and the Department shall jointly develop and implement procedures for individuals who use the Department’s electronic portal to complete an applicable transaction to be offered the opportunity to register to vote through a link to the online voter registration system.